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Nostrils get bigger over night?
05-27-2013, 03:36 PM
2-3 weeks? What paradise do you live in? WE get new pillows only if we ask , and usually only after six months, and even then we pay...
05-27-2013, 04:26 PM
My insurance company says they will replace any supplies "as needed", but the general guidelines they gave me are 1 FFM cushion per month or 2 replacement nasal cushion sets per month - so that covers replacement about every 2 weeks. I use FFM so I get a replacement cushion about every 2nd month (why get them if I don't need them? I already have a couple extras squirreled away). Much longer than a couple months and they get too soft and start leaking. I've tried boiling in baking soda and heating in oven (both do a great job of cleaning and making the silicone crystal clear again), but nothing seems to firm them back up. I would think that getting flimsy would be a huge problem for pillows and six months seems like an awful long time to expect them to hold up.
05-27-2013, 04:57 PM
I think it's Medicare that sets these replacement periods and insurance companies follow.
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05-27-2013, 07:21 PM
Wow! Here there is no such generous replacement schedule at all. I usually hit up the sleep lab at the hospital when things get dire - they usually have some I can have for free, and if I now use L size, I am pretty sure they will have plenty to give out. But I dare not go to that well too often - it is based on goodwill and kindness, and one shouldn't push one's luck there.
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