Poll: Where are you from?

General Discussion on any topic relating to CPAP and/or Sleep Apnea.

Where are you from?

North America
67
78%
South America
2
2%
Europe
6
7%
Asia
0
No votes
Africa
8
9%
Australia
3
3%
 
Total votes: 86

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lucas7bm
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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by lucas7bm » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:06 pm

Arlene1963 wrote:The fact that you're a young, thin man who has been diagnosed is very interesting and sure overturns the usual stereotypes associated with sleep apnea. Welcome, I am so pleased that you are posting here and learning as much as you can about OSA.

If you discovered that there is very little info available about OSA and CPAP in Portuguese, then go for it I say, make a difference. In a world that is so full of negativity at the moment reading that you want to help others really makes me happy, you've put a smile on my face.
The fact that I am not the stereotype of someone with severe OSA makes me think even more about how people might have it (and maybe even more severe) and don't know or don't even bother to treat it. And quality of life is almost reduced to zero when you simply don't sleep. We need to guarantee that everyone who is diagnosed with it knows how it can ruin their lives, how it can kill them and we need to guarantee that they will also get info about treatment that will make it easier and more comfortable. That's a good start, I believe.
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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by lucas7bm » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:27 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:The profile for each member has a place for location.
We tend to assume USA, but as we know, there are many Canadians.
It is sad when people do not choose to share their location;
but that is their free choice.
Many do not fill in their equipment, either--same situation.
As we become aware that apnea is not exclusively a first world problem,
perhaps we will become more sensitive.
Yes, I believe that such a common disease with dozens of complications and risks envolved should not be neglected as it seems to be. Right now I was searching on the internet to find the word "neglected" (in portuguese) because my memory and concentration skills are - like my mood - terrible. This is, of course, affecting my academic development and my social relationships. And that's just the top of the iceberg. There are some people risking their lives, having strokes, heart diseases and things like that and they might not even know and/or care enough to get adequate treatment.
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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by klv329 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:04 pm

Maybe there is an import business in your future. Develop a decent reputation. Not sure about starting a sleep lab, the future in testing might be in home testing when the technology is better and/ or less expensive.

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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by sopor » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks for this poll.
I'm here in sunny Southern California, USA.
It's 83 F 28.3 C outdoors right now!

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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:18 pm

What's not to like?
24 degrees F here; a few degrees lower, and we can bundle up
to go play mad scientist outside.
---soap bubbles act so WEIRD
---throwing hot water up in the air to make an instant cloud . . .
I can hardly wait!
The cat wants out--until she gets out--
Then she wants back in! No more than 6 steps outside. Poor thing.

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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by lucas7bm » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:44 pm

klv329 wrote:Maybe there is an import business in your future. Develop a decent reputation. Not sure about starting a sleep lab, the future in testing might be in home testing when the technology is better and/ or less expensive.
Someone said the exact same thing on my inbox hahahahah
Well, actually, the prices are good, here. The same thing I would pay on the US. Maybe the masks or accessories are a little bit overpriced, but nothing absurd.
There's no lack of market here, there's lack of information. People diagnosed with severe OSA are unlikely to find deep and specific information about the disease or the CPAP treatment. And while I can accept a more expensive market, I can't stand imagining a misguided patient.
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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by jnk... » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:11 pm

Earth.

I should be able to be more specific once MyHeritage sends me their DNA-based estimates.
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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by lastlib » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:39 pm

I am from my mothers uterus.

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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by jnk... » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:22 pm

Update: MyHeritage.com reports an estimate that my DNA appears to be from England/France/Germany, which gives some confirmation to the boring Ulster-Scots, white-bread origin I had previously traced. (I want my money back!) My personal ancestry search indicates that my earliest ancestor in the (pre-) United States landed in Philly in the mid-1700s then moved eastward into southern NJ soon after his indentured servitude was over. One of his descendants then later moved westward with a big group of church people into what is now northern West Virginia, where many of my relatives live to this day. I was born in Kentucky and now live in NY state. I hope that isn't enough information for my identity to be stolen, if anyone is crazy enough to want it. :wink:
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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by Goofproof » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:16 pm

jnk... wrote:Update: MyHeritage.com reports an estimate that my DNA appears to be from England/France/Germany, which gives some confirmation to the boring Ulster-Scots, white-bread origin I had previously traced. (I want my money back!) My personal ancestry search indicates that my earliest ancestor in the (pre-) United States landed in Philly in the mid-1700s then moved eastward into southern NJ soon after his indentured servitude was over. One of his descendants then later moved westward with a big group of church people into what is now northern West Virginia, where many of my relatives live to this day. I was born in Kentucky and now live in NY state. I hope that isn't enough information for my identity to be stolen, if anyone is crazy enough to want it. :wink:
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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by jnk... » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:47 pm

Goofproof wrote:Any Coal under your fingernails! Jim
Not much, but them's my people.
-jeff, a user (not a pro) who suffers from an ongoing, long-term, nocturnal addiction to air (S9/P10)

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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by Goofproof » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:56 pm

jnk... wrote:
Goofproof wrote:Any Coal under your fingernails! Jim

Not much, but them's my people.


Mine got washed off, by the diesel fuel and hydraulic oil leaking from the equipment I was working on. I have it in my arms under the skin where it has been tattooed into them by faulty hydraulic hoses, the woven stainless steel acts like a tattoo machine. Jim Looks like pimples except black...
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Re: Poll: Where are you from?

Post by tlohse » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:19 pm

I never lie. I am from North America.

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