No, none of what you describe is normal.
Was this a sleep center that went out of business? You have a right to a copy of the study you had done there.
Call your doctor back and see if he can get a copy of that study. Don't talk to the receptionist, ask to speak to the doctor.
Then call your insurance to see if they paid for the first study, and explain what happened. Are they going to pay for a second study?
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What country and state are you in? The rules on insurance vary.
Don't obsess too much over getting the machine right away. I think of untreated apnea as like being a really heavy smoker. It's probably not going to kill you in the next few weeks, but it's going to harm your health, and over a period of years, it will kill you.
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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
I'm looking forward to having it. I just have a LONG LONG wait until I get it, if I get it at all. Months not just weeks.
In the meantime, I hear about all the increased risks of this, that, and the other things. Maybe combined with the stress of a new job agency and method, it all kind of piles up. A good night's sleep would do wonders for my morale but no, another thing to worry about.
I'm just venting...I'm self employed and can't afford health insurance on my own. Ugh...like I said, I'm just venting. I live alone and sleep alone so I don't get any input as to how I'm sleeping...I just know between the weird working hours, tons of driving (you gotta go where the work is) and this possible Sleep Apnea thing, I'm dead tired. I still haven't heard a word from my doctor as to if I have it. Not a peep! I'm still just going by what the tech said at the study!
I'm going to fax the request for results tomorrow. Thank you.