Liquid Oxygen

Everyone, and I mean everyone told me, “You can’t get Liquid Oxygen (LO or LOX)!”  They were wrong.  It took over six years for me to figure that out and buy a liquid oxygen reservoir from eBay.  A year later I knew LO was what I needed and bought a second reservoir that worked properly and held more LO.  For the next six months I had a steady supply of LO.  I knew where to buy it in the Northwest, found a source in Nebraska and Oklahoma but when I got to the Southeast It took over six months to find a place to fill my Liquid oxygen reservoir.

After I got my companion liquid oxygen reservoir, I could fill a Companion 1000T with the equivalent of 1,000 liters of oxygen in less than five minutes.  With two Companion 1000Ts I could play three plus hours of pickleball(went from tennis to pickleball), come home and fill the 1000Ts and spend the afternoon out and about.  I can go camping because liquid oxygen reservoirs don’t need electricity.  I can visit my family where I grew up and actually and be active for more than a few hours at elevations above 4,500 ft.  Liquid oxygen is a game changer.  My world expanded!

For the three years I used an Inogen One G3 to provide portable oxygen. My blood oxygen levels could drop to the 70s and I had a few readings in the high 60s.    I preferred staying above 86 when active but if I wanted to be active, I would drop lower.  The G3 did not supply the oxygen I needed.

In 2018 I started using an Respironics UltraFill self-fill system with tanks that could be filled to 3,000 psi.  It became easier to keep my blood oxygen levels out of the 70s and was spending more time in the mid-80s and above.  My at rest blood oxygen levels started creeping up from 90% to 93% over the next two years.  I was able to be more active.  Still not getting the oxygen I needed.

After several years of having liquid oxygen, my blood oxygen levels are higher across the board.  My blood pressure is lower and the swelling in my lower legs is gone.  I am getting the oxygen I need.  My health has improved because the liquid oxygen provides my body the oxygen needed to remain active, exercise and heal.  To take advantage of liquid oxygen you need to put in the effort in to remain active and exercise.

Made my life easier 

Liquid oxygen has made my life easier and increased my quality of life.


By sharing my experiences and thoughts I hope to somehow- somewhere make a difference in the lives of people with COPD and other respiratory problems.


These are my thoughts and experiences, not medical advice.

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