Hi, how has everyone been. I was noticing when its windy outside, my oxygen goes lower, for the wind takes away from my nasel area. Would anyone know of a gadget just for your nose to block the windy? That would make my life outdoors alot better. Look forward to any ideas's.
Post by skate4life on Jul 25, 2019 17:19:09 GMT -5
Hi Peg - just did a google search for 'outdoor mask for copd' and there are many - some for winter/cold weather, some for runners, workshop/dust/allergies. Most are triangle shape, fabric ranges from fleece to specialty $$$ ones, and a simple 'bandanna' that Velcros behind your head.
If you know it is windy you might try getting a large handkerchief (men's size extra large) tie it behind on your neck and just pull it up onto your nose when needed and then let it sit under your chin when indoors. You'll look like a 'bank robber Just don't make it so tight or tucked in that you trap CO2 - let bottom pointed tail hang loose. Of course, there is always the traditional long scarf, like in winter, and just hold part of it up onto your nose when needed and you have a free hand. Tell people you are practicing for a vacation in Japan.. everyone wears one for germs and pollution.
When it is really windy, like taking trash barrels from garage out to the curb for pick-up, I try to keep my face downwind (wind blowing against back of head, tilt chin down and increase my cylinder lpm.
By the way Peg, what ever happened regarding your supplier limiting you re oxygen tanks?
thank you, skate4life, i will try that. My supplier finally come round, i get 20 oxygen cylinders a month, and for safety reasons no more. So seeing we are at camp for the summer with no hydro, which is considered our second home, i asked if they will allow me more cylinders at camp. They agreed. So on Monday we shall see what happens. Thank you everyone for the suppport and ideas. I will be in touch soon. Take care and enjoy your summer.
Hi Skate4life, and all. Sorry for getting back to you so late, we have been at camp. I did in fact get my 20 (e) tanks for home and 15 (e) tanks at camp as well as 6- M22's for night time use. All is great. I am happy i keep pushing for results so i could have a better life style this summer. It was all about the amount in a home, and safety regulations. Luckily , i mentioned we spend the summer at camp with no hydro, for my concentrator. Take care all.