did I mention the long wait times for docs in B.C. Canada, I am and have been seeing a doc, waiting to see a sleep specialist, the good news is my apap machine is in CHICAGO IL, soon to be in canada, the bad news is it will take forever to get it across canada, the US mail is much faster I find.
I had to bug the doc for over 8 months to get him to send me to a proper sleep clinic, even with the sleep testing guys saying I was extremely extreme case, and the worst they had ever seen the doc still did not send me to a sleep clinic till I bugged the hell out of him, did I mention the doc have attitude here in B.C., I am sure I did in one of my posts. not there fault really they have $$$ limits and constraints, they have to justify why it is needed. then I had over 6 more months of waiting, now I have a one hour meet and greet appointment to see the sleep doc, then wait who knows how long for the testing to be done, then wait some more for a appointment to get the results. to say things move very slow here is a understatement.
for my endocrinologist 1.5 year for a meet and greet, nothing done or looked at just some questions asked, that long with a rush request and a added push by my doc to speed things up, 8 more month for second appointment, where he actually did some doc work like testing and a exam, 4 month for next appointment, results, and 4 months again for my next one, more testing.
would love for the machine to get here before my appointment with the sleep doc and I can give him some info from the apap, as well as my little testing unit. might speed up his getting me in for the testing stage.
(03-20-2014, 04:20 PM)zonk Wrote:
(03-20-2014, 02:14 AM)space45 Wrote: so far my low for o2 is 47%Low oxygen levels can potentially damage the heart or brain
lots of time in the 50 to 60%
I would guess this is not so good
Seen the doctor yet .... what are you waiting for