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Well I saw the hospital sleep Tech today, handed over the SD card so she could review the last 9 days of ASV treatment and after she'd looked at the data she shouted out to the waiting room "hey come on in miracle man" - think she was impressed with the results and tweaking you guys helped me do to settings.

We talked for a while about my journey etc, she went off and spoke to one the docs and came back with a prescription for me for an ASV - the doc was convinced from looking at the data that the biggest lump of centrals was indeed altitude caused due to my home/away lifestyle.

Thanks again everyone for all your help in getting me here - have asked my insurance company for pre approval for spend on a new ASV and then I'll be all set with home and travel machine.

Last night was the 2nd night back at altitude, typically previously my worst night for centrals and this was the first time without an altitude jump and not bad numbers for the last two nights and feeling just great :-)

Rob


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Rob,


That’s brilliant it’s taken a year to get to this point but what a great looking graph.


Jason
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Well zero events is what we expected with ASV, but how do you feel? It's been a long time coming..
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Great results!, been following this thread a long time and its nice to see such a conclusive ( but expected ) resolution.

To me in my naivete' it begs the question, personally for me is, how much more comfortable would an ASV machine be over a standard CPAP ignoring the apnea correction content.
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Hi Rob,

SO now your home at altitude how is the ASV doing ???
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Jason,

The easiest return home ever - completely bump-less. 4 of 5 nights since getting home have been flat 0 !

Now sunning myself in Palm Springs..... well actually holed up in a rather nice hotel room with a head cold but a lovely view of a golf course and the hills. Even with a bit of mucous blockage, the ASV has been a dream - look at the difference between an early night on it and now, its really learning and adapting and all my measures are back to my normal - RESP rate, inflow and outflow and volumes.

I returned the loaner machines to the narrow minded sleep doc, (unfortunately he wasn't there) but I'd love to see what the Tech put in my notes for the doc to read ! The Tech is a lovely guy who has been nothing but helpful and understood I was not coming back because of a narrow minded doc who refuses to prescribe the correct treatment for complex apnea so all good there too - they refunded the monthly rental so even not out of pocket for my misadventures into ST.

Its going to take some time to get a pre auth from my UK insurance company for a new machine, I can see them building hurdles but in no hurry as my low hrs one is working just fine - happy days even if feeling a little under the weather .....

My friend with 'undiagnosed' apnea is doing great an wants the second machine Airsense for his cabin so even beginning to clear out the closet of 'trials' - one dream station and an Airmini to go !

Thanks again guys.................... treated !

Rob


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Thought I'd give an update a month into using ASV - my average AHI is 0.09 since changing setting and really beginning to feel much better all round and almost human. I honestly find it the most comfortable treatment to date so if considering ASV don't be put off by it blowing at you - its very natural and comfortable and the high pressures it spikes to really hasn't caused me any discomfort or leaks.

I got back to Calgary (altitude) 5 days ago and really noticed the machine working a little harder with IPAP pressure but AHI stayed at or about zero.

I attach an early trend and last nights to show how things have settled down - thanks again folks, any comments / further thoughts appreciated ?

The overall trend tells quite journey story, very glad I stuck with it !

Rob


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