Traveling with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) can be very challenging if you require oxygen. You need to be sure you have enough oxygen for your journey, plus extra in case of any hold-ups or unforeseen circumstances. Usually, traveling short distances doesn’t really pose many problems but long distance car travel or traveling by other means such as planes and trains present their own issues.
Our resident columnist, KimFredrickson, talks about the pros and cons of oxygen therapy and the difficulties pulmonary fibrosis patients like her have when it comes to traveling with oxygen. The sheer amount of equipment Kim needs to carry around with her if she wants to take a trip is staggering, and she is grateful for the help she receives from her husband when it comes to packing and unpacking it all in the car. Read more of Kim’s column here.
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