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trish6hundred Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #11
RE: Merry Christmas, My CPAP broke.
Hi cheeriosandvodka,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Best of luck to you on getting your situation with your CPAP straightened out.

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12-25-2012 10:07 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Hydrocephalus, myopia, depression, chronic ugliness, stupidity, tinnitus, mixed sleep apnea.

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Location: Barrie Ontario Canada

Post: #12
RE: Merry Christmas, My CPAP broke.
(12-25-2012 12:07 PM)cheeriosandvodka Wrote:  So, I just joined this forum

And greetings. Do Cheerios stay crispy in vodka longer than they do in milk?
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12-26-2012 12:19 AM
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JJJ Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 17-20
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Location: USA 97217

Post: #13
RE: Merry Christmas, My CPAP broke.
(12-25-2012 06:31 PM)vsheline Wrote:  If you do buy a machine on-line, since your present machine is not working it would make sense to pay a little more to get delivery expedited as much as you can manage. With the Christmas rush slowing down deliveries, it could be weeks before you would receive a machine if shipped with "standard" delivery.

SecondWind quoted me four days for their standard free shipping by Untied Partial Service. And they're in the middle of the country (MN-ND), where I am on the west coast. In spite of the holidays it will get here in six days, due to arrive day after tomorrow. The holiday rush is over.
12-26-2012 12:38 AM
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Post: #14
RE: Merry Christmas, My CPAP broke.
I am going to suggest something a bit different. Find out what a DME fee is and then go see a church or call several and see if they have a benevolence fund to help you out. Explain how this is vital to your life and health. Try every church in your area.I think mine would actually help you, so hopefully there are some in your area. After Christmas my churchs' find is larger from Christmas donations. This may also help you. Good luck.
12-27-2012 09:46 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Merry Christmas, My CPAP broke.
While that may be useful, at this point in the year it will be impossible. Most have no money left and won't have any until the beginning of the year, probably not until their first meeting to decide on amount. While I am surprised your church has some left over, it is not the norm. It has been my experience that any church that is willing to help almost always has strings attached.

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12-27-2012 09:52 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 14 cpap / 10 to 16 auto
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Post: #16
RE: Merry Christmas, My CPAP broke.
You might try calling every DME in town and asking if they have a benevolence program or some type of program to help folks with no insurance get cpap machines like older models that have been donated or turned in just for the purpose of helping people who need them but can't afford them. You also might try calling every nursing home, etc. in your area to see if they might have a used cpap machine (left behind by the family of a resident who passed away) that they would give to you. You might ask some senior citizens (especially older overweight men) if they are on cpap, and if they are, might they have an older cpap machine stored away (that they would give away or sell cheap) if Medicare has provided them with a newer one recently. These methods would turn up older machines for sure, but hopefully a running machine that would work until you could get a better one. Just a thought...
12-28-2012 12:45 AM
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cheeriosandvodka Offline

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Post: #17
RE: Merry Christmas, My CPAP broke.
I went to second wind and I believe im going to order an older remstar from them for pretty cheap. Thank you all for your help. It really means alot. I really appreciate all the responses.
12-28-2012 03:48 PM
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