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Misperceptions and Ignorance about Sleep Apnea
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(12-05-2014, 12:31 AM)kfujioka Wrote: However I am constantly "corrected" by doctors such as my ENT who said, "Kim the CPAP is bad for you." and "don't worry you can wean yourself off of it."

FIND
ANOTHER
DOCTOR

If an ENT, of all types of doctor, believes that, what else is he getting wrong?

Maybe he's old school, but so is bloodletting.
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(12-06-2014, 11:28 AM)archangle Wrote:
(12-05-2014, 12:31 AM)kfujioka Wrote: However I am constantly "corrected" by doctors such as my ENT who said, "Kim the CPAP is bad for you." and "don't worry you can wean yourself off of it."

FIND
ANOTHER
DOCTOR

If an ENT, of all types of doctor, believes that, what else is he getting wrong?

Maybe he's old school, but so is bloodletting.

Yes I agree.
Kimberly from HonoluluSleep-well
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Hey kfujioka, I'm sorry to hear that you don't get the support you need at home from fiends, family, doctors, and the like. It makes it a bit harder to muster on when the people around you aren't supportive. I'm glad you found all of us, and we're happy to give you the support you need. Surrogate family and friends like us can be invaluable, I wish you all the best, and the best of health. Anyone who tells you this doesn't work needs to walk a mile in your shoes without it and then they'll understand. It's done wonders for me, and my family.
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(12-05-2014, 08:32 PM)Eurika Wrote: ...The 'I'm right' attitude because I am a highly educated person and I'm not prepared to listen to any other argument but my own, shows a distinct lack of common sense and open mindedness...

Agreed, and if I can expound on that point for a sec, it seems to me that the people who actually end up knowing what is knowable are the ones that don't front that they already know everything.

In my profession, and I have to assume that this extends to any profession, those who are most successful are not those that seem to know it all and never appear to be wrong, but the people who are not afraid to let everyone know that they do not yet know everything, and ask questions, and even question authority when it is appropriate. Those who don't agree usually end up hidebound and stale by their limited knowledge and are eventually unmasked as such.

In my own case, while I am not exactly a chimp, I know enough to know that I would never have ever learned very much if I was busy trying to not let anyone know that I didn't have every answer by pretending to be the guy who knows it all. Admitting you don't know and asking questions seems like a primary method to eventually knowing much more.
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I'm with Archangle too.
In your case an ENT that would insist that CPAP is harming you is a total doofus!

Run do not walk to another Doc!

Cheers!

Sleep-well
"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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