(02-12-2014 05:16 AM)me50 Wrote: so, what machine did he lend your husband? If I were you, I would find another doctor, take your sleep study report to him/her, and get another machine. The escape does not provide anyone any info other than compliance info. Why, if they did not do the first sleep study right are you having to pay out of pocket for the redo? Usually, they want you to sleep on your back in a sleep study so I am wondering why they wanted you to sleep on your side. Hope you and your husband get it all worked out.
I am hoping to find someone here in Canada that can confirm for me IF the reason I was given was false or not as to why i was turned down for it.
I assume i am screwed.
My health insurance is paying for this and if only allowed two sleep studies, then theres no way I believe they will pay for a 3rd.
He conned me.
I was supposed to take that machine back before the 30 days was up but he phoned me and told me to come for the second sleep study and he would see about getting me the machine.
Had I returned it then, I likely would have been able to do a second sleep study with someone else who might have been more lenient.
I find it hard to believe that with the pressure being 10-11 I can not get the right machine but he won't do it.
I tried everything and he's just arrogant.
At this point i really just feel like throwing it all back at them......seeing if i can phone the health insurance and put a stop to the payment but i doubt i can.
I don't really know what machine he wants the hubby to get nor do I really understand why he's reluctant to set him up with this sleep apnea stuff.
i TOLD Kevin I wanted to come into the room myself on his appointment so i could hear for myself what the problem was but when i got there he wanted his privacy but he came out as confused as the first time as to why-----i seem to recall the first time that he got some idea that Kevin might not use it........and wanted him to try it out first before actually buying one?
If so that does point towards him at least being a careful doctor, about pushing them out anywhere and everywhere and if so, then perhaps I am wrong and he is right and i am not able to get an AUTO SET with my readings, or he really doesn't think they are any better than the one he gave me.
Its one thing to ask an American but i really need to find out from a Canadian more familiar with our system. I am presently on disability for 2 years as I undergo treatment for something else so at this very moment in time, my health care costs are limited. Its not the best plan and they won't be as lenient with plans that are paid for or people receive through their work, etc.
He's apparently one of the leading Respirologists here.
In any event, I have looked at the study myself but don't really know what it all means