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sleep APNEA UPDATE...

Went to my primary on Monday to check the numbers for diabetes and blood pressure. And got results back this morning.

Here they are...couldn't have asked for better results Glucose 132; A1C 6.3; Diabetes under excellent control: don't need to restart meds. Bless the name of Jesus!

My lipids: Cholesterol 166; (normal range less than 200); HDL cholesterol 56 (normal range greater than 40). LDL cholesterol 91; (Normal range less than 100).

Triglycerides 95 (normal range less than 150).

Doc wants me to reduce the Fat in my diet...(take it to around 20g or less a day - that's right around where my WLS doc wants it too, which is about 5g a meal (minus the 'snacking' of course :D), sure hope the food still taste good. Hey numbers like these (that are foreign to me) I'll do it to bring the them down even more.

Well - I still have sleep Apnea :( but NOT as bad as I did Pre-Op so my Pulmonary doctor is encouraged that as more time passes I could be off (completely) the c-pap by early next year...YES! :P I still snore but not like I use to (whew). I don't frequent the bathroom like I use to, I'd go like EVERY 90 minuets. She would like it if I did not go at all during sleeping time :huh: - not too sure about that Doc, not with all the liquids (a half gallon minimum) we drink in a day. :lol:

THE JOURNEY CONTIUES...

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Best of luck with your journey. I am finally getting around to seeing my pulmonary doctor later this month. I am hoping to ditch my CPAP. I definitely needed it, but I am so sick of it now. I am hoping that after losing about 120lbs, that I can ditch the darned thing. :)

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Last night was my 1st night at home with CPAP machine and it was torture! In the hospital I frieked out there was so much attached to me, so they kept scaling down the mask until I was OK. I finally had a little 'pig snout' mask that wasn't so claustrophobic. They want me to stick w/face mask covering my mouth, too. Once I fell asleep I was ok(thank you Tylenol PM!) but when I woke during the night to use bathroom it's like I forgot it was on and I frantically rip it off my face like it's a jellyfish suctioned on me! Will I get used to that claustrophobic feeling? My surgeon explained how the apnea untreated could affect my healing so I appreciate how important it is, I still don't like it! (Lucy cry, "whaaaaaaa!!") Lucille Ball circa. 1950's.

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Last night was my 1st night at home with CPAP machine and it was torture! In the hospital I frieked out there was so much attached to me' date=' so they kept scaling down the mask until I was OK. I finally had a little 'pig snout' mask that wasn't so claustrophobic. They want me to stick w/face mask covering my mouth, too. Once I fell asleep I was ok(thank you Tylenol PM!) but when I woke during the night to use bathroom it's like I forgot it was on and I frantically rip it off my face like it's a jellyfish suctioned on me! Will I get used to that claustrophobic feeling? My surgeon explained how the apnea untreated could affect my healing so I appreciate how important it is, I still don't like it! (Lucy cry, "whaaaaaaa!!") Lucille Ball circa. 1950's.[/quote']

That was the same with me too, I hated that mask, I still do. I tried the nose one that just fits inside your nose, but that was uncomfortable as well so I went back to the mask.

It does take some getting used to that's for sure. I had to bring mine to the hospital when I had my surgery just in case I needed it it was already calibrated so there was no adjusting and trying to figure out what the numbers were going to be.

Eventually you'll get used to it.... maybe.

I wear it but I don't think I'll ever be used to it.

CoolBreeze

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I had to switch to the nasal pillows. That doesn't work for everyone, but i found it much more comfortable then the mask. I do think you get used to it, but it takes months.

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Well, I've been bad, I haven't used my CPAP since Hurrucane Sandy! (excuses, excuses!) but my husband said my snoring has decreased 90%, and I haven't woken up gasping for air like I was 43 pounds heavier, so I'm hoping it's gone. The anxiety and feeling like I'm suffocating just doesn't seem worth it. But I'll try it again this week. I just can't stand the mask covering my face and how dry my mouth snd sinuses get, even with humidifier!

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A feeling I know all too well. I woke up this morning with dry mouth after having worn that mask all night long.

I had use vaseline on my lips as well b/c they felt like Mojave desert. I am hoping that it goes away by early next yr. We'll see.

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