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by birdshell
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Intro from Gumby
Replies: 58
Views: 8959

Re: Intro from Gumby

Gumby, You have lent us so many of your talents and helped so many of us, it is no surprise that you would come up with a really great anniversary idea. What a cool way to show our progress, which your last post on this thread really does demonstrate. Congratulations to you and keep on keeping on. ...
by birdshell
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nasal Irrigation
Replies: 45
Views: 7815

Re: Nasal Irrigation

If you think the squeeze bottle has more force, then you really should try the child's dosing syringe. One can really control the force of the irrigation fluid into the nasal passages by varying the pressure and speed of the plunger moving into the syringe. A syringe can usually be purchased at a p...
by birdshell
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Rested Gal Hits 10,000 Posts!
Replies: 60
Views: 6659

Re: Rested Gal Hits 10,000 Posts!

Hey, you have really posted a LOT! Seriously, though, look at all the lives you have touched. Thank you for doing the work that you have done in creating the pantyhose strap, the Lab Ratting Awards, and collecting the pertinent postings into a clear list with links. Then, we just add in the persona...
by birdshell
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Kenny's CPAP Thread
Replies: 404
Views: 70555

Re: Kenny's CPAP Thread

Sorry, Kenny...I sort of skipped over your other symptoms, without meaning to lessen their significance. I still think that you may have to give yourself more time and more credit. It is NOT AT ALL as if you are ignoring your health. Rather, I am thinking that you are getting overly anxious about s...
by birdshell
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Kenny's CPAP Thread
Replies: 404
Views: 70555

Re: Kenny's CPAP Thread

Kenny, if it ain't broke, there is no need to fix it! In other words, you are still in good shape with your values. There are so many little variables that, unless you find some negative consequences, there is no need to change anything. These things may vary a little, but you still feel great. You...
by birdshell
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Need Equipment Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: Need Equipment Advice

I have the ResMed Vantage, the precursor to the AutoSet II. I really like it. Others have their Respironics APAP machines that they dearly love; there are even some who have stocked up on the older "tank" models, because they so prefer those over the newer M series. (Are/were there APAPs in the tan...
by birdshell
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Anyone ever throw up with tape on?
Replies: 18
Views: 5097

Re: Anyone ever throw up with tape on?

Effect of mouth leak on effectiveness of nasal bilevel ventilatory assistance and sleep architecture Eur Respir J 1999; 14: 1251-1257 H Teschler, J Stampa, R Ragette, N Konietzko, and M Berthon-Jones (Teschler and Bethon-Jones are MD's, and central figures in ResMed's research and development of al...
by birdshell
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Anyone ever throw up with tape on?
Replies: 18
Views: 5097

Re: Anyone ever throw up with tape on?

I would just like to refer anyone concerned about mouth taping and vomiting to this post, in a thread called Moderate sleep apnea, want to wait.... I wrote it all down once before; I just thought I'd save some time by posting as a quote. NB: Please note that even jennmary did not aspirate any vomit...
by birdshell
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Suggestions for my next mask?
Replies: 15
Views: 7201

Re: Suggestions for my next mask?



Here is what I wrote on this subject for another 'papper: A Better Nasal Mask

Keep us posted, Kenny. Your evaluation only adds to the group's effectiveness.

Karen,
Who has used enough masks, one might think, but..there may always be a better one out there!
by birdshell
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Wulfman Hits 10,000 Posts!!!
Replies: 66
Views: 6404

Re: Wulfman Hits 10,000 Posts!!!

Congratulations, Den. What a milestone! (I have wondered why you posted so many short comments...now the truth is revealed!) Seriously, though, you continually return and help out others when many have abandoned the cause. Thanks for continuing and being such a reliable source. I greatly admire you...
by birdshell
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask / Estate Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Mask / Estate Sale

I just wanted to add my 2 pence to the thread: IMHO, Catnapper would definitely be fair in her assessment of the masks, if not understating their condition. I say this in case any relatively new CPAPper might wonder about credibility or fairness. Not only has she been a 3 year user and contributor ...
by birdshell
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Hello

Welcome! We love to see more people taking good care of themselves. One warning...it can be nearly addictive once you really hang out here for a while. Chatting live is usually a place to find some quick answers, if you are so inclined. You may want to look up at the top of this page, where a round...
by birdshell
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: AHI & Leaks
Replies: 50
Views: 5007

Re: AHI & Leaks

I do not fully understand the ins and outs of bipaps or the fine details of the Respironics graphs but I do know this... If your car tire is leaking considerably, can you expect to keep it inflated? How can you take the pressure accurately of the tire if it is losing air? That is a rough approximat...
by birdshell
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do you ever go a night without CPAP?
Replies: 38
Views: 2831

Re: Do you ever go a night without CPAP?

I cannot sleep without my CPAP. I keep thinking of the effects of NOT using my CPAP and it isn't comforting at all. So, I don't ever want to be without my machine. I think that your CPAP is a GREAT screening tool to see if the SO is worthy of you! If she balks at it, you will have some important in...