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by amyandtoby2011
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

Robysue, thank you so much for your reply. I wondered if what you said was possible--manually controlling humidity and temperature. The way it was set up when they were here earlier in the week is where the temperature goes up or down by a single degree by each click of the dial, up to 85 degrees, d...
by amyandtoby2011
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

I've been reading about the Mirage Quattro, and I think tonight I'm going to try "taming it". When my DME came out with the new mask, she left the old one, and the regular tubing with me. I find with the climate line, my mouth is always dry. With the regular tubing, I could adjust how much humidity ...
by amyandtoby2011
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

Need to come up with a better subject line... So I'm up since four or so. Mask has been off, and I've been reading the forum and thinking. I'm still confused if my nose is small, or if it's something else causing my problems. Just now, I remembered that when I tried the mask on Monday with the DME h...
by amyandtoby2011
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

Hello again. I'm sorry it's been a week or so since my update. Last week, I kept waking up feeling like something was permanently pressed against my face. I had a mark on the bridge of my nose, and a small one on my chin. Neither were really obvious, just noticeable if pointed out to someone. I thin...
by amyandtoby2011
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

Well, I obviously can't type well when I've just awakened. My DME called about half an hour ago to check how I was doing. We talked about the rainout and the leaks. She said that if I'm still having trouble in the next couple days to let them know and we can look into the climate line hose/tubing. W...
by amyandtoby2011
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

The other night, and sometime on Saturday morning, I noticed my humidifer was dry. So yesterday when I filled the chamber I put a bit more water in, knowing there was a chance of rain out. But when it happened in the middle of the night, it shocked me so much I was convinced my machine had broken, a...
by amyandtoby2011
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

I drained a little water out of the humidifier. Seems to be working better. Now to sleep again..
by amyandtoby2011
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

Not even sure what woke me, except maybe the weird popping sounds my machine was making. I got scared, took the mask off, and the sounds continued. Now, whenever I turn it on without it on my face, there's sprinkles of water that wet my hand. I've heard the term rainout, but not sure how to deal wit...
by amyandtoby2011
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: A few masks.
Replies: 37
Views: 4883

Re: A few masks.

Yeah, talk about a cat fight. Or was it a Jedi dual? Ahem, Sith dual? Speaking of avatars, I would love one, but being blind, I can't just look through them to pick one. I honestly don't think it matters what freaking avatar you use, whether ten people use the same one (though that may be a few too ...
by amyandtoby2011
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

Well, last night felt like a fitful night. I kept getting leaks up by my eyes, no matter what I did. Too much tightening of the straps made my face hurt, so then I'd loosen them. The leaks would start up, and I'd go through it all over again. I must have removed my mask three times in the night to f...
by amyandtoby2011
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: setting equipment in user control panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 601

setting equipment in user control panel?

I was trying to fill out what equipment I have, but when I went to user control panel, I didn't see anything about it. There was a link someone posted in another topic; I went there, but I didn't see any of what it referred to, such as where you can choose the machine, mask, etc. Are certain profile...
by amyandtoby2011
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

All I can say is... Mmmmm, good sleep. lol I got my machine, and by the time I got home later in the evening I wasn't feeling all that tired. I knew it was just the excitement and overstim of all that noise at the bowling alley.I worked to settle my brain down, and tried to sleep sometime between 12...
by amyandtoby2011
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Especially for newly diagnosed - Dealing with Change
Replies: 242
Views: 510968

Re: Especially for newly diagnosed - Dealing with Change

Abloodragon... *hugs*. I hear you. I'm so glad you got your CPAP and that it helped you so much the first night! What pressure/s do they have you on? That's scary about your apneas, and your desats, but I am so glad they got you the help you need. IT's a wonderful, though extremely vulnerable, feeli...
by amyandtoby2011
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

I got the call from my doctor earlier. And just a few minutes ago, the DME called! I'm sitting here in shock. I can't decide whether to be nervous or excited, though I definitely feel the latter. Who'd have thought the little preemie who was on the vent those first six weeks of her life, and who was...
by amyandtoby2011
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: newly diagnosed - my story
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: newly diagnosed - my story

Meant to write this hours ago, and about to go to bed, but wanted to give what updates Ic ould. I had a lot of anxiety last night, woke up several times, once taking the mask off to give myself a bit of a break from the pressure. My tech-another one since the one from last week wasn't there- was ver...