Got To Get A Sleep Study Done

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Weight might have something to do with it, but not all users are overweight. At the VA we had to watch this video about 22 minutes. It explained many things about it. But it also said it could be genetic also. My ex had the full face one, but she was overweight and her sister also used one and if she turned sideways you couldn't see her. She was skinny as a rail. Anyway, I'm getting off track. Jamie as Mr. C and I both use the nasal pillow style and feel well rested as you will also just give it time.

Rainy

I dated a lady who had a breast reduction done, she went from a double D to a C and that after that she didn't have all these backaches. She had told me that by the time she was 12 she was a B, and at 16 she was approaching D. She was 36 when she had the operation done. Now not trying to talk you into or against it just even though you made lite of it, it could be an option. You did say you wanted to loose weight in the New Year. I'm sorry if this is too personal, it wasn't my intention.

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OOS:

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Mr Groves/Todd Holmes/Ravenswood says:

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The key to beating sleep apnea is not being overweight or obese. Being fat is the major cause of needing a CPAP.

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Yeah and you can weigh 100 pounds and have genetic apnea.

If i get a breast reduction, i could 50 pounds overnight...but i dont think it is worth it.

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Mrs Cumudgeon offered to help me lose 25# of ugly fat. I was excited! Then she pulled out the machete and said "we're going to have to cut off your head..."

My enthusiasm, as you could guess, waned rapidly...

Jamie, I'm glad to hear it's working out for you. You have already noted an improvement, the more you use it, the more comfortable it will become.

I may have misspoken, I use the nasal mask, not the nasal pillows. I tried the pillows, they made me nuts. It is the Comfort gel mask, that only covers my nose.

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Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Rainy 's Comment
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Raptor... lol its fine. we discuss urinating in containers during emergencies so nothing too personal.

I expected to.get back.problems from driving and being in the seat so long but didnt. This big strong German girl carries it well. i blossomed in 5th grade..10 yrs old..in catholic school and had to have my uniforms altered. By 9th grade i was already referred to as Dolly Parton. I have lost a large amount of weight 3 times in my life and guess what? they dont go away, they often increase in cup size because my back circumference dominishes but i dont lose the cup area. When i was 18 i saw a video of how they did the surgery and said oh helllllll no.

Honestly, i dont have headahces or back aches or anything. I probably will later in life though.

My biggest problem with them now is trying to squeeze between trailers for the landing gear, and omg, the acrobats of trying to get the load locks from the International rack. the catwalk was too far forward and i couldnt press against the wall cause of my 2 buddies. the shop moved that quickly. One of.the doctors said my chest was the cause of.my apnea, but if that was true i would have tested positive when i first came to.prime.

other than that i have the occassional guy make a comment...but i always have comebacks for them. im used to it. lol

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Cool I didn't want to overstep my boundaries. I don't think I want to know how they do it. She said they cut under the breast and then remove tissue. Anyway sounds like too much trouble to me. How's the clap stuff going for you?

Rainy 's Comment
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How's the clap stuff going for you?

omg...I NEVER had the clap! rofl-3.gif

sorry couldnt resist

As far as the CPAP , ive been on it over a year. I still have never felt any positives from it that other people do. Who knew i would be an oddball??? lol

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How's the clap stuff going for you?

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omg...I NEVER had the clap! rofl-3.gif

sorry couldnt resist

As far as the CPAP , ive been on it over a year. I still have never felt any positives from it that other people do. Who knew i would be an oddball??? lol

Hahahaha! I was going to make a comment about that too but figured I'd better not.....

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

PackRat's Comment
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How's the clap stuff going for you?

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omg...I NEVER had the clap! rofl-3.gif

sorry couldnt resist

As far as the CPAP , ive been on it over a year. I still have never felt any positives from it that other people do. Who knew i would be an oddball??? lol

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Hahahaha! I was going to make a comment about that too but figured I'd better not.....

OMG!!! What a typo!

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Bill R.'s Comment
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Thread hijack....

Rainy wrote:

When i was 18 i saw a video of how they did the surgery and said oh helllllll no.

Honestly, i dont have headahces or back aches or anything. I probably will later in life though.

In one of my previous existenses in my nursing career....I did insurance reviews for a major company. One day, I received a package from a physicians office...labeled "Photos, do not bend". Opened it up, cover letter said this was a request to cover a surgical procedure and supporting documentation and photos were included....

Plopped out the photos and immediately went into "Oh my goodness" mode...shocked.png

Turns out when you want to have a breast reduction, you have to send in "before" photos to demonstrate the problems...I think I made a couple of gasps and said a few choice words....

Now, understand I'm working with a bunch of women and my face was red as a brick....they didn't let me live that one down for several days....

Back to the original topic:
In the gym working on losing extra pounds now. Already feeling some better. Hoping I don't have to do the CPAP thingy.
Thanks for the giggles.
Bill

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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How's the clap stuff going for you?

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omg...I NEVER had the clap! rofl-3.gif

sorry couldnt resist

As far as the CPAP , ive been on it over a year. I still have never felt any positives from it that other people do. Who knew i would be an oddball??? lol

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Hahahaha! I was going to make a comment about that too but figured I'd better not.....

Same here! For once I kept my mouth shut! LOL

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Jamie's Comment
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So just an update on my CPAP , I started off doing great but lately I have been having the worse time. I was about 90% complaint before, but I'm sitting at 71% complaint as of today. Lately the mask has been waking me up randomly, or I wake up to find I already took the mask off without thinking or it fell off? Not sure. At first it was due to the air pressure, as it was set to auto adjust but they changed it to a straight pressure which made a huge difference. Currently it seems to be my current mask, not entirely sure. They are supposed to be sending me a new mask, which hasn't shipped yet although it's been like two weeks now. I'm going home on 2/21, so hopefully it's shipped before then so I can get it during my home time.

I'm not sure what the problem is, I noticed my mask seems to develop an air leak after I go to bed. Since it's not securely against my nose(I have the pillow mask), but if if I tighten up my "head gear", it hurts my nose by the time I wake up which is also super uncomfortable. So I'm hoping to get the new mask soon, and hopefully that helps out a lot. I'll post another update at some point in the near future.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

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