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Newbe with Chipmunk Cheeks
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Hi Sandyelle,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck with CPAP therapy and also with getting it dialed in to meet your needs.
!

Hang in there for more responses to your post, and you've come to the right place for guidance.
trish6hundred
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I’ve got chipmunk cheeks too  Laugh-a-lot(never heard anyone else say that before) 
Anyway I’ve found nasal pillows to be the best bet for fitting without leaks. Our cheeks can cause leaks with full face masks that has nothing to do with your mouth being open. I suggest trying nasal pillows
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(10-10-2017, 06:56 PM)LisaH Wrote: I’ve got chipmunk cheeks too  Laugh-a-lot(never heard anyone else say that before) 
Anyway I’ve found nasal pillows to be the best bet for fitting without leaks. Our cheeks can cause leaks with full face masks that has nothing to do with your mouth being open. I suggest trying nasal pillows

Unless your mouth flops open with a nasal mask like mine does. The only way to stop air shooting through my lips is to tape.
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I tried a chin strap last night.  I'm going to try it again before making an opinion.  My teeth and jaw felt funny, but maybe I'll get used to it.  Not thrilled about trying the cervical collar.  I had neck surgery years ago and wore a collar for a long time.  

I have shoulder surgery scheduled for tomorrow.  When the hospital called to go over my info, she said that they would discuss using the CPAP after surgery when I get there tomorrow, but it was important to continue using it after the surgery.  
I was told to sleep in a recliner for a little while.   

Thanks for all your help.
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