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[Equipment] The final days of my AirSense 10
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The final days of my AirSense 10
(or how I got an early AirSense 11)

I had a colonoscopy on 5/28/2021 -- my second, ever. I knew from the first time that the anesthesiologists seem not-very-interested in letting the patient actually use  PAP during the procedure, despite the patient instructions being YES, BRING YOUR PAP, but this time, the anesthesiologist was adamant. "I'll take care of you."

"Well, what does that mean?  Will you have to wake me, mid-procedure, like last time?"

"Yes, but I can start an airway..."

"Whoa, whoa. Like, intubation?  Why would you do that, when the PAP will make that unnecessary?"

"That's just how we do it."

After not eating for a day, and two previous preps that led nowhere due to COVID-19, there's only so far you want to push things. Of course, the anesthesiologist had to wake me just long enough to get my O2 sats up, then, back to sleep. No airway was started, and my AirSense 10 sat right there in its travel bag, unopened, unused.

That afternoon, I slept poorly. The machine didn't seem to be delivering enough pressure. My roommate said she heard me snoring. I checked the date I received the A10. It was exactly five years and two weeks. Sure enough, ResMed says the expected useful life of the product is five years. Huh, imagine that. The insurance company will also pay for a new machine once every five years. Surely, this is merely coincidental.

So, weeks of fighting every bureaucratic functionary I encountered (a topic I'm sure has been covered, and we should organize some lobbying efforts to FIX THIS), I finally got the AirSense 11. That's a harangue for another thread that hopefully some of you have already started, but look at the OSCAR data for the period of time before and after the colonoscopy, which was the first time in several years that the A10 was unplugged for several hours (attached).

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RE: The final days of my AirSense 10
I really don't see what you're trying to show on the chart. How many hours on the S10? Mine is overdue as well.
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RE: The final days of my AirSense 10
It would probably help if I knew what the color keys mean in OSCAR, but TTIA and Leaks recorded went from zero to non-zero. 

What particular parameters would be more useful in figuring out what went wrong with the A10, looking at this period of time?

-Jeff
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RE: The final days of my AirSense 10
Are you saying it stopped working?  5 years and 2 week later.  

Are you going to repair it and use it as a backup?
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#5
RE: The final days of my AirSense 10
It's working inconsistently. It seems to not be delivering enough pressure at times, as I have awakened from deep snores. And yes, this started at five years, two weeks.

I'll hang onto it, but not sure how to troubleshoot and repair it.

-Jeff
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RE: The final days of my AirSense 10
Actually when I see that happen I blame the mask not the machine.

But then everything mask related to TooDamnBig on me and a constant struggle, and then I sometimes just lose the struggle! And when that happens my numbers look like that!

I was a devoted Dreamwear fangirrl for 2-1/2 years -- and when I finally changed to an F30 I realized that the Dreamwear was a nightmare on me!

Oh -- quick question -- I have heard that the separate ForHer model has been folded into the Air11. Is it still called "ForHer" on the settings selector? Can you find it at all?

(I must admit that I am totally gobsmacked by the idea that ResMed invented something that's a brilliant advancement for the subgroup who can benefit from it, and then ResMed deliberately hides the fact that some of the people who can benefit from it are male. The idea that the company can be so brilliant and so totally boneheaded stupid simultaneously is just astonishing.)
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RE: The final days of my AirSense 10
(07-13-2021, 12:23 AM)cathyf Wrote: Oh -- quick question -- I have heard that the separate ForHer model has been folded into the Air11. Is it still called "ForHer" on the settings selector? Can you find it at all?

Yes -- it's under the "Mode" submenu. 

-Jeff
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