Anyone else noticing the lack of happy blog posts on here lately? I know and I am very sorry. I promise that sometime soon I will write a super happy blog! Don't know when, but soon :)
So now for the O2 post.
I got my home O2 set up delivered today. I emailed the new coordinator at Children's hospital to see if I could get a home concentrator set up before my appointment on March 9th. I have almost 500 hours on my portable EverGo that I got right before Christmas. While I love it, I don't want to wear it out when I will eventually need it all the time for going out etc. She emailed me back this afternoon to let me know Apria was going to call me about delivering it today. I was thrilled!!!!! Talk about fast service! The woman at Apria called me and within 90 minutes the guy was knocking on my door. She had gotten everything approved through my insurance and there is no deductible or copay for me (which I was not expecting one because I have the same insurance as I was using in PA).
The delivery guys rolls up and knocks on my door with a concentrator, HUGE O2 tank and 3 small tanks. And tells me that the respiratory technician will be calling this week to set up delivery of MORE smaller portable tanks. Even though I told him that I don't need any of the tanks for back up because I have one that runs on batteries. Luckily Peter is going to put the large tank in the basement so I don't have to look at it. Yeah I flat out told him I don't want to see it at all.
It just reminds me that so much has changed. The guy asked me how long I had been using O2 and I said a year and half. Can you believe it has been that long since I started it? That scares me to that I have also upped my liters at night (I now use 3L and 4 with exercise) and with exercise. It's the progression. I just hope that I have a good clinic appointment so I can spiral out of this mood and start to feel better about myself.
And yes, adding a second, or better anti-depressant is on my to-do task list for clinic.