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[Admin Note] MERRY CHRISTMAS & Happy New Year from Apnea Board
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I'd like to wish every member of Apnea Board a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

This poem was written a few years back (text below the video), but the YouTube version was lost, so I re-recorded it again today.  So if you'd like to hear what my voice sounds like, here 'ya go:




[Image: holly-1756.gif]
Two Nights Before Christmas

by SuperSleeper

Two nights before Christmas, in Sleeper's warm house,
No one was posting, no clicks of a mouse.
My hose was hung 'side my bed with great care,
and mask gently hissing; no straps pulled my hair.

The dog was quite settled, all snug in her bed,
While visions of dog treats danced in her head.
Wifey had her pillow, and I, my C-PAP,
We just settled down for a long winter’s nap.

When from my computer there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the keyboard I flew in a flash,
Put in my password, then hit "enter" in a dash.

An email, marked "urgent" popped up on my screen,
The heading "NEED HELP!" could easily be seen.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a message from Santa, addressed to me, quite clear!

I read it with doubt, twice through, but quick,
I knew from then on it must be St Nick.
"My CPAP is broken", it began at the top,
"I need Apnea Board help, else Christmas will be a flop!"

"No sleep since Thanksgiving," the message proceeded,
"I must sleep tonight, your help-- sorely needed!"
I wondered - wrong pressure, broke hose or a mask on too tight?
Humidity, filter, perhaps a setting not right?

"Please call me right now..." near the end of the note,
A phone number I saw, that Santa had wrote.
I picked up my handset, dialed slowly with care,
Wondering whether he'd answer, I was on the edge of my chair.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the phone
A jolly old voice, familiar in tone.
"Ho-Ho, thanks for calling!" Santa Claus roared,
"I tried to get online, to post on your Board".

"The Web up here is so slow due to cold,"
"My computer runs XP, it's really quite old".
"SuperSleeper, please help me", the old elf did plea,
"I'm a digital-newbie, helpless as a North-Poler can be!"

His voice was tired and sad for a jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I heard him, in spite of myself!
I blinked my eyes, then shook my whole head,
"Dear Santa", I began, "You have nothing to dread".

A few minutes then passed; he explained what was wrong.
His skills somewhat lacking, but I helped him along.
We found the main issue, in quite a quick snap.
He forgot to plug it in - I mean the C-PAP.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
Slammed the plug in the outlet with a firm and quick jerk.
The machine turned on - pressure filled up the hose,
And Santa yelled out- "Ho-Ho! There she blows!"

"Much thanks to you, friend!" he chortled with glee,
"Now I must get along, to decorate my tree".
With a click the call ended, but the phone was not dead;
I could hear noise in the background, Santa heading for bed:

"I must first get some sleep, to renew my old soul",
"Else children awaken Christmas morn' - with nothing but coal."
I listened, intent, to the sounds on the phone,
A tired old Santa, falling asleep; a sigh, then a groan.

He laid calm for a bit, then spoke softly once more,
"Christmas is saved, my CPAP's restored".
I hung up my phone, feeling great joy,
A needy child will now get a gift or a toy.

The next night as I slept, I faintly did hear,
Tiny raindeer hooves on my rooftop; it was quite clear.
I jumped out of my bed, ran to a snowy front lawn,
Turned around and looked up, but the sleigh had withdrawn.

I returned to the house and plopped down in my chair,
Pondering what had just happened - a very odd affair.
Then I heard a voice, afar off, from the sleigh in-flight:
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

[Image: santa-smile.gif]
SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


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#2
Merry Christmas!
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#3
Thats brilliant, I did not realise there was so much talent in this forum.

Merry Christmas !!
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#4
Merry Christmas to all!

This will be a much better Christmas and New Year for me (and my family, who are enjoying a reinvigorated husband and father) than last year, thanks in large measure to information and advice I received here on Apnea Board.

I'm very grateful.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Bill
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#5
Well done, Merry Christmas! Well-done
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#6
Merry Christmas!!
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#7
Merry Christmas!
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#8
Merry Christmas SuperSleeper!
OpalRose
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




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#9
Great job SuperSleeper. Thanks to all here on the A.B.

Merry Christmas and happy New year. Be safe.

Dave
lots-o-coffee
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#10
Merry Christmas to everyone here on Apnea Board forums.
Thank you again SuperSleeper, and to all for making this such a great place for us hoseheads.
trish6hundred
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