My ability to do my job has been going down hill as of late. I have to shovel, climb ladders, swing a sledge hammer, and carry heavy objects. I become short of breath in a matter of seconds. My Pulmo put me on oxygen last week. Not happy about it, but thought maybe now I can get back to doing my work. Wrong!
I still become short of breath, it's just that my O2 level stays above 90 now. So, am I still short of breath because of the reduced lung capacity? Is the purpose of supplemental oxygen, to keep your O2 levels up?
I thought oxygen would extend the time I can stay working, but it doesn't look like it. IPF Sucks!