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by chunkyfrog
Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Tuning it in
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Tuning it in

I considered chin up strips, but decided to cut my own out of painter's tape.
It worked rather well, up until my yap somehow learned to behave without help.
by chunkyfrog
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Terrible Velcro On Philips Nuance Gel Pillow Mask Driving Me Nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Terrible Velcro On Philips Nuance Gel Pillow Mask Driving Me Nuts

I believe the flimsy headgear was why I quit that stupid mask. It was easier to switch masks than make my own headgear. Things have changed. Of course, now I have been making my own beanies and headcovers, because Medicare will not cover even the tiniest share of the outrageous prices the commercial...
by chunkyfrog
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?
Replies: 23
Views: 590

Re: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?

We do it out of our love and respect for our fellow apnea sufferers. Experience with a horrible system has taught us that in most cases, this process is "do it yourself"--out of necessity. I suspect the "good" doctor was hoping for an "easy button", and is not likely to return. Or offer thanks . . .
by chunkyfrog
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: obtaining cpap rx from Kaiser

Good luck.
The Kaiser reluctance sounds ILLEGAL.
Talk to Medicare about their trying to push you into working with Apria.
Raise a fuss. It is your RIGHT TO FIGHT.
by chunkyfrog
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Inventory issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Inventory issues?

Shortages are everywhere.
If you need it now, you better already have it.
Just try to do your Christmas shopping for the kiddies with THE LIST.
:lol: :shock: :( :cry:
Santa had better expect worse than beard pulling.
The elf on the shelf may wind up in the garbage disposal!
by chunkyfrog
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Anyone in DFW area find a DME with Airsense 11?
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Anyone in DFW area find a DME with Airsense 11?

Since Resmed is still making new Airsense 10 machines,
the Autoset and Autoset for her are excellent instruments.
The supply and demand mess is not likely to end soon.
Waiting to treat your apnea is unhealthy--and could put you in a box.
by chunkyfrog
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resvent ibreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Resvent ibreeze

For dirty dealers, this one takes the cake!
Could they be part of a national chain?
Like lindon'tcare, or crapria?
We are all anonymous here--I would spill my guts, for the common good.
by chunkyfrog
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2
Replies: 201
Views: 13681

Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

Saw the doc before my chemo today. I have a PET scan in two weeks, or so (Nov. 1st) Doc has been saying a round of radiation would save me a month of chemo. Looking at side effects of radiation, vs how well I have been tolerating chemo . . . (Knock on wood) If needed, I may opt for more chemo instea...
by chunkyfrog
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Inventory issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Inventory issues?

Everyone should have a "backup" machine, but insurance will only pay on ONE machine. If it were me, I would order an Airsense 11 Autoset from our forum sponsors. This would be your primary machine, for the time being. When the DME's "supply problems" clear up, you can demand the same model-- regardl...
by chunkyfrog
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sleep Apena Fatigue
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Sleep Apena Fatigue

I noticed the difference the morning after my titration,
but it took several months before my energy improved noticeably.
by chunkyfrog
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Philips corporate ploy
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Philips corporate ploy

Knowing what we know about both companies, it could be little more than
second rate engineering in the respironics--meaning both treatment and reporting.
by chunkyfrog
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Advice before I buy a CPAP
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Advice before I buy a CPAP

Follow the advice of regular posters.
Experience is the best teacher--better still if it's not YOUR experience.
by chunkyfrog
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?
Replies: 17
Views: 325

Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Rough tooth surfaces often irritate my tongue.
Sometimes brushing is not enough.
Time to get those dirty puppies cleaned!
by chunkyfrog
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2
Replies: 201
Views: 13681

Re: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2

The trick is getting YOUR doctor to listen.
Not everyone can shop around.
by chunkyfrog
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Rehabilitated DreamStation1
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Rehabilitated DreamStation1

Gee whiz, I figured you for a guy who would never settle for second best . . .
Live and learn, I guess.