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Post: #51
RE: Home sleep study and wife
(10-03-2014 09:44 PM)Galactus Wrote:  
(10-03-2014 04:05 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  A hoser is someone who is completely hosed.

And a poser is someone that is completely posed.

Does this help clarify?

I thought that you understood at least a little English from the beat generation. Ohwell Something or someone that is hosed is completely messed up.

Does this help clarify?? Hammer
10-04-2014 12:22 PM
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Stop hitting me with that hammer, I got it, I got it!!! Big Grin

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10-04-2014 05:12 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Well bless your heart! Oops Apology-2
10-05-2014 05:10 PM
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Post: #54
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Well it was good while it lasted. GP wrote the script but Medicare wont cover the wifes machine or supplies. Her AHI on the home test she could not sleep with except for catnaps was 4.9. Regardless of other things like irregular heart rate, supravtach, an 02 drop during the test, daytime sleepiness, memory loss etc because she did not hit ahi of 5 its a no go.

Her GP is furious, Im furious and the DME is furious but it is what it is. So the GP is writing a lifetime script for cpap for her. So reckon we do this ourselves. Have her on a older M Series auto that I have for backup but will be working to get her a better machine. At least we can order her masks online etc with her prescription.
10-07-2014 03:51 PM
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Post: #55
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Oh what a let down!

In this instance I would try to get her the same machine as yours so you could share supplies, if any, paid for by Medicare. Would be scamming the system I guess but what are patients like her left to do? Out right cost would be prohibitive for many with fixed incomes that are retired.
10-07-2014 05:15 PM
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(10-07-2014 05:15 PM)Whitewabit Wrote:  Oh what a let down!

In this instance I would try to get her the same machine as yours so you could share supplies, if any, paid for by Medicare. Would be scamming the system I guess but what are patients like her left to do? Out right cost would be prohibitive for many with fixed incomes that are retired.

Its pretty prohibitive for us yeah, both being disabled and on fixed income, but wouldnt be right to scam the system though I think there should be some better way of testing.

This is the second test in several years one a sleep lab where she didnt sleep at all, and a home test where she barely slept and still came up just one point short.
If she could sleep she would come in severe instead of mild. Im moderate to severe and I never bolted upright in bed time after time a night gasping for air.

Mine is covered as I could sleep thru the test with no issues. So that helps.

But at least we do have a script for a machine supplies masks etc. So we can get them online as we are able to keep her going on treatment.

Another six months she can retest again and maybe they will give her something to MAKE her sleep.
10-07-2014 07:43 PM
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Post: #57
RE: Home sleep study and wife
(10-07-2014 07:43 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  
(10-07-2014 05:15 PM)Whitewabit Wrote:  Oh what a let down!

In this instance I would try to get her the same machine as yours so you could share supplies, if any, paid for by Medicare. Would be scamming the system I guess but what are patients like her left to do? Out right cost would be prohibitive for many with fixed incomes that are retired.

Its pretty prohibitive for us yeah, both being disabled and on fixed income, but wouldnt be right to scam the system though I think there should be some better way of testing.

This is the second test in several years one a sleep lab where she didnt sleep at all, and a home test where she barely slept and still came up just one point short.
If she could sleep she would come in severe instead of mild. Im moderate to severe and I never bolted upright in bed time after time a night gasping for air.

Mine is covered as I could sleep thru the test with no issues. So that helps.

But at least we do have a script for a machine supplies masks etc. So we can get them online as we are able to keep her going on treatment.

Another six months she can retest again and maybe they will give her something to MAKE her sleep.
Hi Ghost1958,
I'm sure sorry you're wife couldn't get a machine, what a bummer.!
Supplier #2, on the suppliers list here on the board, at the top of each page has some good deals on either gently-used or open-box machines; maybe you could check them out. It's good that she at least has a prescription for a machine and supplies, hopefully, she can get her machine at some point.
Good luck to you both.

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10-07-2014 09:47 PM
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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
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CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #58
RE: Home sleep study and wife
(10-07-2014 09:47 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  
(10-07-2014 07:43 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  
(10-07-2014 05:15 PM)Whitewabit Wrote:  Oh what a let down!

In this instance I would try to get her the same machine as yours so you could share supplies, if any, paid for by Medicare. Would be scamming the system I guess but what are patients like her left to do? Out right cost would be prohibitive for many with fixed incomes that are retired.

Its pretty prohibitive for us yeah, both being disabled and on fixed income, but wouldnt be right to scam the system though I think there should be some better way of testing.

This is the second test in several years one a sleep lab where she didnt sleep at all, and a home test where she barely slept and still came up just one point short.
If she could sleep she would come in severe instead of mild. Im moderate to severe and I never bolted upright in bed time after time a night gasping for air.

Mine is covered as I could sleep thru the test with no issues. So that helps.

But at least we do have a script for a machine supplies masks etc. So we can get them online as we are able to keep her going on treatment.

Another six months she can retest again and maybe they will give her something to MAKE her sleep.
Hi Ghost1958,
I'm sure sorry you're wife couldn't get a machine, what a bummer.!
Supplier #2, on the suppliers list here on the board, at the top of each page has some good deals on either gently-used or open-box machines; maybe you could check them out. It's good that she at least has a prescription for a machine and supplies, hopefully, she can get her machine at some point.
Good luck to you both.

Thanks. I have an old M series auto we were gifted by a woman that was diagnosed years ago got the machine slept once with it and tossed it in the closet that I took as a backup to my machine if it broke.

Luckily shes using that for now with the mask that was in the bag with it.
So she is getting treated. But the M is old though not many hours on it. So not sure how long it will hold up as it was intended only as a stop gap if my machine broke and was being repaired or replaced.

Anyway at least she has the prescription so we can buy her masks and hopefully soon a new machine. Itll work out. Things always do. :grin:
10-07-2014 10:37 PM
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Post: #59
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Greetings Ghotst1958,

I know that Craig's List can sometimes have a bad reputation but I use it a lot to both sell and buy; I am just extremely careful on HOW I do that. I have been checking our local listings for CPAP and amazed at the CPAPs listed. It might be a way to get her a newer machine without paying too much - but then, there would be NO warranty - so it is a mixed bag.

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10-08-2014 11:09 AM
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