Finally Back!!!! Hope everyone is well?
Ok, here is the latest. As you might remember without having to read the whole thread back, I had to go for a second test as they apparently messed up the first one by not turning me over on my side.
As well the doctor forgot to write down the prescription for the hubbys machine so he was still without one and needed to be tested again in order to get one.
I was given the dreaded S9 ESCAPE which I did not want, and you all advised to go for the S9 AUTO-SET but I feared that the doctor was going to insist on my keeping the ESCAPE no matter what.
I have the Full Face Mask, QUATTRO AIR for Woman but it seems to leak on me.
This is apparently one of the best doctors in this field but I DO NOT like him at all.
Anyhow, 2 weeks ago we went for our sleep study. Because my FF is leaking, I said i wanted to try out a Nasal Pillow and chin restraint since I am a mouth breather but of course they did not have any there and only had the newest and most expensive FF gear.
I was given one FF mask, I am not sure which one and fell asleep for about 2 hours but woke up finally to it leaking although it hadn't up until then.
She then tried on about 4 other ones and each one leaked worse than the last. We tried to sleep a few times but the leaking was just too much, or the masks were making funny noises while doing this which caused me to laugh and i was unable to sleep.
She tried to get me on my side but that occurred even more leakage so i lay there for a while but do not remember going to sleep in that position at all and finally just moved over to my back where i was much more comfortable.
But i ws unable to sleep after that first 2 hour bit for in her effort to stop the masks from leaking, she had velcrosed and taped them so tightly i was now getting headaches from it but she came into my room and pleaded with me to try and get one more hour as that was the minimum she needed in order to test me properly.
I think I fell asleep for another 30 mins and did try to give her an hour but it was just highly uncomfortable by then with these things digging into my face and head. I had a wire running under the mask to the cheek and it was on so tight that that small cord was now digging into my cheek so I finally gave up but she said i had just hit the hour mark and was ok.
Kevin however slept like a baby. Better than he sleeps at home. Whether he was just lucky that night and without a TV to distract him, or whether he really does have SA and this mask etc, was helping him to sleep, I don't know and can't say.
So today we went for a follow up with the Doctor who I might add i do not like one bit.
I was fully prepared and did whatever I could to get the Auto-set but he was rude and there was no way I was getting it unless I wanted to pay extra or unless i wanted to do a 3rd sleep study, out of pocket again, which he knew i was not going to do, which is why as a smart ass he offered me that choice.
I read here somewhere that one had to get a number of 10 in order to qualify. If that is all it is, I do qualify but as soon as i mentioned that, he came up with something else.
I asked him to repeat his reasons and wrote it down and I will write down what he said.
I will be curious to hear from you experts if he's full of (&$^%%^ or telling the truth ;-)
I do just know that i do not like this man, in case i haven't mentioned that before LOL
Oh, I also did ask for nasal pillows and a chin restraint to which he said fine, although he didnt think I would need the chin restraint. He said once people are reaching the air from this system directly into their nose, most no longer open their mouth.
True? I can't say.
He also told me that the AUTO SET is no great shakes and very little difference between it and the one I have the Escape..
He was trying to suggest someone was giving me false information, which I also didnt believe and was another strike against liking this man...
I will post all my info here in a minute but here is the reason he gave me for not qualifying for the Auto-Set, whatever it means...
" You have to show a difference of 4% H20 in the pressure ( a word i don't recall and can't make out..."ueocrrestin?") to treat the sleep apnea between Supron and No Supron Sleep"
Here are jpegs of my report, prescription, etc..in order
LOL AS it turned out, the first time the hubby went, he didnt seem so sure that he was going to give him a machine although he said the hubby had Sleep Apnea but I don't think he thought it was that serious OR maybe the hubby said something to him t hat led him to believe he wasn't serious. I am not sure but he never did write out a prescription for him so today, he had to look over his notes and couldn't quite remember what he had done but told Kevin he needed a pressure of 8, sent him out the door and then Kevin realized he had not written it in the prescription again, went back and made him do it.
Even then for some reason, he wrote down the he was "lending" him a machine for 8 weeks and if he found that he liked it, then he could get a permanent one.
Don't ask me why, I have no idea why he was doing that with Kevin specifically but we sill see how he does with it and take it from there.
And in case no one got the point the first time, did i mention i REALLY DONT LIKE THIS DOCTOR? ;-)
Dr Vanek is his name for any others from Toronto, don't use him!