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post #256 of 262 Old 03-16-2019, 03:58 PM
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That is awesome news. Good luck in the future, both on and off your tractors.
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post #257 of 262 Old 03-17-2019, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. Things are sure looking up lately.

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Good to hear things are finally going well.
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Still looking for a used BiPAP machine...
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Good to hear you're doing so well with it.

A piece of advice: my pulmonologist says that the machines "get tired" after about 5 years. So you might want to check the age of anything you're buying.

(Actually I was thinking of this very kind of thing for our trailer. It's a PITA to have to lug everything back and forth, plus all the setup...)

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JP, how's it going?
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Life is good. 6 months and 1 day on CPAP and BiPAP treatment. Thanks for asking.

Was having a hard time going back to bed and the mask when I woke to pee after 4:00AM. Just did not want to go though the hassle of of the mask. And I also tended to lay awake for a long time, 30 to 45 min., when I tried it. Usually slept in recliner w/o the mask instead of going back to bed.

Been talking myself into going back to bed every night, and ignoring the siren call of the recliner for the past 3 weeks or so. Convinced myself I needed to.

Once I found I really could do it, get back to bed quick, and fall back to sleep pretty quickly, with in 5 min, it was easier after that.
Usually only up for 10 to 12 min. AHI has been running under 3.00. And I am getting 7 to 8 hours sleep with the mask instead of 5 to 6. Couple of times I slept 9 hours and AHI was under 1. Also notice my IPAP high pressure is running around 22 or 23 when needed. Not going up to 25 anymore. Must mean something good.

Still have a day once in awhile where I feel tired by lunch time, and still do not have as much energy as I use to. But still getting so much more accomplished in a day than I was before BiPAP.

Going to bed at night is much easier than it was. Mask is almost a comfort. I know I will sleep, and wife and I have found a way to be comfortable and be able to touch each other as we fall asleep. I actually look forward to going to bed at night, not dread it as I was doing.

Started to worry about something breaking and not being able to do BiPAP treatment at night. So I also figured out what the insurance company will pay for and how often. Now I have a spare mask, head gear, chin strap, humidify tank, hose swivel and hose. Already used the head gear and chin strap. Still watching Craig's list for another whole machine to buy.

This month I am ordering a new heated hose (Although cold weather is almost over), another mask cushion, head gear, spare Power Supply for the BiPAP machine, and a Chin strap. Chin strap wears out quick where the Velcro attaches. I figure this way if something breaks or wears out I have one to replace with, then order another one for stock. Have worked so hard to get where I am I do not want any set backs. Not sure one or two nights without the mask would set me back much, but don't want to risk it.

All smiles at this end.

Sent from my DELL WS650 Desktop PC, by tappity tap tap'n on the keyboard. And which not even once have I dropped down the hole in the outhouse.
Utility before aesthetics.

Craftsman GT Model: 917.251522, 46” Deck w/ CV20S Kohler, Built 1996, Hydro trany, lever control.
Craftsman, Model: 842.242560, 46” Snowblower attachment. Heavy and noisy.
Craftsman, Model: 917.249740, 3 bin, Hard side Bagger.
Murray LT Model: 425618x48B, 18hp B&S, 42" deck, 2004, Hydro trany., foot control. My Mower
Murray RER, Model 30550H, 1999, 10 hp Tecumseh, 30” cut, single blade. My trimmer.
Murray, Noma Model: 633124X8, 12hp Tecumseh OHSK120, 33", 1997, Walk behind snow blower.
MTD Snowblower Model: 317E150-129, 139cc / 21”, 1996 My “Power Shovel”.
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Sleeping with my wife while wearing the CPAP machine was an "adventure" for me. She works over night 4 nights a week, and is only home for 3 nights each week. I would lay down and almost be asleep when she would ask, "What is that noise? Why does it do that? Will I have to listen to that all night?" I would remove the mask and answer her questions and then remount the mask and try to get back to sleep again. I'd be almost asleep again when she would ask me, "Are you okay sleeping with that thing? Does it hurt? What happens if it stops?" We did this for the first couple of months, maybe one or two nights each week until she finally got used to me being connected to a hose, with a mask that occasionally burps or hisses if I move around. It was an adjustment for her too.

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