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by Okie bipap
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Confused about the recall
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Confused about the recall

They probably are getting some end-user names from DMEs. And we know how accurate DMEs are in their operation. :mrgreen: You're probably right about that. We got them through different DME companies. I used a local company for mine. When it was time to get her machine, the local company had lost th...
by Okie bipap
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Confused about the recall
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Confused about the recall

My wife and I have both had Resmed machines since we first started treatment. She received a letter from Philips advising her of the recall. I don't know how they ever got her name since neither one of has ever used a Philips machine.
by Okie bipap
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: cleaning routine
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: cleaning routine

This topic comes up quite often. We all clean to the level we are comfortable with. I normally clean our masks, strap pads and water reservoirs every two weeks. Some people clean everything daily, others never clean or clean only when they remember to do it. When I first started, I was very diligent...
by Okie bipap
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Medicare and the CPAP Recall
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Medicare and the CPAP Recall

Medicare no longer allows a new machine every five years. They will only authorize a new machine if there is something wrong with the machine and the cost to repair is too high.
by Okie bipap
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Did you get your flu vaccine?
Replies: 84
Views: 2205

Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

We always get ours every year. When I was in the military, it was mandatory to get the shot. I simply kept it up after retiring from the military. We have gotten the high dose shot for several years, now with out any problems.
by Okie bipap
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: daily tub cleaning?
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: daily tub cleaning?

I finally cleaned our equipment on Monday. It has been over a month since I last cleaned it. I normally clean our equipment every two weeks. I never clean the hoses. We simply add enough distilled water to top off the water reservoirs before going to bed. They only get emptied when I clean them.
by Okie bipap
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Difference between AirFit F20 and "For Her" version
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Difference between AirFit F20 and "For Her" version

The frame is the same size for both models. The headgear on the for her model is the same size and the small headgear for the regular F20 mask. My wife and I both use the F20. She has the for her frame and a regular headgear. I keep her in the for her frame so I can easily identify which mask frame ...
by Okie bipap
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2
Replies: 191
Views: 13107

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

I bought his calendar every year, and kept the last one for several years before I finally got rid of it. I looked through it many time and now wish I had kept it longer.
by Okie bipap
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Super Froggy--cancer, part 2
Replies: 191
Views: 13107

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

Looking forward to the day you whip this cancer's butt and change your avatar to the super frog. We are all pulling for you and praying for a speedy and full recovery.
by Okie bipap
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Questions from a bearded newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: Questions from a bearded newbie

I started my beard two and a half months before I retired from the military in 1983. I shaved it off in 2015 so I could use my machine. It felt funny the first few days, but I don't really miss it. At my age (79), my health is more important than some facial hair.
by Okie bipap
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do mask choices matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Do mask choices matter?

I have lost track of how many different masks I have tried, but it is around 20. Every time I see a mask that looks interesting, I purchase one and try it. I have returned some for refunds, and have passed others on to people who wanted to try them or people who could not afford new masks. I keep co...
by Okie bipap
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Help interpreting Oscar Data
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Help interpreting Oscar Data

Increase your minimum pressure to either six or seven.
by Okie bipap
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How is my wife doing based upon these two screenshots from OSCAR
Replies: 29
Views: 3873

Re: How is my wife doing based upon these two screenshots from OSCAR

The only way to know for sure is to try it. I have made numerous changes to my wife's machine and she has never noticed. Start off with EPR of 2 rather than 3.
by Okie bipap
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Help with Pressure Settings for New APAP User
Replies: 61
Views: 3073

Re: Help with Pressure Settings for New APAP User

Baby steps, but still steps. The only thing I can offer at this time is encouragement. It sometimes take a while to get things regulated where it will work. When my wife started, she had a hard time getting the pressure right. We were seeing the sleep lab every two weeks for quite a while. It took ...
by Okie bipap
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread
Replies: 960
Views: 57495

Re: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread

My wife got a letter from Philips Respironics this week telling her about the recall. We have both had Air Curve 10 VAUTOs since we first started. :?: :?: