Dear friends, an interesting thing happened to me late this afternoon. A friend who knew I was having trouble has gifted me a nasal mask to try, since my DME absolutely will not give me another mask to try. So starting tomorrow I will be trying her mask out. I had to go to the hospital medical records department to get it, but I now have a copy of the script. My friend is putting me in touch with a different DME for getting masks and supplies. After seeing the script, it is clear that the DME did not set up the machine as instructed. So I can remedy this myself thanks to the clinicians manual you all have provided. This is so very disturbing that my treatment is being arbitrarily administered by an equipment sales lady. So again I thank you all. This not so grown up 50 year old lady does need someone to hold her hand.
Good news. And good luck.
09-02-2014, 08:10 PM
(This post was last modified: 09-02-2014, 08:13 PM by Galactus.)
And this thread should serve as a lesson to everyone, not to give up. Mostly because quitters never win, and winners never quit.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
Whe he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
If everyone thinks alike, then someone isn't thinking.
Everyone knows something, together we could know everything.
09-02-2014, 09:10 PM
(This post was last modified: 09-02-2014, 09:10 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
Hope it works and helps you... Good luck whichever way you go with this.
Hang in there. Most DMEs will get by with everything they can. My first one lasted a week before I fired them over the machine they wanted to give me and machine I wanted. Went to a more local one, let them know respectfully not to waste my or their time if they wanted to play the same game. Surprisingly they are excellent. Special ordered the machine I wanted, the mask I need, couldnt ask for better service.
Glad to hear you arent giving up. Id suggest a new DME