Hi Paul, I'm sure you are being looked after well by yourself and the Mrs. I'm a bit concerned about the pain and you may be going into a pain/wakening spiral at night, as you stiffen and get uncomfortable again. Do any light painkillers help at all? paracetamol, naproxen, ibuprofin?
Having previously gone through a crushed L3 and more recently a hand fracture requiring pins, I know first hand how pain can bring one down. Even a bit of relief from the over the counter meds might help enough to thin that dark cloud a bit and get some improved rest. I recall when I was moved to a higher pain med and I felt joyous at the relief! (No it wasn't the pharma effect.). Chronic pain hurts us more than just physically; it is a weight on the soul.
Best wishes for better sleep and recovery.
yes. I agree try xflex at 2 and pressure at 10.5.
leaks may be disruptive, but they look like they are mostly under LL (large leak) criteria.
there are ways of making leaks not as disruptive. cotton cloth between skin and the silicon sealing piece make it so you hardly feel the leaking.
ps. it is very interesting that your flow came down so much in the 03:00 to 03:45 timeframe. Did your insp time and exp time go up quite a bit in that region? From 02:00 to 3:40 looks like a point of a sharpened pencil.
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