Anxious Wait

Does anybody know what happens in a hyperbaric chamber? I’m sitting in the waiting room, my appointment just fifteen minutes away, and I’m feeling really stressed. I don’t know anything about these things. For all I know you step into the chamber and suddenly you are thrust into a dangerous gauntlet of flamethrowers. What if I don’t make it out?

My dad suggested I get hyperbaric therapy, as he’s been doing it for years. Apparently he loves it but he refused to tell me what actually happens! It’s really frustrating. I can’t find anything online about it either. It’s supposed to help with my health, so I shouldn’t be too worried, but I can’t get the thought out of my head that I could be walking into something from Goblins and Grottos, like a trap-infested dungeon.

Then again, my dad did say to look into portable hyperbaric chambers, so it can’t be that dangerous. If it was a brutal gauntlet how would it be portable? I should stop worrying and go into the appointment with my head high. Show no fear. Yeah, I’m going to do it. I’ll update this blog post once I’ve tried out the hyperbaric chamber so that others don’t have to fear as I did.

Update: Well, that wasn’t so bad. It turns out that a hyperbaric chamber basically just controls the air around you to help you breathe better. I’m no doctor or scientist, so I don’t understand the particulars, but that’s what I could tell from the experience. I feel much better now, so I’d highly recommend it for anyone.

Now I have to decide what to do with the rest of my day. I took time off work for the appointment since I really didn’t know what to expect, but I wasn’t in there for that long. Maybe I’ll go get some lunch and watch a movie. Certainly not what I expected to be doing with my day! I thought I’d be fighting for my life for a few hours, at least.