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BiBob Offline

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Machine: ResMed s9 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Port Townsend, WA US

Post: #1
Thank You All
I just wanted to get back and thank everyone that helped me. Like many others, the docs didn't really get it done with the sleep test and prescription. Thanks to all of you, I had the opportunity to learn a bit about how to set up my S9 and over a couple of months, I have gone from 65 OAs untreated to AHIs less than 5 with OAs in the 1 to 3 a night. I'm feeling rested and this is a huge advance in my situation.

I got help from all over the states, Australia and Germany.

Along with SleepyHead, help with that and my S9, I want to thank all of you for the education and guidance.

Bob
09-11-2014 08:05 AM
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Terry Offline

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Joined: May 2014

Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (560P)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P/R Nuance & Pap Cap
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
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Post: #2
RE: Thank You All
(09-11-2014 08:05 AM)BiBob Wrote:  I just wanted to get back and thank everyone that helped me. Like many others, the docs didn't really get it done with the sleep test and prescription. Thanks to all of you, I had the opportunity to learn a bit about how to set up my S9 and over a couple of months, I have gone from 65 OAs untreated to AHIs less than 5 with OAs in the 1 to 3 a night. I'm feeling rested and this is a huge advance in my situation.

I got help from all over the states, Australia and Germany.

Along with SleepyHead, help with that and my S9, I want to thank all of you for the education and guidance.

Glad you're feeling better!

The reason everything generally sucks is that there is no additional money for optimal care.

* The sleep lab gets paid to wire you up with sensors
* The doc gets paid to see you, declare a diagnosis and write you an order for a machine.
* The DME gets paid to send hardware out the door.

However nobody gets any significant amount of money to make sure you're actually getting the results you need, so you wind up with a handful of expensive contacts with the medical industry, a machine, and still feel like crap.

Congrats on finding apneaboard! I actually ran across it when trying to find out how to set the secondhand machine I got started with.

Terry
(This post was last modified: 09-11-2014 08:58 AM by Terry.)
09-11-2014 08:58 AM
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GrammaBear Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Air Fit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 12.2 - 16.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Type 1 diabetes - using Tandem T-slim insulin pump, Dexcom G4 CGM

Sex: Female
Location: northern Illinois

Post: #3
RE: Thank You All
(09-11-2014 08:05 AM)BiBob Wrote:  I just wanted to get back and thank everyone that helped me. Like many others, the docs didn't really get it done with the sleep test and prescription. Thanks to all of you, I had the opportunity to learn a bit about how to set up my S9 and over a couple of months, I have gone from 65 OAs untreated to AHIs less than 5 with OAs in the 1 to 3 a night. I'm feeling rested and this is a huge advance in my situation.

I got help from all over the states, Australia and Germany.

Along with SleepyHead, help with that and my S9, I want to thank all of you for the education and guidance.

Bob

I'm glad you found this forum and are feeling better about your sleeping.
09-11-2014 09:59 AM
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GrammaBear Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Air Fit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 12.2 - 16.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Type 1 diabetes - using Tandem T-slim insulin pump, Dexcom G4 CGM

Sex: Female
Location: northern Illinois

Post: #4
RE: Thank You All
(09-11-2014 08:58 AM)Terry Wrote:  
(09-11-2014 08:05 AM)BiBob Wrote:  I just wanted to get back and thank everyone that helped me. Like many others, the docs didn't really get it done with the sleep test and prescription. Thanks to all of you, I had the opportunity to learn a bit about how to set up my S9 and over a couple of months, I have gone from 65 OAs untreated to AHIs less than 5 with OAs in the 1 to 3 a night. I'm feeling rested and this is a huge advance in my situation.

I got help from all over the states, Australia and Germany.

Along with SleepyHead, help with that and my S9, I want to thank all of you for the education and guidance.



The reason everything generally sucks is that there is no additional money for optimal care.

* The sleep lab gets paid to wire you up with sensors
* The doc gets paid to see you, declare a diagnosis and write you an order for a machine.
* The DME gets paid to send hardware out the door.

However nobody gets any significant amount of money to make sure you're actually getting the results you need, so you wind up with a handful of expensive contacts with the medical industry, a machine, and still feel like crap.

Congrats on finding apneaboard! I actually ran across it when trying to find out how to set the secondhand machine I got started with.

Terry

Wow! You've definitely described it accurately. I have wondered why no one actually guides us in our journey in how to use these great machines, now I know - money isn't there to teach us.
(This post was last modified: 09-11-2014 10:02 AM by GrammaBear.)
09-11-2014 10:01 AM
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herbm Offline

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Machine: ResMed AutoSet S9
Mask Type: Oral
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Backup Mask: Innomed Hybrid FFM -- Oral+Nasal Pillows

Sex: Male
Location: Austin, TX

Post: #5
RE: Thank You All
"Tell me how people will be measured & compensated and I will tell you how they will act." (Words to this effect by Eli(yahu) Goldratt, author of the "The Goal" and "It's Not Luck".

Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
09-11-2014 11:34 AM
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SandysSpot Offline

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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I'm a nerd and proud of it :)

Sex: Female
Location: Florida Panhandle

Post: #6
RE: Thank You All
Awesome! Glad you're feeling better!

Sandy
09-12-2014 01:51 PM
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NickDanger Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autopap
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10
Humidifier: 5i
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ResMed Chinstrap

Sex: Male
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Post: #7
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Great!!! I'm glad your treatment is working.
09-12-2014 05:00 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #8
RE: Thank You All
Hi BiBob,
It's great to hear that you are feeling better. Keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
09-12-2014 07:49 PM
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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
Humidifier: included with machine
CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Post: #9
RE: Thank You All
So great to hear a success story, glad it is working out for you..
have great dreams and restful sleep...

Storywizard
09-12-2014 09:18 PM
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Clementine Offline

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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPap Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i--not using currently
CPAP Pressure: Auto -- 8/13.2 PS 3.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began with machine on 7/7/14.

Sex: Female
Location: eastern Iowa

Post: #10
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Well done!
09-13-2014 09:45 AM
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