Yes, Ron I know how important it is to keep the nasal mask clean and free of oils. I don't have any leaking at all, but I know what you are saying when the pressures get really high, I will probably have a harder time keeping the seal.
You guys will not believe what happened with the DME!!!!!!!! I have Medicare (original, with a supplement) so everything is covered 100%.....but, I have to deal with "Competitive Bidding". My sleep doc who operates out of the local hospital's sleeplab went ahead and ordered my equipment with a DME that I am not familiar with, American Home Pt. nor were they, as they were just trying them out. ( The story of this is above in another post. ) Anyway what happened yesterday was very interesting. I called the DME and asked them what they were going to do as I am not going to accept this used, old equipment that you delivered to me. What they said to me, "Yes we know it is used, it is all we have, "take it or leave it, we are not changing your equipment out for anything else". So I called the sleep lab and told them the story. I gave the gal the name and phone number of the person I spoke with at American Home Pt. Well the sleep lab called them and was told the same thing that I was told in a very rude manner. So now the sleep lab is finished with AHP. What has to happen now is that AHP has to come and pick up this machine and we both have to sign off on the contract before I can start dealing with another DME. I told the sleep lab to have my RX detailed with the item # on it for the newest model of ASV, so I don't have this problem again. I just hope that AHP contacts me today and sends someone out to pick up their machine.....I am hamstrung until that happens. I also called medicare to ask if I was intitaled to new equipment.....they were appalled, and said you certainly are....do not accept this as you are intitaled to new, unused equipment. The waiting game is on.........will keep you posted!