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by marymoon
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Turbinate Reduction Deviated Septum Surgery Quesiont
Replies: 38
Views: 15269

Do yourself a favor and take Friday off! I had this same surgery last July & had to wear a bandage directlty under my nose to soak up the drainage (blood) for a couple days after. Eeryone processes pain differently and I have a high tolerance level, but even on pain meds I felt awful for the first 4...
by marymoon
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dog chewed mask!
Replies: 12
Views: 2667

LOL! Our family welcomed 2 new kittens into our home over the holidays. The kitties are cute and very playful with one another and all their cute kitty toys. One night, not long after the kitties arrived, I went to put on my Swift mask to settle down for a good night's sleep. Imagine my surprise whe...
by marymoon
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Rooster's Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 7765

I had those splints when I had a septoplasty back in July. They only reached the very edge of my nares so you couldn't see them unless my head was tilted back, but my nose was so very sore and tender from the surgery that I couldn't take any direct pressure on the nares at all. I have a Hybrid and i...
by marymoon
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Tried the new Hybrid Mask
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

I *despised* my Hybrid when I first got it back in April. It leaked horribly and was a bear to get situated every night. I don't know if the silicone just needed to soften up or what, but after a couple months, it just suddenly stopped leaking and fit perfectly every single night! As a mouth breathe...
by marymoon
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Off Topic - New Car Purchase
Replies: 27
Views: 3729

Whenever I buy a new car my standard offer is dealer cost plus $500. If the dealer says no I immediately leave. I don't negotiate beyond that. Bought a new one again earlier this year and I told the sales rep. what I wanted and what I would pay, as I knew what I wanted. As already been suggested ch...
by marymoon
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How do you use your Neilmed?
Replies: 28
Views: 6266

Many times they have to perform a sinus lift to insert implants in the maxillary, that is because the bone is much less dense than the mandible. Because the bone is less dense, they are more prone to fail. You need to see your oral surgeon ASAP for a panoramic x-ray to examine the state of your imp...
by marymoon
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How do you use your Neilmed?
Replies: 28
Views: 6266

Well, I have dental implants and every time I do a nasal rinse, I have to brace myself for the very extremely icky, uncomfortable feeling that comes over me and the implants as the water enters the sinuses. The feeling subsides after a few moments, but I dread it every time. When it first started I ...
by marymoon
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Pur-Sleep Trial Offer for Strugglers (New)
Replies: 28
Views: 6715

I received my package yeaterday and although I didn't use my machine last night (young child + nightmare = sleeping in their bed,) I did take a nap this afternoon and used SPICE. I must admit, although I'm a big believer in aromatherapy, I was a bit concerned that the scent wouldn't be strong enough...
by marymoon
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm out of ideas & open to suggestions...
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

Thanks everyone for the input! JeffH, Oceanpearl, Snoredog: ITA about the Afrin. Since I had my sinus surgery, I've avoided it like it was poison. However, I had reached a breaking point these past several days and it was a matter of use Afrin and the Swift, or go completely insane (tho my DH might ...
by marymoon
Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm out of ideas & open to suggestions...
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

I think I need to clarify my post - I've used Afrin (1 squirt in each nostril) for just the past 4 days when I switched back to my Swift. Until then, I was using my Hybrid, but the blister on my cheek became just too sore to continue. I just went without CPAP for a few days, but I kinda like sleepin...
by marymoon
Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm out of ideas & open to suggestions...
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

I'm out of ideas & open to suggestions...

Grrrrr! I'm still having trouble breathing thru my nose! It seems as if I am constantly congested and I can't use my Swift without snorting half a bottle of Afrin first. My Hybrid has started giving me sore spots and I've discovered that I just can't tolerate a regular FF mask. I had sinus surgery a...
by marymoon
Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can A Nasal Rinse Be Used ~ Deviated Septum?
Replies: 17
Views: 21777

You can, but it won't be a quick, clean process. When I had a deviated septum, I used a Neti Pot for my nasal rinses. My left nostril was the one blocked and the rinse would not flow from the right to the left because of it. It just backed up and ran back out the right side or out of my mouth. When ...
by marymoon
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: UPDATE! Shamelessly asking for your help!!! ::Off Topic::
Replies: 29
Views: 3649

Well, Katie didn't win the drawing contest. I expected it, but she was still a bit disappointed as that seemed to be her only chance to sit close to the stage. After tax and handling, the best seats sell for close $100 and as a family of 4 with the holidays fast approaching, we just couldn't afford ...
by marymoon
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do you still love your F & P 432 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 565

I received a FP 432 from my DME last week and so far I really don't like it. I haven't been able to sleep all night with it yet, due to leakage and slipping. Also, I find that my exhaled breath is too warm inside the mask & around my nose and it irritates me everytime I exhale! I much prefer my Hybr...
by marymoon
Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: sinus lift
Replies: 3
Views: 3093

I had a sinus life in both maxillary cavities back in 2001 to prepare for dental implants, also. This was waaaay before I was diagnosed with apnea, though, so I don't have any experience in using the CPAP while healing. I'm still in the process of finishing my dental work (long story) and recently h...