There must be a better way!
For those of you using supplemental oxygen, you know it is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because without it we would die, but a curse because it is so difficult to access, use, and live with daily. Check out my previous column about my frustrations using supplemental oxygen.
I’m forever tripping on the cords, trying to unkink them, and urging my husband to stop standing on them. You know what I mean.
A new solution
I recently tried a new way to deliver supplemental oxygen at home and I want to tell you about it. A few months ago, I heard about a system by Captive Technologies called StationMaster. I recently got it for Christmas, and it has made my life easier, so I wanted to tell you about it. Please note, I receive no financial benefit from recommending this system to you.
It consists of a central box where you send your oxygen from a concentrator, or in my case, a tank of liquid oxygen. There are four tubes to send oxygen from the central box out into other rooms. Each room has a smaller box into which you plug your cannula. Check out this quick video I made to show you how it works.
This has eliminated cords throughout the house, reduced tripping, and is less of a hassle for my husband, too. It’s easy to install, but you’ll need someone to help you. The only tool you need is scissors!
It is a little pricey but has made a quality of life difference, which is very important to me. I can’t control so many things, so I try to make small changes that increase my quality of life whenever possible. I purchased it for $100 less here!
How about you?
What do you think about this new way of delivering oxygen? Do you think it could be a help to you? Have you found other ways that make using oxygen at home a little easier?
I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below, and share with those who could benefit via email or on social media. We’re in this together!
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