(05-09-2015, 01:46 PM)WakeUpTime Wrote: Once every 3-4 months or so, I wake up knowing something's gone dreadfully wrong. The first thing I do is look at the humidifier tank. Sure enough, completely full of water. I looked at the data and realized that I only used it for ONE hour and didn't get it back on when I awoke an hour later.
It's a reminder of what a person with severe sleep apnea and without CPAP goes through the following day. It feels like
- someone's taken a blow-torch to my heart in the middle of the night
- the heart beats in a sickened way throughout the day
- my vision is unfocused throughout the day
- an aching persistent headache throughout the day
I'm reminded of what things were like in the days just before implementing the CPAP solution. I hate using CPAP every night and having to go through the whole maintenance thing every day.
Having said that, I'll be kissing that CPAP machine tonight before bed and thanking the heavens for its existence. I can't possibly imagine what things would be like for me without the CPAP solution.
I personally feel so much better since I started therapy that there would have to be a power outage for me to not use my machine. Being able to get up energized is incredible! Every day chores, work, etc. is no longer a monumental effort! Wish I had been diagnosed a lot sooner.
I understand about hating to use cpap, it is a bit of a hassle but the alternative makes me love it. I joke with my husband that it is a good thing I do not have to choose between him or my machine! ))) It does serve him right for teasing me so much about the hose!