I'm new here (2nd night of therapy). My apnea is pretty much self-diagnosed (well, by my wife) and I went to my primary care physician and asked for a sleep test. After bugging the heck out of the office for 6+ months, they finally ordered a home sleep test. A couple of weeks later, I got a call from my durable medical supplies vendor wanting me to come in for a mask fitting and to get a machine. I had not heard anything from my PCP or Novasom that did the home sleep test. I went to the medical supply vendor and they gave me an AirSense 10 Autoset and I picked a Phillips Nuance Pro because it looked the most comfortable. The supply vendor was pretty helpful, but their help is obviously limited since they aren't my doctor and don't have access to my records.
So I guess what I'm getting at (other than I am looking for a replacement PCP) is am I going to be OK doing this therapy on my own? Do I need follow-ups with my PCP or anyone else? I did not get any initial info such as my sleep test AHI or any goals I need to meet. I did download Sleepyhead and as you can see I am more of a "highly engaged" patient type, so I don't have a problem learning about my condition and setting the machine on my own, I just don't want to march forward using google as my doctor if it's not recommended.
Eventually I will probably get a new PCP and get them engaged in my treatment, but getting that ball rolling and getting settled will probably take months, especially since I will probably have to go out of town to get a new doctor.