(12-18-2015, 10:06 PM)bluemom51 Wrote: But I'm older now, and have reached my limit of being insulted or screamed at by medical "professionals" so I will take your advice and quit being their doormat.
I consider doctors to be consultants, not bosses. I want to hear their expert opinions, but when they start treating me like a child I am out out of there. I am lucky to have a GP who treats me like an adult and had pretty good experience with my sleep doctor and my DME.
On Thursday I saw my DME to go over what I needed in the way of new supplies, having been on my machine for a year now. I took along my little HP Stream laptop and showed the therapist my graphs and numbers with it and she was impressed and happy to see this, not threatened at all. I came away with a replacement Simplus FFM and a chin strap. The old one was getting pretty ratty and I wanted to see if a chin strap would help with the dry mouth. I don't know if they've redesigned the simplus in the last year but the new one works a lot better than the old one and the chin strap really helps a whole lot.
Last night I slept for 6 and a half hours straight, which I have never done for decades.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Actually you know, it is what it isn't.