Paper_Nanny wrote:. . . When I went in to see the sleep doctor, he told me I needed to have the surgery reversed because he wasn't going to keep changing the settings on my machine to compensate for a problem caused by a change in the drug delivery system. . . .
I interpret that to mean (or, guess
that means) that the sleep doc feels the drug-delivery system is disturbing sleep and therefore that he is unable (not unwilling, unable
) to fix that disturbance to sleep by changing settings on the machine. In other words, the sleep doc may believe that the sleep reports are reflecting disturbances to sleep that are showing up in the breathing numbers rather than the sleep report reflecting changes to breathing being at the root cause of the disturbances to sleep.
That said, it is still worth optimizing the settings on the machine, with Pugsy's help. That's always a good thing to explore fully, when able to.
Sometimes drug-delivery systems come with the side-effect of some disturbance to sleep. Sometimes the trade-off is well worth it. And sometimes it is possible for the body to get used to the drug-delivery system over time in a way that sleep is not as disturbed in the long-run as it is for the first several months.
My take is that maybe the doc is not so much telling you what to do or stating an unwillingness to be helpful to you but may be trying his best to state his perceptions on the root cause of the recent sleep disturbances. And he may be trying to give you food for thought for future decisions. That is just my guess, though, based on my personal belief that sometimes the docs with the most insight and the best intentions of being helpful are often the ones who have the worst communication skills.
Keep at it. It is worth it.
"Return evil for evil to no one. . . . If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men."--Romans 12:17, 18.