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New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
#41
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
Yeah! The doc office called and they’re having me do a sleep study tonight with the ASV.  I guess I can’t complain though.
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#42
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
It will work fine, but it's interesting that where there is a buck are a few thousand to be made, the doc always wants a study. Pardon the cynic in me.
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#43
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
Congrats on the win. Now not to be negative, just be aware you may have to keep the fire under the docs feet and keep checking in with the DME on the order as necessary. Don't let the request for the script from doc or the order process at the DME go stale. I'm just mentioning as that's what I had to do with my ASV as all 3 - doc, DME, insurance - messed up on something. Doc supposedly didn't word the script or the write up for ASV correct, DME kept telling me ETA delivery was x but the date/time expired with no delivery, insurance supposedly misfiled the approval process, now this last shouldn't be an issue for you as you're just changing machines within medical codes.

Just prepping you to keep fighting until an ASV is delivered. Do be certain they deliver the ResMed as you'd already stated. Masks, humidifier tubs, hoses, filters are the same for both ST and ASV.
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#44
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
Just saw the new boat payment sleep study. Digging for gold. OK I'll leave you to study for the test. Coffee
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#45
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
Thankfully my insurance is paying 100%
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#46
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
OK great. Be sure to request with them to get your detailed copy of the study when it's ready. I'm pretty sure the machine was mentioned before, but just in case, you'll want the ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV which comes with humidifier like what you've used on this other machine. I'm not sure if you'd had heated hose, but mention it. Same mask if you have one that works for you. If you'd gotten supplies, they should work with the ASV as well.
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#47
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
I showed up last night and the tech said she has done this 10 years and only done 2 ASV studies. I thought, “oh this is going to go great.”  She said called the doc and he walked her through it and she should be fine. 

I SLEPT ALL NIGHT except for mask leaks waking me up. She came in and I said, “It’s already 5?!?!”.    She said I did great. She figured the machine out pretty easily and the last two hours I had ZERO EVENTS!  She did mention hypopneas will still show up on the card but the machine is supporting them? I’ll figure out how to read that on OSCAR later. She also said my body will adapt and will probably need to adjust the settings. I’ll worry on that later too.

YOU ALL ROCK!  I would’ve never advocated for myself if not for your help.  Man, that machine was so much more comfortable! It’s really like night and day. I didn’t even feel like I had pressure except for a few random times it ramped up during the night. 

I have my follow up next week. I did tell them the ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV. I was happy to see they used a ResMed for my study n/c they’re Phillips users. 

They didn’t give me heated tubes with the ST. So I’ll be sure to ask for them next time. Hopefully I’ll have the machine without any hiccups soon ??
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#48
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
It sure sounds like things went well. Your tech has probably seen many people that need ASV or that could do better with it, but if the doctor does not order it, she can't do it. That is really where the problem lies. As a profession, the sleep medicine people seem to know less than what you can learn on the forum. Most doctors will flatly deny central and complex apnea exist, and only a few know how to properly treat it. By arming yourself with that information, you made a real difference for yourself, and potentially for others that may come after you. Your DME supplier really helped move things forward as well.
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#49
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
OK that's good to hear. Now therapy is about to make a big positive difference. If anything comes up or if you have questions, post it and we can help.
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#50
RE: New Dx, 4 sleep studies in 3 weeks, feel left hanging with questions
That sounds great as the others have said any questions ask away when you get your new machine and if you feel a pressure boost blow back at the machine and it will back off
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