Am sort of a transplanted Texan nowadays, but If I were in Houston now, I'd try to line myself up with an appointment at Baylor/St. Luke's. My thinking is that they're known for being a really good outfit, and it's a pretty good bet that whoever in the sleep medicine department it would be who would get your case would have the skills you need. I don't know anyone who has been there for sleep medicine, but had family travel from Corpus to get a niece treated there for pulmonary issues, and my dad flew there from D.C. for bypass surgery - lots of good places here, but St. Luke's was the only place to be as far as he was concerned. Wasn't really involved in my niece's situation but had a front row seat for Dad's and could tell when he got back here that they took really good care of him. Good luck ... and go get some good barbecue for me, I sure do miss it!
Sleeprider and DeepBreathing (and everyone else who has replied) - thanks so much for all your advice and for your encouragement. My only regret is I failed to do all this research 5 years ago, but I admit I was against it and hated the thought of wearing this thing. I guess age and experience have changed me. I have a new mask on the way. I'll give it some time, if it doesn't suit me I can swap it out. And I'll report back when things have lined out a bit. And when I have more knowledge I'll surely help others here when I can.
(05-06-2016, 08:44 AM)Harlon Wrote: So based on what you are seeing, do you think I'm good with the machine I have now? Or should I be considering something else?
If your sleep is improving, I'd say stick with what's working. The newer machines are not really much different than the S9. The only reason I upgraded was because my machine was 9 years old, not an APAP, and not data-capable.
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