I finally just said, “To hell with it.” Ordered something called Oxygen Boost in a can. 60 deep breaths per can. Even though it doesn’t make a lot of sense, the oxygen-concentrating machine I used when I stayed at Eddie Brewer’s place last year seemed to help a lot. Several times when I was in the midst of seemingly major events it brought them to an immediate halt.
The past few days around here, maybe because of the Orange Ozone Alert, have me thinking it’s time to give O2 another try, despite the fact the various sawbones haven’t seen fit to prescribe it. I haven’t been able to exercise for several days, which they did prescribe.
Anyway, if these 60 breath cans of 02 get the job done I’ll be back banging on the door of the VA over in KC Missouri threatening to scream and hold my breath if they can’t bring themselves to prescribe something to fill in during those moments when Mother Earth just isn’t enough.
After all, is it not written, “You veterans are responsible for keeping us free! You brave guys deserve the absolute best for killing all those brown people who wanted to take away our freedoms! And while a lot of people can breathe easier because of all the freedoms you protected, if you breathe hard we can afford a bit of oxygen to help you along?” Ahem. You believe the bullshit comes out of the mouths of patriots?
Well, I’m truly moved, though I din’t kill any brown people who were trying to take away our freedom. Got into a few fights with some in bars but nobody got hurt too badly. Bastards trying to steal our freedoms.
And I’d breathe more easily if someone over at the VA fixed me up with the freedom to breath when the going gets tough.
Is it not written, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going?”
I ain’t going anywhere without being able to, including all the usual mobility abilities.
Meanwhile there’s canned air at a price that’s probably a bargain considering I don’t drink bottled water.
Besides, the something for nothing I’m going after is AIR! What the hell can air cost when you buy it in volume? Economy of scale. That sort of thing.
Air is so very important..water too..but air is most important..then comes food and clothes..together 🙂 of course..we must not forget earth and shelter..or else we will be moving around planets ..
kalabalu: Both can be, but only in moderation. Gracias, J
Use your VA benefits, use mine too!
You might want to see respiratory therapist as well. My brother was completely reliant on a ventilator to breathe and with the help of a smart respiratory therapist he was weaned off the vent and breathing on his own. It was a “miracle”, Jack. They have a lot of really good ideas for respiratory support, everything from nebulizer treatments to inhalers and oxygen. Good luck.
Thanks elroyjones. I’m definitely giving it a lot of thought. Gracias, J