I'd keep going medical route

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Posted by John R ( on December 24, 1999 at 08:15:54:

In Reply to: Do it yourself O2 kit questions... (sorta long) posted by Bill McCuistion on December 23, 1999 at 23:37:13:

I'd just call the lady at the doctor's office and have her call and straighten out the prescription. She can check to see what exactly was called in to the pharmacy / medical supply house. If the O2 place got it wrong, she can have them fix it. If she or the doctor got it wrong, she can talk to the doctor and then call it in correctly. And if she needs to be called several times each day, then just keep at it. The squeaky clusterhead gets relief... Sometimes. ;-)

BTW, it seems to work best when I'm excruciatingly polite, but very persistent. This is easier said than done, though, when I've been up all night with headaches. Especially with some of the doctor's office staff I've run into (thankfully, not most).

So, be sure and got lots of tanks (4 "E" tanks works for me, so I can take two to trade in for full ones and still have 2 full ones. I used to have only one--really stupid--and would run out mid-headache or middle of a night of lots of headaches). Condensers or generators can't possibly go up to 10 l/m. Be sure and have them give you the breather mask--or at least some kind of mask--those nostril tubes don't work. And before they leave (or you leave the medical supply house, if you went there) make sure the regulator goes up to at least 10 liters/minute (my 1st went to 4). Have them show you how to work the two valves (one for the tank and one for the regulator); they are very easy to use unless the pain is already pretty bad or you're wiped by drug side effects.

Good luck & God bless,

John R

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