(02-21-2015 01:31 AM)TheManseHen Wrote: Hey Pap-Sis,
Glad you had your visit today, and while it was a little disappointing, it sounds like you were heard overall.
A thought about your rash. Some folk, especially woman around the "change" years, (before and after) can develop Rosacia for the first time. Now yes, you have a mask and things touching your skin that you never did before, but one thing more to consider, is that Rosacia, can spring up/flair, from heat/warmth.
So if you don't get results from your good cleaning, consider that. Even what seems like acne at our age, can be rosacia. So a dermatologist might be in order.
I think it is a great idea, as you'll surely be able to keep the mask you have now, to get some of the name brand cheek liners, and see how that goes, and try another mask, maybe something lighter?
Keep on doing so wonderfully! Are you feeling improvement?
The Manse Hen
Thank you - I do feel good about it. The funny thing is I had a dermatologist appt scheduled for the same day as my CPAP follow up. I had originally scheduled last November for January (Hard to get an appt w/her) because I was having a breakout (which I thought was acne) and wanted to have her check it out. Due to work I had to reschedule the appt from Jan to Feb. In the meantime, with Proactive (I should buy stock in that company!) the situation cleared itself up but then I developed a small skin tag on my upper check bone and wanted to have to check that but I managed to get it off so I cancelled the appt. Now I'm back on the books for another appt - I'll definitely mention Rosacia to her and see what she thinks.
I am feeling a lot better after one month using the CPAP. My issue now is the baggy eyes. I've been searching posts and it seems that its not uncommon. I do look scary when I wake up lol. Like I was on a bender all night long!
I have been using the gauze pads under my mask and paying extra special attention to washing my face at night before bed. Three nights using them and there is some improvement in the redness. With this harsh winter we are having it is really hard to tell what's related to what - Thursday and Friday morning I was heading into work in subzero temps - I have a decent walk from the parking garage to my window which is alongside a river - when the cold winds whip across from the river you feel it right down to bones!
Plows are outside again this morning - plowing away the additional six inches we got last night - Calgon take me away!!
(02-21-2015 01:18 AM)TheManseHen Wrote: Hi ya'll, Sparkle I'll write a comment about your situation in a minute.
But unless I'm mistaken, Sparkle has the same machine as I do, which has the cloud info that goes to the DME and the Doctor. No it doesn't have the fine detail but the doc could easily have taken a look at her AHI rates/oS vs Ca's as well. So we don't know if he looked at those overall numbers prior to seeing her. My doctor for instance, on my prescription, says that he wants the data sent him for the first two months.
Just a thought,
I do know for a fact that the DME gets the info. They've called me a couple of times to see if I had any questions. In the messages they always say - "checking your data it looks like you are using the machine ...."