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Why Does Getting Oxygen Have to Make Us Look Like Cripples? — 4 Comments

  1. They do make portable packs for oxygen that weigh about 10-13 pounds. Some people are too frail to carry that much weight so they use the small tanks on a pull cart. My FIL is experiencing the same tethering effect when he’s at home, but the alternative is worse.

    I tell my elderly family members that walkers, canes, oxygen are simply aids like glasses and hearing aids. What’s the big deal about what other people think? Pack up the crap into the car and get out and live, and they do!

  2. @Catch Her: Spoken like a person who doesn’t need hearing aids or a walker or oxygen. I understand your point. It’s good that you are supportive of your friends/family that need these aids – but it is a hurdle that needs to be dealt with.

  3. There really should be some designers at work on this problem. Especially with an aging BBoomer population. Michael Kors, Prada, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs — they could all make a bundle. They would become the new status symbol. Designer oxygen tanks. Exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue, of course. 😉

  4. I love this! Thank you Thank you! I have thought often that there should be a way to plug it into the back of your neck instead of right into your nose, that is in the middle of your face! You could forget all about it if it wasn’t hanging around your ears and attached to your nose. However, I do agree with Catch Her that the alternative right now is worse. I don’t know how I missed this earlier.

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