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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.  "
Sunday
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. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2
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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.

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