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ZolliStar posted a discussion
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liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"I talked to Kimberlie at the Novant Sleep lab last week (at Prince William Hospital) and she said they would not be holding any meetings this year but are planning to start holding meetings again next year.  I'll let you know when we have…"
Jul 14
richard graham posted a status
"I just have mask called the Wisp. Hope it works. Anybody have experience with it. I have an ultra mirage nasal mask and get leaks at brid"
Jul 9
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??

Hi All,First off, my apologies for not checking in for a long time.I've been using my Resmed S8 AutoSet II for almost 3 years! I feel great, have lost almost 30 lbs, am no longer sleepy during the day, sleep through the night, and have my short-term memory back.Yay!I've told my doctors that I'm the "poster child" for Sleep Apnea and CPAPs! It's been, and continues to be, such an amazing experience that I want everyone to know!Everything has been going well in CPAP-land, but in the last few…See More
Jul 7
hifay replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"What type of chin straps?"
Jul 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"No real improvement in sleep study.  Just not having to use cervical neck color.  What a bummer. Surgeon wants another sleep study in about a month or so (home one) Not sure if will do or not. "
Jun 22
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Ginny, how are you doing after the tongue procedure?"
Jun 22
Mary Z posted a discussion

AHI finally under five.

I have been on CPAP since March 2008 and had a good AHI when I started therapy (under 5).Then my AHI started getting worse- for a while it stayed in the 20's, then we got it to the high teens.  Nothing we did would help.  My doctor said it was due to the meds I take.  For a couple of years I just tolerated the high AHI.  I did another sleep study and changed to an ASV machine.  For two years I still had a AHI around 11-13.  Then all of a sudden - a month ago I noticed my AHI was running five or…See More
Jun 22
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"FWIW, I've been alternating between my mouth device and my APAP. I haven't used humidity at all when I use the APAP -- and don't miss it, either. "
Jun 14
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I still use humidity but less of it. It seems to be working OK.."
Jun 14
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I rarely use the humidifier. I think it's less necessary during the summer when there is humidity.   I also switch between my mouth device and the APAP.  I like each for different reasons. Not sure with which I sleep better, though.…"
May 21
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Apr 20
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Apr 20
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
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Two weeks post op.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike May 5, 2009.

My story as requested by Mike
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Started this discussion. Last reply by William Rentfrow May 28, 2009.

 

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William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I'm doing all right. At this point I'm basically all healed up. I did two write-ups about recovery after surgery which can be found as Sleep Apnea: Surgery and Recovery and at Sleep Apena 1 month Post UPPP. I'll summarize by saying…"
May 28, 2009
Jeannie Christmas Smith replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I have 90% blockage in left nostril from bone spur so that will be removed and the uppp/tonsilectomy. Both my drs say this is only option, one of whom has had the surgery. I understand how painful this will be for a few days, I just have to get…"
May 28, 2009
Jeannie Christmas Smith replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Mike said:William, First off, welcome. I read your story and was hanging on every word. Thanks for posting it. It seems as if everyone's story is so different, but there are some commonalities we all share. In any case, I never tire of reading…"
May 28, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"William, we have a member, Jeannie Christmas Smith, who wants to learn more about surgery. Can you let us know how you're doing lately?"
May 28, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"the 4 sentences you devoted to your post-op bad breath and and the part about being able to laugh an M&M out your nose are the things that initially made the biggest impact on me. and the pain. the kind of pain that brings a grown man to his…"
May 5, 2009
William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"Naturally at this point I do not know. They say you start to feel "normal" 3-4 weeks after surgery and it takes a while longer than that for the scar tissue to firm up. This is what actually stiffens your soft palate and prevents snoring…"
May 5, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"WIlliam, thanks for posting this. I'll go to your blog and check out what you've reported. i'm on the edge of my seat. big question : did it "work"? for this, you'd need to do another sleep study and compare with the…"
May 5, 2009
William Rentfrow posted a discussion

Two weeks post op.

Okay - so I posted recently that I was having UPPP + deviated septum repair. This generated a few questions, etc.It has now been two weeks since I had the surgery. The entire post-op report can be found at my personal blog (hope it's okay to link that) which starts at Sleep Apnea: The back story. Yes, I'm too lazy to type it all in again.Things to note:1.) Vidodin is addictive. I went through withdrawal coming off…See More
May 5, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Ruth raises some good points. Have you also been made aware of considerations regarding anesthesia and sleep apnea? Ruth Rayceen said:Hi William, you and Rick London tell compelling stories about sleep apnea and proposed and actual apnea surgery.…"
Apr 10, 2009
Ruth Rayceen replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Hi William, you and Rick London tell compelling stories about sleep apnea and proposed and actual apnea surgery. You said you would answer questions - I'm ready to fire them to you. Several of the replies mention UPPP surgery. I read your story…"
Apr 8, 2009
Barbara replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Whatever you do I hope it works fast so you and the wife can get some good all night snuggle time! If I was married I don't think I could tolerate my snuggle partner being a room away. I'd buy heavy duty ear plugs and yell "ready or…"
Apr 8, 2009
sleepycarol left a comment for William Rentfrow
"Welcome to the forum!! We are glad you joined. You will find informative information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other information to help enhance your sleep. If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the…"
Apr 8, 2009
Rick London replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Enjoyed your story very much. As one who went through three ENT's to find out how to solve this problem, I opted for the surgery too. It was a complicated one; not just tonsils, uvula etc but reconstructing the respiratory system (and…"
Apr 8, 2009
Judy replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I do have some understanding and sympathy for the panic attack. My husband had a drastic nightmare and woke w/a severe panic attack during just his sleep evaluation! He could't sleep a wink the rest of the night, swears he couldn't even…"
Apr 8, 2009
Judy replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I wouldn't be thrilled about the septoplasty and even turbinate reduction but .... I'd consider it depending on the problems I had w/the deviated septum, just as you are doing. As far the UPPP???? And I've read a couple of excellent…"
Apr 8, 2009
William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I am scheduled to have the Uvulapalatopharyngoplasty and a Septoplasty. Add a turbinate reduction and a mole removal for good measure. Might get a lube and tune while I'm in there... :) So far my impressions are the same - I approach this…"
Apr 8, 2009

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At 5:00pm on April 8, 2009, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum!!

We are glad you joined. You will find informative information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other information to help enhance your sleep.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the new users group and the collective wisdom section. In those groups you will find informative discussions that maybe of interest to you.

If you have been around the world of sleep apnea for a while, we hope you still find the site informative and of interest.

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