Have recently been prescribed 3lpm~24/7. For those already on 24/7, how do you handle Showering?
Second ?....Anyone have a Cat and issues with 'said Cat' poking holes in trailing tubing?
Hi MichelleGauvin ....I do the same with the temp of the water. Sure just about suffocates a person when it is turned up higher. Never gave it much thought but since COPD issues sure can feel the difference. I also take precautions when in or out of the tub/shower. I make sure I go slowly ..grasp a bar and make sure my feet are stable before I move again. I then step out onto a very large bath towel ...and have another to dry with. Like mentioned above ... my towel just rests on my body and absorbes .. as the other parts air dry. I started by shampooing my hair in the kitchen sink. To not be tooo active in the tub/shower so I can accomplish the washing. I still do the sink shampooing. Get my bath and then onto the washing of my hair. My arms are what puts me out of oxygen. As when I am mobile and using them for washing, etc... I use oxygen. So, get one thing accomplished ... and then when good to go, do the shampooing. One step at a time ... stay calm, and take your time. Thanks everyone for the tips ... we each have our way of getting the job done. Even the smallest of tasks helps so much.
I hang my tubing over the shower curtain, and wear while I shower. Its like it becomes part of you. I have a shower chair and keep the water Luke warm to help with breathing. Rescue inhaler before showering does help.
I have long tubing, wear mine into the walk in shower, pull it down under my chin while I scrub my face, rinse it and put back on, then do my hair and rest of my body. I dry off in the shower except for hair. Step out and dry the tubing with the towel, then my hair. No problem at all. I also have a chair if I want to sit and scrub my feet. Breathe Easy you all.
I have a walk in shower I am on 4 liters of oxygen I have to turn my oxygen up to 5 liters I through my oxygen over the shower I have a bath chair and grab bar in my shower I wear my oxygen The whole time in the shower. I wash my face and hair first. I use Dove foam spray Which you do not need much. Then sit down on the chair and wash my body. When I'm done I get out and put my long terry robe on which dries my body in not time and I sit on the toilet while I dry. I also blow dry my hair sitting on the toilet. This saves me so much energy. Still sitting on the toilet I put my night clothes on. Then turn my oxygen back down.
I switch from my POC to my home concentrator because I can get plenty of lead from its station in the kitchen to my shower. I also have a chair in the tub and a soft flexible lead on the showerhead. I love the chair! The physical energy I save sitting while washing my hair and body cannot be overstated. Prior to leaving the shower, I set out a clean towel on the toilet seat to wrap my wet head and my terry robe to towel dry sitting on my bed until my breathing stabilizes. I never shower if I do not feel strong enough to manage. Needless to say, instead I wipe myself with warm soapy water and a rag.