"Had 5th one yesterday. Further back on the tongue so had some gagging issues at first. He said next time he will give me med prior to help control the reflex more. But all went well and eating just about normally this afternoon.…"
"Dr. Park gave a presentation at our SA meeting some two years ago. I also read his recent book (forget the title) and attended some of his online meetings. All were excellent. It was clear to me that Dr. Park is a real scientist.
I saw Dr.…"
"Is your implantable device working? Mine cost a little over 6 Grand each time…insurance pays him a little over 3 grand and I pay nothing. So it is just cost of hotel/drive and my time. If my procedure does not work I will keep on…"
"This procedure is being done at my sleep center. I'll ask next time I see my sleep doctor how it's going. I already have one implantable device/battery. It cost $138,000 and my last battery cost $127,000. I am convinced…"
"I think every single person will tell you the same thing: It takes a while ti find the right mask.
I was issued a nasal mask when I first started with CPAP therapy. I had a bit of irritation, so it wasn't an ideal solution for me at all. A RT…"
I am so tired of CPAP. Does anyone have any ideas for a mask I can try that might work?I have just tried Respironics Nuance Gel Pillows Mask. The mask is junk, total junk. It stretches in the back to pull on. Pulls my hair and is showing wear and tear after about 3 uses. Velcro will not stick. The loop that might be able to hold the tubing if it were big enough is too small. The pillows are too close together at the top so they hurt my nose. What happen to having pillows that swiveled so they…See More
"Oh, I know the feeling. It does work better since the procedures. No more chin strap. Some nights I sleep all night through but then last night I woke up at 2:45 just feeling so claustrophobic. Had to take my Swift Nano off…"
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'Morning, Chuck....good to hear from you and glad you're venturing onto the site this soon. You'll find that everyone on here will be as warm and welcoming as I. We love having new people join our group 'cause it's the BEST!! Having said that, you're welcome! You may find it's kind of a "pass it forward" kind of thing. If you see someone new coming on, you or anyone else is welcome to reach out and welcome THAT new person. It all just builds on itself, which is pretty neat to be a part of--everybody wins!!!
Do you feel comfortable sharing some of your story with us? Or do you have a question that's been on your mind? (If you're like many of us, you may have a gazillion questions!!!). Regardless, please feel free to jump in. If you want a multi-opinion response, which can be very interesting, try starting with a new discussion topic. If you headline it with "I'm new" or "Help" or something that alerts folks that you're just starting out, things will pop!!
You're about to begin a journey that can literally be life-changing and/or life saving. To say nothing of having some unexpected fun from time to time!!
Hi Charles--welcome to SleepGuide! You've just joined a group of the most compassionate and dynamic people you'd ever want to meet. We're so happy to have you!
Don't let the slow commentary on here today disappoint you. It's just because of the holiday weekend. On a regular basis this site is a beehive of activity. People may be on and off till Tuesday but then you'll get a glimpse of what's in store for you. Meantime, if you haven't already, you might want to take a look at the current discussions going on and feel FREE to add any reply you like. The discussions are always open to any member, and that now includes YOU! This is THE place to get info, support, and cyber-companionship on this journey of sleep apnea. (Some folks, like me, who are rowdier, or ruder, may describe it in any other terms at times!!). It ain't no fun, as you've probably already discovered. But there's fun to be had in being with this group, so hang in there till Tuesday and it'll start to rip all over again! If it's okay with you, I'm gonna send a friend request to you--that just means, if you accept, that friends on SG kinda keep an eye on each other and, basically, pay attention to what each may be going through. Or it can mean you'd just like to have a friend out here who cares what your concerns are. Again, welcome, and I'll look forward to seeing you online!!