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by KathyJL
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: DME woes
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: DME woes

I failed to mention I was referring to insurance in-network DME's. CPAP.com is great. I've ordered many times from them and had no problems. Maybe I will have to switch to paying out of pocket...at least for the less expensive supply refills. My insurance can help pay for the machine itself, though....
by KathyJL
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: DME woes
Replies: 13
Views: 490

DME woes

Why oh why is it so difficult to be a good DME?? Seriously, I've thought about opening my own DME store so I could provide accurate orders, fast shipping, and plain old excellent customer support. Why is it so hard for them to do a good job?!?!? 10 years on CPAP now and I STILL can't find a reliable...
by KathyJL
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed N30i User Review
Replies: 31
Views: 14384

Re: ResMed N30i User Review

Thanks to my DME who encouraged me to try it, I've been using the N30i for 2 weeks now. Gotta say that I love it. I'm coming from the Aloha, which I've been a loyal user of for 5+ years. But the N30i is going to be a game-changer for me. I still will use the Aloha sometimes, because I seem to need a...
by KathyJL
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Different headgear for Aloha?
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Different headgear for Aloha?

Thank you for your response! I can't remember if I've tried Nuance, but the Aloha attaches to the hose differently. I guess it's all just personal preferences. As for putting my hair up as recommended in your other thread, it's a good idea and I've tried it. Sometimes I just get sick of the headgear...
by KathyJL
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Different headgear for Aloha?
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Different headgear for Aloha?

Hi, I've been using my CPAP now for almost 8 years and I'm tired of the headgear flattening my hair and/or making a birds nest. I use the Aloha nasal pillow, which I LOVE. I've tried all the ResMed nasal pillows plus some other brands, but nothing stays stable on my nose like the Aloha. I've also us...
by KathyJL
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Freedom vs Medi-Pilot-24-2 Battery Packs
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Freedom vs Medi-Pilot-24-2 Battery Packs

Thanks, Krevlin. I actually did some searching and could not find any recent posts specifically about Freedom or Medi-Pilot. I realize that the humidifier depletes the battery significantly, which is why I'm open to using it passively (no heat, no functionality other than air passes over water, no h...
by KathyJL
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Freedom vs Medi-Pilot-24-2 Battery Packs
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Freedom vs Medi-Pilot-24-2 Battery Packs

Hi All! Wanted to get some advice and/or recommendations for a battery pack to be used for airplane travel and car camping with my S9. In the past, I've used a big ol' heavy Black&Decker Powerstation, but I can't take that on a plane and we have an international trip this summer. I recently discover...
by KathyJL
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: S9 Battery pack advice wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: S9 Battery pack advice wanted

Resmed machines run on 24 volts DC with a proprietary plug. Otherwise, you can use an inverter for 110 volts AC, and plug in like at home. The blower alone needs a minimum of 30 watts, and the blower with heated humidifier needs at least 90 watts. As others have pointed out, using an inverter is in...
by KathyJL
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: S9 Battery pack advice wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

S9 Battery pack advice wanted

Who would have thought that finding a battery pack for the S9 would be so complicated and/or expensive? Sheesh! I've spent a lot of time going through posts on this topic, and I'm still not clear as to what will be the best for me. Here's my situation: 1) Car camper. I've used a giant B&D battery pa...
by KathyJL
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: THE GREAT PILLOW EXCHANGE
Replies: 1605
Views: 531874

Re: THE GREAT PILLOW EXCHANGE

I have size small and large nasal pillows for Aloha. Would love to trade for size medium.
by KathyJL
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: cpap to apap
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: cpap to apap

Well, I stayed with 4-20. Looked at my data this AM, and it looks like my low was 6.5 and my high was 9.7. And if any of you have been following my thread on my ear pain...no ear pain this AM!!!!! I might adjust the bottom to 5 after I look at the data for a few more days. Then maybe up to 6 if my b...
by KathyJL
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: cpap to apap
Replies: 6
Views: 751

cpap to apap

I've been using CPAP at a pressure of 8. I want to try APAP. It's set for 4 to 20. Any suggestions on changing APAP settings before trying it out tonight?
by KathyJL
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resmed S9 Auto or S9 CPAP?
Replies: 25
Views: 4390

Re: Resmed S9 Auto or S9 CPAP?

Thanks for the clinical manual, Pugsy! I needed that!!
by KathyJL
Thu May 22, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Which CPAP Machine Should I Ask For?
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Which CPAP Machine Should I Ask For?

I second what bwexler and the other say. I had an old ResMed and got a new machine 2 weeks ago. Did research and went with S9 Autoset with heated humidifier and climateline hose. I'm very happy so far. Nice to have access to all my sleep data! Everything is working great. Have been having some ear p...
by KathyJL
Thu May 22, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New S9 and earache
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

Re: New S9 and earache

So I happened to see my doctor for an unrelated issue yesterday, and asked her to check my ear. She said it was filled with fluid. Clear and yellow/clear, but lots of it, which is causing pressure. Said it was allergies and to take Zyrtec/Claritin, etc. She said it might take a few days to clear. To...