Post Reply 
[CPAP] NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
Author Message
USMC1968 Offline

Members

Posts: 8
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 4-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #1
NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
I need to know if my Resmed S9 Autoset will keep all it's "Memory Data", with or Without the SD card installed... My VA tech got hostile when I asked a question about my Sleepyhead report and told me NOT to put the card back in... I bought my own card SHa_biggrin5 Will I be OK at my next appointment ???? When I have to take the unit back for him to read.

Only been on this hose for 7 days and I feel GREAT
03-13-2012 05:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
(03-13-2012 05:26 PM)USMC1968 Wrote:  Only been on this hose for 7 days and I feel GREAT
Congrats, Hope you continue feeling great.
If not mistaken you can use your own SD card and download the data as you,re doing and the S9 sleep report store compliance and therapy data up to a year so the tech can check on your next appointment.
Welcome
03-13-2012 06:02 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
USMC1968 Offline

Members

Posts: 8
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 4-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #3
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
(03-13-2012 06:02 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(03-13-2012 05:26 PM)USMC1968 Wrote:  Only been on this hose for 7 days and I feel GREAT
Congrats, Hope you continue feeling great.
If not mistaken you can use your own SD card and download the data as you,re doing and the S9 sleep report store compliance and therapy data up to a year so the tech can check on your next appointment.
Welcome

Thanks... I was so mad with his attitude and here I am all excited about feeling better and wanting to correct leaks and such... Why does COLLEGE/POSITION make people think their ..... doesn't stink. I am almost 65 years old, run my own business for 40 years, married to the same gal for 44 years, so I am nobodies dummy... I don't do well with STUPID people.

But, back on subject... what will he probably tell me at the next appointment... how dumb do I need to act...
(This post was last modified: 03-13-2012 07:24 PM by USMC1968.)
03-13-2012 07:23 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Lucy Offline

Members

Posts: 7
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Resmed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7 to 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #4
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
(03-13-2012 07:23 PM)USMC1968 Wrote:  
(03-13-2012 06:02 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(03-13-2012 05:26 PM)USMC1968 Wrote:  Only been on this hose for 7 days and I feel GREAT
Congrats, Hope you continue feeling great.
If not mistaken you can use your own SD card and download the data as you,re doing and the S9 sleep report store compliance and therapy data up to a year so the tech can check on your next appointment.
Welcome

Thanks... I was so mad with his attitude and here I am all excited about feeling better and wanting to correct leaks and such... Why does COLLEGE/POSITION make people think their ..... doesn't stink. I am almost 65 years old, run my own business for 40 years, married to the same gal for 44 years, so I am nobodies dummy... I don't do well with STUPID people.

But, back on subject... what will he probably tell me at the next appointment... how dumb do I need to act...

Hmmm - depends on what you think his attitude will be. I feel I was very fortunate when I started. My first visit after starting APAP was with the sleep doc and I brought in summary stats and graphics I had thought up myself. She (the sleep doc) was tickled and said she didn't need to see me again since she felt that I had a good grasp on what was happening.

However, sounds like with the attitude you got, if you will be seeing the same person it might be a challenge. I would probably play dumb while laughing inside the whole time!

Lucy
03-13-2012 07:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
mckevin32 Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 63
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Remed Swift FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Kansas, USA

Post: #5
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
Umm... I would explain to him that it is MY machine and MY data and that I will access it any damned way that I please and that doing so in no way impairs his ability to do his job.

Reading your data is not wrong, illegal, or counter to any insurance reg's that I have ever heard of.

Congrats on feeling better!
03-13-2012 07:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
CHanlon Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 292
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Activa LT
Humidifier: ResMed Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 12 -20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Mirage Activa LT nasal mask

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #6
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
(03-13-2012 07:39 PM)mckevin32 Wrote:  Umm... I would explain to him that it is MY machine and MY data and that I will access it any damned way that I please and that doing so in no way impairs his ability to do his job.

Reading your data is not wrong, illegal, or counter to any insurance reg's that I have ever heard of.

Congrats on feeling better!

Amen, to that. I'd tell him the same thing. You saving the data on whatever card, isn't going to interfere with him doing his job, but it *will* help you to get a better feel for what the machine is doing for you, but gives you some hard data for making your own tweaks to your therapy.
(This post was last modified: 03-14-2012 11:38 AM by CHanlon.)
03-14-2012 11:37 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PollCat Offline
Apnea Board Polling Administrator
Monitors

Posts: 1,576
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

Sex: Male
Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #7
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
I agree whole heartily: MY machine, MY data, MY LIFE. He's there to help you stay alive during the night and to keep you from falling asleep at inappropriate times during non-sleeping hours.


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.
03-14-2012 02:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,988
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #8
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
(03-13-2012 05:26 PM)USMC1968 Wrote:  My VA tech got hostile when I asked a question about my Sleepyhead report and told me NOT to put the card back in... I bought my own card SHa_biggrin5 Will I be OK at my next appointment ????

You should celebrate your success with CPAP therapy! Not many of us are lucky enough to feel great after only seven days.

The VA tech is concened that you took the memory card out, or that you inserted the memory card into a computer (with SleepyHead)? He probably needs the data off that card to demonstrate that his client is compliant with the therapy. Somebody has to pay for that machine, and that "somebody" has a right to take measures necessary to receive reimbursement. The guy's just doing his job. Doesn't mean he has to be a dick about it, though.

When you go back for the appointment, do you bring your machine or your data card? If you're bringing the machine back in, I wouldn't worry about the data card. On the other hand, if he wants you to bring in your data card, you'll have your data distributed over two cards, so he'd need to see both.

Hopefully the doctor will see your data and make any necessary adjusments to your pressure settings and mask. The AHI and the leak rate are the important numbers. If you're not above the intentional leak, then maybe your mask is ok. Then you take a look at your AHI to see if it's under 5.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


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.
03-14-2012 03:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
oldteddybear Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 88
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed Elite S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Pilairo (for now)
Humidifier: S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Hosehead since Jan 2012

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #9
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
Why don't you get the resmed software, that way you will be using the same as he is. Just remember to put the card back in before using the machine and no-one will see any difference. (oh and have a good antivirus just in case)
03-14-2012 10:23 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
USMC1968 Offline

Members

Posts: 8
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 4-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #10
RE: NEWBIE, in TROUBLE ?
(03-14-2012 10:23 PM)oldteddybear Wrote:  Why don't you get the resmed software, that way you will be using the same as he is. Just remember to put the card back in before using the machine and no-one will see any difference. (oh and have a good antivirus just in case)


I am to bring everything back when they set a new appointment...
thanks to all... He told me not to put the card back in,,, I didn't, I put my card in, Hope he can get everything he needs from the machine... This is so exciting to feel awake and refreshed at 4-5 pm... I am usually dragging... Still have to work part time to pay the bills, Self employed Dog Groomer, Been doing it 40 years and still love it but was hating LONG hard days, now I say " Bring them on" Wish I had done this long before... I was in DENIAL... Thought I was just getting OLD... I told my wife of 44 years . "if I get to feeling any better she was going to have to get me a young girl friend for Christmas". NOT going to happen, no matter how good I feel. SHa_biggrin5
(This post was last modified: 03-15-2012 04:16 PM by USMC1968.)
03-15-2012 04:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  really confused newbie.. SKClay 9 234 Today 02:38 AM
Last Post: SKClay
  Newbie Getting Sleepier! DrPearl 12 640 11-12-2016 04:17 PM
Last Post: DrPearl
  New User Having Trouble Staying Asleep and more SnoreGalore 7 428 11-09-2016 06:26 PM
Last Post: DeepBreathing
  Having trouble with new mask rich2905 9 430 09-03-2016 03:44 AM
Last Post: rich2905
  newbie yossarian 14 731 09-01-2016 02:01 PM
Last Post: Maskup Sleepwell
  [CPAP] newbie questions shona 9 436 08-29-2016 04:27 PM
Last Post: icyura10
Smile Newbie here and my story wullybully76 7 510 08-23-2016 11:35 AM
Last Post: wullybully76

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)