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Six Month Checkup & Checking In
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Just checking in to say that we are going in for my husband's six month checkup soon. He is doing great. His average AHI for the last three months has been 0.8 with leaks totally under control!!

We finally stopped looking at the numbers every morning about a month ago (actually stopped while we were on vacation and realized that had been stressing us out a little). Now I take the card out only once per week.

I used to worry a lot about all of this; watching him sleep; listening to make sure he was breathing, etc. I am the worrier. He is just the very compliant patient. He has a lot more energy after six months on CPAP. He has been getting a lot of exercise and seems in general to be in a much better mood. Needless to say, I am getting a lot more sleep, which is a dream come true after so many years of snoring.

He has also lost 11 pounds since starting CPAP, possibly some is due to the CPAP but mostly I think from more exercise and eating less.

It all seems fairly routine now (but I am not the one who has to wear that mask every night!)

Bottom line, stick with it; it does help; and it seems to get more routine after six months.

Sleep-well



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Hi SPOUSE,
That's great to hear that your husband is doing well. I hope his checkup turns out ok.
Thank you for this very encouraging post.
CONTINUED SUCCESS!
trish6hundred
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Just keep in mind that the S9s only keep the detailed data for the most recent 7 days. Then it just keeps some data (like AHI) but there will be no graphs.

I try to get the data off twice a week. That way if I miss one, I still have a few days left.

So glad everything is working out for him!

And yes, looking at the data every day was like that for me, too. I didn't realize how much I was putting into it.
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