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05-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Ignore anything about about meeting him somewhere else and trusting him to test the machine for me. As much as i do believe he's to be trusted, I decided not to take a chance anyhow and am meeting him at the mall where it call can be tested.
05-29-2014, 07:44 PM
(05-29-2014, 07:38 PM)ShelaghDB Wrote: Ignore anything about about meeting him somewhere else and trusting him to test the machine for me. As much as i do believe he's to be trusted, I decided not to take a chance anyhow and am meeting him at the mall where it call can be tested.Hi ShelaghDB,
That is a good idea to meat him and test it.
Good luck to you with the new machine.
05-29-2014, 07:57 PM
Nearly all APAPs can be set to be regular CPAPs. A lot of folks only use the auto part to do their own at home titration then go to the CPAP with the pressure they determined to be best for them. Then if any problems arise, they switch back to auto to see if there's a problem with the pressure.
That's one of the best things about an APAP. It is essentially two machines in one. It can be both the Autoset and the Elite.
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05-30-2014, 01:24 PM
Thanks Paula. I am still not clear on the differences but I see I will have to read up on this particular end of the subject better so I do fully understand.
SO I DID get the AUTOSET FINALLY!!!!
All brand new, paid $650 and got it plus the humidifier and he also gave me the typical black carrying bag, a heated hose and a brand new mask the Respironics Wisp.
It was that mask or a mother one but that second one looked exactly like my other nasal mask but my DME just keeps sending me things weather i need them or not. My health insurance covers 100% of everything so even if I don't need a mask at the 6 month part, I will be sent on if not two for Kevin as well /sighs
It actually angers me that they are soaking our health care system so poorly this way. ID also rather see them give out the AutoSets, not these ones, the Escapes.
These masks, the Wisp look kind of neat. Inside the bag there are 3 nose pieces. Basically the mask can be anyone of 3 sizes. Not sure what I am supposed to do with the bigger or smaller ones than I will need LOL
Now i must go off to read up on his to set it up for myself...............and I could be back with many a question ;-)
05-30-2014, 07:58 PM
(05-30-2014, 01:24 PM)ShelaghDB Wrote: Thanks Paula. I am still not clear on the differences but I see I will have to read up on this particular end of the subject better so I do fully understand.
So pleased for you.
05-31-2014, 11:26 AM
I notice you are using the S9 Escape and have a CPAP pressure of only 6. Am I correct in saying that you were diagnosed as having borderline Sleep Apnea?
05-31-2014, 12:18 PM
Did you figure out the difference between cpap and apap (auto)? For constant pressure you just set min and max to same setting? And auto you set the range of pressure with the min and max settings and it will adj itself within that range as needed.
I'm sure by now you got it all down, and when I bought my S9 used I kept my original machine for backup. Not sure but the cost and time without a machine if there were a problem may be more than keeping one around.
Enjoy the new machine.
05-31-2014, 09:25 PM
(05-31-2014, 11:26 AM)ShelaghDB Wrote: Gabby:
Hi Shelagh, My AHI was only 18, they said I was moderate. My machine was given to me through the Government. For three months before I had hired an Elite so was able to download and keep track. I thought I would get an Elite from Gov.but wasn't so. I have my leaks under control, well i am hoping they are, when i am asleep, and my AHI'S used to be very good so I am hoping they still are, as the Sleep Doctor doesn't want to see me for twelve months.
My problem is I still suffer extreme daytime tiredness.
I am not asking for Answers as we have been through this and it is something I have to learn to live with. I have made all the necessary changes in my life to try and change this but to no avail.
I am going to save my pennies and try and get a good deal like you at some point and upgrade to an Autoset S9.
Looking forward to hearing the next part of your story.
06-01-2014, 12:31 PM
Machine can be converted to CPAP in software (SETUP menu)
06-03-2014, 10:45 AM
(05-31-2014, 11:26 AM)ShelaghDB Wrote: I notice you are using the S9 Escape and have a CPAP pressure of only 6. Am I correct in saying that you were diagnosed as having borderline Sleep Apnea?
Having an S9 Escape leads to the diagnosis of a borderline doctor, not borderline apnea. Unfortunately, even in the US, many bad doctors believe that a one night $leep te$t plus a brick CPAP machine is as good as actually monitoring the patient's treatment. Even for people with severe apnea, the "one size fits all" assembly line apnea treatment is often dispensed. I think a lot of people suffer or die from this due to poor treatment, or patients giving up on CPAP because they don't get the adjustments that would help them use CPAP.
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