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by Slartybartfast
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: The agony of death...R.I.P.
Replies: 40
Views: 1870

Re: The agony of death...

Hmmm . . . makes one wonder. There has been a spate of recent newspaper articles heralding the development of robotic companions, some of them with capabilities and enhancements that are at least a little disturbing. One wonders how much will people become emotionally invested in something that is, ...
by Slartybartfast
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: SoClean?
Replies: 135
Views: 46615

Re: SoClean?

I think we're all a little tired of hearing the ads on late night TV and daytime AM radio stations using scare tactics to promote a machine that may or may not do anything, and certainly isn't beneficial for anyone unless they're immunocompromised. And if you are so afflicted, you need to get your i...
by Slartybartfast
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Severe sleep apnea recovery
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Severe sleep apnea recovery

I had severe OSA 73/minute. About 7 years ago I got on the hose and immediately felt better. The number is now very near zero, and I had no trouble at all adapting to life on the hose. But it's not a panacea, not a cure-all, not FM (friggin' magic). You likely have other health issues that need to b...
by Slartybartfast
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Traveling to San Francisco, forgot my CPAP
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Traveling to San Francisco, forgot my CPAP

That happened to me once. ONCE! Was driving from Seattle to southern California and stopped in Grand Junction, Oregon. Spent the night propped up in my Motel 6 bed and slept badly and felt like crap the next day. Drove the rest of the way sipping McDonald's iced teas. When I'm preparing for a trip, ...
by Slartybartfast
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: S9 Autoset Still Available?
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: S9 Autoset Still Available?

Hi Slarty.... I love saying Slartybartfast! How in the heck did you come up with that word? Sorry to hear about your job. Anyway, I got the Airsense 10 and I can't tell any difference between it and the S9. I'm probably like you, and love the S9. If I had a free drop, then I would take the S9, but ...
by Slartybartfast
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: S9 Autoset Still Available?
Replies: 9
Views: 676

S9 Autoset Still Available?

I'm in the market for a new machine. My S9 Autoset has served me well these last 7 years. I was just laid off after 30 years with the same company, and I've got to learn whether I can score a new machine before my health coverage ends in March. My current machine has over 20,000 hours on it and can'...
by Slartybartfast
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why am I so freaking tired?
Replies: 28
Views: 1237

Re: Why am I so freaking tired?

Just a thought: My doc was listening to me explain some troubling symptoms like yours, and he stopped me and said, "I hear depression in your voice." He was right, but it was situational. The situation went away and so did the depression. But excessive tiredness is one of the symptoms that is associ...
by Slartybartfast
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Should I Retire?
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: Should I Retire?

I gave retirement a try. It didn't suit me. You might be different, or maybe the same as me. Got a cup of coffee and minute? Here's my story: The company I worked for for 27 years laid me off as the result of a corporate merger. I thought I saw it coming. But the Big Boss kept reassuring me that, de...
by Slartybartfast
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why is pressure measured in cmH2O?
Replies: 29
Views: 13669

Re: Why is pressure measured in cmH2O?

For the same reason you'll find braille buttons on the keypad at your drive-up ATM. Or a lock on the door of your "WE NEVER CLOSE" 24-hour convenience store. Usually such a convention comes about when someone defines a new instrument, or a way of using an existing one (e.g. a manometer) in a new app...
by Slartybartfast
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Overcoming Dissatisfaction ("Woe Is Me") and Accepting?
Replies: 23
Views: 1259

Re: Overcoming Dissatisfaction ("Woe Is Me") and Accepting?

I know that this can be said about life's hardships in general, and overcoming the 'woe is me' attitude tends to be helpful overall. Though I'm curious how people in the sleep apnea community tend to overcome and persevere. How do you guys overcome the disappointment regarding the condition, and le...
by Slartybartfast
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do any CPAP/APAP users sleep on their back?
Replies: 13
Views: 2582

Re: Do any CPAP/APAP users sleep on their back?

Pugsy nailed it; not much more needs to be said. That said, I'm going to say more. For what it's worth, my pulmonologist/sleep doc told me your airway is naturally in a better position if you sleep on your side. During sleep studies patients are usually told to sleep on their backs because (they tol...
by Slartybartfast
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water
Replies: 92
Views: 19333

Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

That really sucks, to use the common expression. I was going to get one, but if leaks are an issue, I think I'll wait until they fix the problem. Or maybe I'll get something else.
by Slartybartfast
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water
Replies: 92
Views: 19333

Re: My Airsense 10 Autoset leaked water

My Intellipap suddenly started leaking water from the humidifier tank. So I keep it in a plastic shoebox on the little bamboo stand it lives on next to the bed and check it every morning when I'm at our place in Washington. It doesn't leak every night, just on days of the week with an "s" in them. I...