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eaglett1111 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: Phillips Remstar Pro C Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: System one
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: Software is Encore Basic

Sex: Female
Location: Northern California

Post: #1
Life goes on
So in this hosehead world, my life has been often focused on sleep. But life does go on, doesn't it. And it's not all about Sleep Apnea.

My friend experienced a trauma yesterday - her brother was killed -and I was on the phone with her when she found out. It was one of the more traumatic experiences I can remember - hearing her scream and hyperventilate from over a thousand miles away. I slept about two hours last night. In the past, I would have totally stressed about that. But now I know that when I do sleep, it will be a good, replenishing sleep, because of my CPAP machine. Life does go on, as long as you are in it with your eyes open, understanding and taking steps to fix what you can fix. I take a deep breath and am thankful that I have the resources I do. I will be here , and refreshed, for my friend when she needs me to be.
08-26-2012 06:39 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,424
Joined: May 2012

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: #2
RE: Life goes on
Hi eaglett1111, I'm sorry to hear about your friend's tragity. She has a GREAT friend in you. With your help and attitude,that will help her through a very painful situation. Thank you for sharing and I'm sure you will get more responses to this post.

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08-26-2012 07:10 PM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: Life goes on
I,m sorry for your friend loss
She have got a friend who care and understand
Life goes on..... yes for sure
might as well we make the best out it and be kind to each other
08-26-2012 07:59 PM
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Bompa Offline

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Posts: 854
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: DreamStation Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance Pro
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 12.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Falkenburg,

Post: #4
RE: Life goes on
I just wish that all my friends were like you!
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08-27-2012 09:09 AM
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mjbearit Offline

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Posts: 605
Joined: May 2012

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: So Cal

Post: #5
RE: Life goes on
Hi Eaglett, I can totally understand what you are talking about. This year has been filled with tragedy this year, from our son getting hit on his motorcycle and having to be put back together to the death of close family members (and we are barely half done with the year!). We have also seen the joy of a new baby in the family (another great-nephew). But in all honesty, I don't think I would have made it through all of this stress and madness without my machine. I'm glad you are treating yourself well by using your machine so that you are able to be there for your friend! Your concern for a friend is a fantastic trait!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

PRS1 - Auto - A-Flex x2 - 12.50 - 20 - Humid x2 - Swift FX
08-27-2012 09:20 AM
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