Gear to entry and use oxygen frequently may also include a hefty price ticket and a bodily burden. Heavy oxygen tanks and the necessity for a caregiver to manage the extent of oxygen being pumped out all play a task in how straightforward it may be to fall brief.
“The tools is heavy and clunky. It makes you housebound. They’re not transportable or journey measurement, and it’s a wrestle to journey since you’ll run out [of oxygen] someplace, so the place do you go to replenish?” Lee mentioned.
Whereas many might have a look at the US and see one thing to aspire to, Lee doesn’t fairly really feel the identical. The expertise is best within the U.S., however the entry is usually depending on cash and never equitable for all.
“I all the time assume they will need to have a greater system, however they don’t. When you’ve got cash, you will get the very best of every little thing, and in so some ways, Canada continues to be forward of the sport as a result of we do have some protection, but it surely’s not sufficient.”
One factor that the U.S. has that Canada has but to undertake is a distant management for ease of use. “Whenever you’re sitting however need to rise up, you’ll want extra oxygen. The issue is that you simply often need to get somebody, like a caregiver, to show it up or down. Within the States, they’ve a common distant to extend oxygen so you may rise up your self. Canada is antiquated with the tools,” Lee mentioned.