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BillN-MO Posted - Jan 30 2018 : 08:39:57 AM
I just signed up Jan 29. I am a 78 yr old man with COPD, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and as of late 2017 now on oxygen for sleep and all times when I am exerting myself. I have a home Invacare concentrator and Invacare tank fill but since I also travel in a motorhome, I decided to buy a portable concentrator for use on the road (and even for local use). I got an Invacare Platinum Mobile unit about a week ago and am learning the ins and outs of it. So far I am happy as I got it with two batteries (10 hour service) for about $500 less than advertised MSRP. I found that that MSRP in medical devices is pretty much what they ask for it. While Medicare covers my home equipment and tanks I had to purchase the portable unit which set me back about $2200. That really put a dent in the bank account but I did it in order to keep my locally supported oxygen needs. The portable needs to be mailed off if it has problems. So I will be trying to read and learn from these forums and hope to be able to contribute here and there. Yesterday I got great news in that my CAT Scan came back with nothing but minor problems and all else was good news - no C words in that report.
Bill in Missouri
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Diane545 Posted - Feb 09 2018 : 10:59:16 AM
Great news, sounds like you are proactive with your COPD. I too bought a portable and like having it as a back up. I know as long as I have an outlet I will have 02.
beatlemike Posted - Jan 30 2018 : 1:15:00 PM
Welcome Bill! Glad to hear you got good ct scan results. I know how you feel each year when I am waiting for the results of my ct scan.
BillN-MO Posted - Jan 30 2018 : 12:33:43 PM
Got one Tony even before I went on oxygen Am taking cardipulmonary rehab and was using oxygen there before going full time so the oximeter was valuable there too.

tsainta Posted - Jan 30 2018 : 12:15:32 PM
Bill, as a long time oxygen user I would recommend you also get a pulse-oximeter so you can monitor the effectiveness of your oxygen therapy. You need to ensure that it is actually keeping your blood oxygen where it should be.

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