Quote:I'm not quite sure I understand
It probably wasn't important.
No doubt wishful thinking on my end
Therefore Forget the original question
Quote: Is it a "need?"...probably not. Is it useful? ...depends on what you're using it for. Should you hold on to it? ....only you can answer that one.
I've decided to keep it even if I don't use it. It only just cost me over $100 as i had it shipped in from China from AliExpress.
And who knows, maybe i will need it for something else in the future.
I have taken it seriously and am fine about wearing it the rest of my life but occasionally I have fallen asleep without it and I don't expect to die from not using it. Maybe in 10-20 years but I am fortunately without some of the more serious illnesses that I hear people here talk of.............although completely empathetic, I do find it a bit difficult to have the same panic about sleeping without it the odd time I have fallen asleep as others seemingly do.
But you made a good point. I will hold on to it on the if come basis
Quote:I AM PRETTY SURE THAT NOBODY TOLD YOU AN UNTRUTH
I would likely say that that is true 99.9% of the time.
Quote:WE ARE ONLY HUMAN AND WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW BUT WE DON'T KNOW EACH POSTER'S COMPLETE SITUATION AND BASED ON THAT, WE CAN ONLY MAKE SUGGESTIONS AND SHARE OUR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS
That is true.
In my particular situation, theres more baggage to the story but no need to get into it, other than to suggest that I was under the strong impression that I was researching it correctly.
I myself have made a concerted decision never to offer help to anyone for i am not experienced enough to do so. At least where CPAP'ing is concerned.
I can offer someone my story, my experience, if i feel it might match theres but i am careful not to say anything that a newbie might misconstrue and even more so, not to throw something out there without thought for the consequences if i am wrong, or once again, someone takes something I say verbatim IF I didn't mean it as such.
I could suggest that might be my legal background at wishing to be careful naturally but from experience which was negative, I have personally come to the conclusion that there are a lot of lonely people who need to be heard. Unfortunately not everyone considers the consequences of their words.
At the very least I try to preface mine with a warning first, as a reminder......as some have done in their signatures but someone new, someone frustrated or someone overwhelmed can very easily take it out of context.
A good example would be my doctor. When my partner was diagnosed, he was told he had mild borderline Sleep Apnea of 6 but that he just needed to lose a few pounds and it would go away. So little did he believe he needed a CPAP diagnosis, he had to tell the doctor he did want a machine.
But once he got all of it, he then began to think back to what the doctor said, at the same time realizing this was a life long commitment and we went from him believing although moderate, he should use it, to, he likely doesn't have it, since the doctor said so, to now, believing its all a scam and no such diagnosis really exists.
Hes an intelligent fellow but looking for a way out and the doctor provided one rather stupidly I might add.
This is what I mean. I believe too many people like to hear themselves speak and throw out sentences here or there without any real thought given to the end result.
By this, I mean everywhere, not just in forums, but in every avenue of life and for that reason, I am particular about leaving it to those that know far more than I do.
Quote: I BELIEVE IT WAS SAID THAT THOSE WITH SEVERE OSA DON'T ALWAYS SHOW DESATS, NOT THAT THEY NEVER SHOW DESATS. I BETCHA THERE ARE SOME WITH MILD OR MEDIUM OSA THAT DESAT SOMETIMES. I THINK YOUR QUESTION IS A GREAT ONE TO ASK YOUR MEDICAL CARE PROVIDER AS THEY KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU OR THEY SHOULD ANYWAY.
The doctor I used as mentioned above wasn't worth his salt at least where CPAP'ing is concerned. Aside from one specialist I see for a curable illness, I haven't seen a doctor since 1999. Guess the time is coming to find one. LOL
In any event, to the few of you, thanks for the answers. I guess it won't hurt to check it out and sleep with it one night, at least to see what it does