Five years ago, I thought that my life was coming to an end. While I knew that I wasn’t actually going to die at that time, that didn’t change the way that I was feeling. The reason that I felt like my life was coming to an end is because I didn’t think that I was going to be able to go anywhere anymore. As a result of being confined to my home because of my oxygen equipment, I really felt like my freedom was being taken away from me, which is the thing that makes life worth living.
Fortunately, although I went through a very rough time when I was having to deal with this issue, time has passed and things have gotten much better. The reason that things have gotten so much better and I know feel like I have a new outlook on life is because even though I am still using oxygen equipment, I am now using much smaller portable oxygen equipment, which means that I have reclaimed my freedom and can go where I want to go.
This may seem like a small thing, but after you have had your freedom taken away from you, you realize just how much it means. Therefore, I could not be more thankful about the fact that I am once again able to go out my door and go where I want thanks to my portable oxygen equipment.