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Five years with cpap and just found this board
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Five years with cpap and just found this board
First:  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this board as ALL the messages I've read have enlightened me.

My name is Steve and I'm a 67 year old father of 2 and grandfather of 6 grandsons (alas, no girls).  Retired Army and probably retiring from civil service this year due to copd and I'm tired of working.

I got a Resmed S9 Auto set from VA in 2015 and love to strap it on at night.  (friend of mine said you know you're old when you strap a jet engine on your face to sleep)

Just found this board this week and today ordered a new Resmed S10 from VA (really great folks) .

I've learned more this week on this board than in the last 5 years.  Now I'm starting to understand.

Thanks again to everyone.  I'll be around.

Steve   Thanks
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RE: Five years with cpap and just found this board
Welcome to the board. I hope your getting the S10 autoset as there are several S10 models. It's the machine of choice. To make optimal use of the forum you will need an SD card (capacity no greater than 32GB) and free OSCAR software (See link at top of page). Your machine may come with an sd card. Be sure to ask when you pick it up.

OSCAR provides detailed information on your therapy and you can post data here to get recommendations on optimizing machine settings.
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RE: Five years with cpap and just found this board
Welcome   Glad you found it!  Better late than never.....

Great folks here and lots of useful information for taking control of, and learning about your therapy.  Don't hesitate to ask questions....
Using a 13" MacBook Air (2017), MacOS Catalina (10.15.7), OSCAR v1.2.0
In a VM: Win10 1909 (18363.1256)

Installing OSCAR on a Mac
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RE: Five years with cpap and just found this board
Welcome! Just wait until you can show OSCAR in your profile as the software you use. Your understanding of the therapy will take you to new levels.
Sleeprider
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RE: Five years with cpap and just found this board
Hello & welcome! You found a great resource. Lots of experienced and knowledgeable individuals on here. I ain't one. Just wanted to clarify that. 

Anyways, I found this site within a couple of weeks after starting CPAP therapy. If you have any questions, concerns, issues, or problems, dollars to doughnuts, they can be resolved here.  Cool
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RE: Five years with cpap and just found this board
Welcome glad we can help if you have any questions ask a way there are some very knowledgable folks on here with all kinds of experiences
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RE: Five years with cpap and just found this board
THANK YOU to everyone who welcomed me and thank you to everyone. I did get a RESMED AUTOSET S10 and set it up just like my VA clinician said to do. She said they would download my info in 4-6 weeks (I figure for compliance) so I wont be changing anything till then and after I understand what is happening.

I'm downloading OSCAR today so I can start understanding that software. Thanks again and I'll be here.
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RE: Five years with cpap and just found this board
I'm sure you will enjoy the new machine as much as your S9 or more. They are far more alike than not, but the new form-factor is nice and compact. Once you're up and running with Oscar, consider posting a chart. Settings have nothing to do with compliance, but you seem to be fine anyway. Good luck Steve.
Sleeprider
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Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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