• Posted by Charlene Marshall on April 11, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    Tonight I am spending time reviewing previous columns that have been published through Pulmonary Fibrosis News on travelling with supplemental oxygen. Kim Frederickson, another wonderful columnist for PF News wrote a column on this, and I have as well in the past. The reason I am going back to review these columns is because I am leaving on a trip next week to Vancouver, and I am starting to get a little nervous!

    There are lots of things to consider when planning a trip with supplemental oxygen. These things include proper medical documentation, back-up equipment (ie. batteries), organizing medications and being prepared to adjust to different altitudes/elevations. This last point will be particularly of interest to me as we hope to go up the beautiful Whistler mountains of British Columbia and I know the air will be thinner at the top.

    I have travelled with supplemental oxygen before, however, my lungs were in an even different condition than they are now, and thus, I worry I could  have more complications on this trip. In order to help settle my nerves a bit, I thought I’d pull up the following columns on travelling with supplemental oxygen and review some tips and tricks that have worked for me, and for others during previous travels. Feel free to have a read below, and I’d love to hear from you if you have any other ideas to share or things that have helped you successfully travel with supplemental oxygen.
    https://pulmonaryfibrosisnews.com/2017/02/14/traveling-oxygen-challenge-pf-patients/

    https://pulmonaryfibrosisnews.com/2017/11/30/ipf-conflicting-feelings-fears-traveling/

    Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences with me!

    Charlene.

    Charlene Marshall replied 5 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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