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Hey, why not? New guy here.
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BreakingTraining77 Offline

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Location: Stoneham, MA

Post: #1
Hey, why not? New guy here.
Been "hosing" for about 4 months now, glad to find there's a community for people like us. Brief backstory in case any of this sounds familiar:

- Went to a sleep study back in 2010 after wanting to potentially do something about snoring. The place said, without a doubt, that I had severe sleep apnea. Me being me, ignored that advise for five years. Finally saw a sleep guy (Dr. Doolittle, no less) and said a CPAP was really the only non-surgical way to fix it, and even going under the knife was a 50/50 shot.

- Switched to the nose mask over the full face one. That my dog ate it and though it looked more comfortable. I generally only stand 4 to 6 hours a night of looking like a cross between Big Van Vader and Immortal Joe from Fury Road. I will admit to sleeping better and deeper, waking up not as, ya know...dead.

I'm just outside of Boston, a regular working class guy drifting in middle age with this machine on my face every night like and extra out of Alien. Married for over 26 years, god love her for putting up with some heavy snoring.

So there you go, thanks!
09-28-2015 09:12 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Hey, why not? New guy here.
Welcom to the forum, Welcome
Be sure to fill out your profile with machine, mask, pressure settings, etc., this way if you need help, the information is there.

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09-28-2015 11:19 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Hey, why not? New guy here.
Hi BreakingTraining77,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you finally started treating your Sleep Apnea.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
09-28-2015 01:01 PM
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ginzo Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: Humidair S with heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 10.0-13.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I'm a mouth breather!!!

Sex: Male
Location: North Port, FL

Post: #4
RE: Hey, why not? New guy here.
The road to success is first admitting you have a problem. See, don't you feel better getting that off your chest?

Welcome!!I-love-Apnea-Board
(This post was last modified: 09-28-2015 06:09 PM by ginzo.)
09-28-2015 06:09 PM
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BreakingTraining77 Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Hey, why not? New guy here.
Very true! I'm working on 20 year of sobriety so this shouldn't be too bad. I do have a minimum of four hours a night with the mask on, so I find myself either going 5 - 6 or waking up with exactly 4 done before tossing it off.
09-30-2015 09:12 AM
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ginzo Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Res Med Airfit P-10
Humidifier: Humidair S with heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 10.0-13.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I'm a mouth breather!!!

Sex: Male
Location: North Port, FL

Post: #6
RE: Hey, why not? New guy here.
I feel your pain, quit smoking after 30 years, (8 years now) and ALWAYS was overweight, just finished losing 70 lbs. Hope to keep it off. Good Luck!
09-30-2015 06:37 PM
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