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by Titrator
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Backup Equipment Necessary?
Replies: 17
Views: 2482

Re: Backup Equipment Necessary?

Paul, You are correct Sir... You certainly can get a machine overnited to you very easily. I have sent many a person a machine overnite due to every situation imaginable. I had lots of customer's who had multiple houses and had a machine in every house, so they would not have to undo the machine on ...
by Titrator
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.
Replies: 742
Views: 1095369

Re: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.

Greetings Mitzi, In CPAP therapy, I would consider myself a success story. I am just like thousands of people who use this therapy in the world. It works for me better than anything else I have tried. I owe my life and career to being diagnosed and treatment of OSA. Instead of typing my long story, ...
by Titrator
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Backup Equipment Necessary?
Replies: 17
Views: 2482

Re: Backup Equipment Necessary?

Greetings Folks, If you are a Medicare patient there is a rule that states that you must get someone to give you in person support within, I do believe, 2 to 4 hours. It may just be 2. So, what I am saying is, that if you had a machine dispensed to you from a homecare company and Medicare bought it,...
by Titrator
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nasal mask & nasal pillows vs full face mask. Asphyxiation?
Replies: 20
Views: 9243

Re: Nasal mask & nasal pillows vs full face mask. Asphyxiation?

Not everyone who is told that they need nasal surgery will get it done. It is a brutal surgery and the price tag for me was $26,000. My insurance covered it, but it was not an easy recovery. I do like it better now that I can breathe through my nose, but I have used quite a few full face masks in my...
by Titrator
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: what do you think of these results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: what do you think of these results?

You have moderate sleep apnea. You have more events in REM than NREM and you have quite a bit of hypopnia. You definitely could benefit from the use of a CPAP. Your next step. An overnight titration. It is good that they did not split the study and gathered a full night of data. They will now have a...
by Titrator
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Long Time No See
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Long Time No See

Hello Everyone,

It has been a long time since I last posted. My name is Ted. I am one of the people who started this forum. Yep, that was several years ago. I am so happy to see it has grown so much, and helps so many people.

Nice to be back,

Ted
Titrator
by Titrator
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hello from Titrator
Replies: 30
Views: 3652

Re: Hello from Titrator

I heard that directly from the ENT at Memorial Herman Hospital.
by Titrator
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hello from Titrator
Replies: 30
Views: 3652

Re: Hello from Titrator

Davecpap, Since I have lost a lot of weight... 50lbs, after leaving cpap.com, I do feel a lot better, like a whole new person. There is a huge social stigma that surrounds people of weight. Somehow I don't get called big guy anymore. That feels good. I don't worry about fitting into airplane seats. ...
by Titrator
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hello from Titrator
Replies: 30
Views: 3652

Re: Hello from Titrator

My pressure definitely went down, but it was not a cure for me. It may be if your AHI is mild or moderate and you go through as much as I have done, but as my ENT said before the sinus surgery. You can pretty much expect your AHI to be cut in half by having a turbinate reduction and deviated septum ...
by Titrator
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: would you accept a bi-level when you really want an autopap?
Replies: 13
Views: 1628

Re: would you accept a bi-level when you really want an autopap?

I would go for an Auto Bipap.... Best of both worlds.
by Titrator
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hello from Titrator
Replies: 30
Views: 3652

Re: Hello from Titrator

My pressure went from being on a bilevel at 20cm/14cm to 8cm on cpap. Big drop.
by Titrator
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hello from Titrator
Replies: 30
Views: 3652

Hello from Titrator

Hi Folks, It has been a very long time since I last posted on the forum. I now live in TN where I grew up. Hurricane Ike pretty much sold me on coming back to Tennessee. It had been 10 years since I had set foot in the state, but since the rest of my family had left and all had returned. I thought I...
by Titrator
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: MACHINE SELECTION
Replies: 6
Views: 2691

Re: MACHINE SELECTION

There are many machines that will work for you, depending on your budget. Data capability will help you and your doctor with your therapy. That is the only way to go. If you money is tight, like almost everyone on the planet at this time, you can try http://www.cpapauction.com. Cpapauction is run by...
by Titrator
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 1743

Re: Drums

I haven't heard actual drums sounds, but I could have sworn I heard Tito Puente playing the bongos the other night...
by Titrator
Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Weightloss Surgery- contemplating it
Replies: 27
Views: 2840

Re: OT: Weightloss Surgery- contemplating it

I had the Gastric Bypass in October of 2005 and my surgery went well. I have been able to keep off the weight that I initially lost. For me it was the right choice. Don't let people talk you out of it who have not had this done. It is a very personal choice. Listen to your heart. If you feel you can...