I just noticed a company called SkinIt makes skins for the S9. Including camo... :-)
In 15 camo variations. Including 3 in pink.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more suggestions and answers to your questions and much success to you on your CPAP journey.
03-31-2015, 05:01 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-03-2015, 03:53 PM by Sleeprider.)
You have COMPLEX sleep apnea. CPAP does not treat complex apnea, it treats obstructive apnea. Your doctor is in error prescribing a CPAP as a solution to complex sleep apnea for a cardiac patient.
I think what is happening here, is you are caught up in an insurance conundrum. Sometimes insurance won't pay for the right equipment until you fail to show improvement with the wrong equipment. A CPAP provides pressure that will greatly improve obstructive sleep apnea. It can do nothing, or worsen central apnea. So rather than get you a bilevel or ASV machine that solves complex apnea, the insurance would like to see if a CPAP is "good enough". Only when it doesn't work, will they approve a Bilevel as medically necessary. What a load of crap!
@Sleeprider: In their defense, I didn't tolerate the apap too well. But if there are devices that do both, I would have thought that was the way to go. Even the cardiologist who prescribed the cpap also prescribed a CNS category sleepaid (when I asked for a sleepaid to help with the adjustment to the device), even though the study specifically mentions to avoid cns sedatives. Further, how does one monitor for central events if there is no detailed data available?
I finally decided that my sanity and my health warranted just letting it go, dealing with it and monitoring my own progress. With the information available in this forum, I feel confident that I can. There really was no useful info forthcoming from the 'entities'.