I just wanted to say hello! I'm a newb to the world of sleep apnea, as a patient anyway. I had my split study last week and go for my CPAP setup on Wednesday. I've been a voyeur on this site for a good part of the day (shhhh...don't tell my boss! ). I've gathered a lot of good information to keep in mind on Wednesday. After reading some of these posts I'm thankful for my doctor. I only had to wait a week and a half for my initial appointment and when I left the office that day I had my study scheduled for less than two weeks later and I had my appointment for my setup. Yes, my DME is owned by the doctor. However, I know him, trust him, and didn't choose his clinic without research.
I'm excited and nervous to start the CPAP. Excited to finally get some good, quality sleep and deal with some health issues before they become full-blown, chronic health problems. I'm nervous because I had some mask panic issues during the titration phase of my study. I managed to mentally talk myself through it without intervention from my tech and apparently got some good sleep. It felt like it wasn't anytime she was waking me up and I was dreaming. But, it was scary feeling like I was smothering. I'm determined to make this work and know there are lots of options for machines and masks.
Wow! Sorry, didn't mean to write a book. Thanks for listening...um, reading? I'm sure I will bombard y'all with questions once I get started!