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WanderLit
Unread post  Post subject: Re: The beginning is in sight!  |  Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:00 pm
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Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:27 pm
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Location: Columbus, Ohio
PAP Mask: Dreamwear nasal cushion
PAP Machine: AirSense 10 ForHer
Humidifier: built-in
Pressure Setting: 8 cc H2O

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LSAT wrote:

The doctor can do his thing in about 10 minutes.


Hell hath no fury like a women sleep deprived. :evil:

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I wake up every day and I think, 'I'm breathing! It's a good day.'

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Kittens McTavish
Unread post  Post subject: Re: The beginning is in sight!  |  Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 3:46 am
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Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:32 pm
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Location: Florida
PAP Mask: F&P Eson 2, Philips Dreamwear
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Good grief, you're still not on CPAP?! They really are taking their sweet time. I've put popcorn on my shopping list, 'cause the first batch went stale. (Shopping is actually fun now that I can stay awake most of the time!)

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How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you're not here, I'm suffocating
I wanna feel love run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you, I have to risk it all
Cause the writing's on the wall

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WanderLit
Unread post  Post subject: Re: The beginning is in sight!  |  Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 pm
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Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:27 pm
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Location: Columbus, Ohio
PAP Mask: Dreamwear nasal cushion
PAP Machine: AirSense 10 ForHer
Humidifier: built-in
Pressure Setting: 8 cc H2O

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After two false starts at the DME (first they had the wrong CPAP and had to order mine, then it didn't come in when they said it would) I am finally on CPAP!!!

I slept last night with my own cpap in my own bed. I'm so relieved! I slept like a rock and actually felt ready to get up at 6:30 rather than having to drag myself out of bed at 7:00.

I got a little rain out, but it didn't occlude the tubing. I'll adjust the humidifier a little differently tonight. I also woke up with the pressure under my nose feeling uncomfortable but I made some adjustments and went right back to sleep. I'm going to experiment with how loose I can make the mask before it leaks, but even if last night was THE BEST it will EVER get and even if I NEVER feel more comfortable or less aware of the whole apparatus, it don't care. It will STILL be well worth the kind of rest I got last night.

The amazing part is, I know that It will get more comfortable and I will adjust to the feeling of it and that just makes it magical. :-)

I'm lucky. You all (especially Jason) gave me a wonderful education and the confidence to advocate for myself. The DME probably didn't like it but I knew what I needed, wanted, and even what my preferences were. I honestly think the abysmal adherence rates of CPAP therapy are due to poor servicing of an ignorant consumer base. We're all lucky to be here.

Thanks everyone.

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I wake up every day and I think, 'I'm breathing! It's a good day.'

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BreatheBetterBob
Unread post  Post subject: Re: The beginning is in sight!  |  Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:36 am

Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:28 am
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Location: Riverbank, CA
PAP Mask: Resmed Airfit P10
PAP Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Humidifier: Resmed Airsense 10 Type
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I can say I am thankful as you for Jason and everyone else's videos and advice. My RT actually said that he wished more patients were like me and go do research and be informed about CPAP machines and therapy.

I went from having 62 AHI to now an average of about 0.5 AHI and I really look forward to bedtime because I know I am not going to wake up feeling like I'm dragging.

And an extra thanks to Jason for the Mask Bright, I will be ordering another 3 pack soon. The stuff works great and I recommend getting some to try I know you will like it.


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