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Pmullins Offline

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Machine: Broke
Mask Type: Not using mask
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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
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I'm 63 year old male who has no insurance and has sleep apnea. My cpac was broken and came up missing when we moved. I'm on social security and no Medicare and need a cpac but very little money, help I want breath again tks
03-26-2013 09:25 AM
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Shastzi Offline

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Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

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Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #2
RE: Pmullins
I would think SS disability would help pay for that, but it might take 18 months to get them going.
Sad

Someone recently posted a whole batch of resources though.
Check with your local Lung Association,
Local pawn shops often have CPAP's I hear.

Check this post for details:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Cpap-is?page=2

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(This post was last modified: 03-26-2013 09:44 AM by Shastzi.)
03-26-2013 09:36 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Pmullins
Hi Pmullins,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Check the link in Shastzi's post, it has lots of information in it that may help you. You can also check Supplier #2 on this board for gently used or open-boxed machines they have great prices on them.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
03-26-2013 10:13 AM
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JJJ Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Most recent: Wisp, Pilairo, Mirage Vista
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CPAP Pressure: 17-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA 97217

Post: #4
RE: Pmullins
(03-26-2013 09:25 AM)Pmullins Wrote:  I'm 63 year old male who has no insurance and has sleep apnea. My cpac was broken and came up missing when we moved. I'm on social security and no Medicare and need a cpac but very little money, help I want breath again

I bought my first CPAP used on Craigslist for $300, a top of the line model with very few hours on it. You can get older models on Craigslist for lots less. And no prescription is required for such transactions.
03-26-2013 10:55 AM
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jgjones1972 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 - 20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50I PulseOx

Sex: Male
Location: Ohio - USA

Post: #5
RE: Pmullins
Supplier #2 on the Supplier list sells used standard CPAPs real cheap. I'd give them a call and explain the situation to see what they can do for you. I'm assuming you have a copy of your prescription; if not, Craig's List might be an option.
03-26-2013 11:29 AM
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cbramsey Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: NC, USA

Post: #6
RE: Pmullins
If you are on Social Security Disability, you automatically qualify for Medicare 18 months after you were diagnosed as being disabled.

Otherwise, I would take advantage of the CPAP Supplier List, Craigslist, or local pawn shops.

Best of luck to you.

Sleep-well

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03-26-2013 02:01 PM
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