jules wrote:ask around people you know if they know of anyone who has one sitting in their closet unused (pretty common unfortunately)
That's how I got the first CPAP machine I used. By asking around in my small town.
Ask anyone, everyone, from the checkout clerk at the grocery store to the mail delivery person. Everyone. Strangers, even. Not just friends and acquaintances, but ask them, too. Ask everyone
, "Do you know anyone who uses or has ever used a CPAP machine?
(pronounced SEE-pap) I'm not talking about oxygen...I'm talking about a machine to help them breathe while they sleep. A machine for sleep apnea.
If you ask enough people, you'll find someone who has an extra machine, or a machine they've quit using, packed away in a closet. Probably have a mask or two, also.
Jules is right. "Unused" is all too common. Sad but true.