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EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
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Ulrika Offline

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Machine: resmed Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro FX and Mirage
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14 fixed pressure
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: Tasmania

Post: #1
EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
I have been on CPAP for about 12 months now and finally made the plunge to purchase my own machine! I have an Elite Resmed with 2 full face masks - quatro FX and the mirage! I have used the Mirage last night for the first time and really like it, wasn't sure at first but it does have less leak issues from what I can tell. They suggested that I alternate between the masks - one night each. I have never used a heated hose which will be awesome for winter coming up here in Tassie!

Had to share with someone else who understands my excitement Thanks
02-28-2013 01:54 AM
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jgjones1972 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
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: #2
RE: EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
Welcome

It's great to hear from someone with such a positive attitude!

If you need any help, just ask.

Offering advice to others is great too.

Welcome aboard!
02-28-2013 02:07 AM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
for sure folk here do understand your excitements Congrats
let me share a secret when time comes to replace mask. cushions, hoses, water tank, etc.. don,t pay the rip-off prices charged in Australia
(not covered by your insurance) much cheaper from Supplier #10 http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List

I love my ClimateLine (heated hose), best thing since sliced bread
set on auto protects against rainout
ClimateLine user instructions, explain in details the auto and manual modes setup http://www.resmed.com/au/assets/document...lo_eng.pdf
02-28-2013 03:05 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

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #4
RE: EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
Freakin' awesome!
I used the climateline hose last night. (Winter here above the equator)
It really does work!
...now if I can just keep the cat from gnawing on it while I'm asleep. That does wake me up!

Good luck!

Smile

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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02-28-2013 07:08 AM
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zimlich Offline

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Posts: 392
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #5
RE: EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
Ulrika, thanks for posting. I was excited when I got my new machine in January. It's time to replace the cushion and check the filter already.
It's great to see someone with such a positive attitude about treatment. We're preserving our health with these expensive, but reasonable, considerating what they do, machines. It's a good idea to rotate the masks, like shoes they will last longer. I believe on replacing equipment on this schedule- cushions and filters every month (except for reuseable filters) mask and tubing every three months,; headgear, chinstrap, headgear and humidifier every six months- headgear stretches out, humidifier chambers get tiny pits, cracked or cloudy One thing that surprised me was the humidifier chamber. I thought I was stuck with mine for the life of the machine or had to buy the chamber our of pocket. Since we inhale microscopic water mist from the humidifier I'm glad to change it every six months. You know since you've been on CPAP for a while how important it is to have a spare mask and tubing for unforseen events. Since I have insurance it's easy to keep this schedule, if I paid out of pocket I'd stretch things out a bit. I'd watch for sales on my equipment and buy then.
Mary
02-28-2013 08:54 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
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: #6
RE: EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
Hi Ulrika,
Good to hear from you again and it's GREAT that you now own your machine.
Keep up the positive attitude and don't stay away so long.
CONTINUED SUCCESS.!

trish6hundred
02-28-2013 10:52 AM
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Ulrika Offline

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Joined: Apr 2012

Machine: resmed Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro FX and Mirage
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14 fixed pressure
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: Tasmania

Post: #7
RE: EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
he he... thanks for all the comments... and yes I have been quiet for some time, but CPAP has been going really well! It is still great to read the threads and see how others are going as well and you do learn stuff all the time!!

I do have a friend who may be starting her journey soon, so I have told her about this group so there might be another Aussie heading over this way soon!
03-01-2013 05:03 AM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #8
RE: EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
(03-01-2013 05:03 AM)Ulrika Wrote:  I do have a friend who may be starting her journey soon, so I have told her about this group so there might be another Aussie heading over this way soon!

That's good. Zonk needs more folks here who can understand his Australian accent. Bigwink Too-funny

But seriously, congrats on the new machine Ulrika! Coffee

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03-01-2013 09:06 AM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #9
RE: EXCITED to own my CPAP machine !!
The more the merrier Welcome
just got to watch what you saying, it can be misunderstood as it happen in this story
Fair dinkum! Aussie lingo sparks security scare
http://www.smh.com.au/news/travel/fair-d...94123.html
03-01-2013 03:50 PM
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