(08-10-2014 05:11 PM)zonk Wrote: As for honesty and seriously
Definitely I would sell the T-shirt on my back and retired_guy T-shirt as well to get my hand on auto data capable machine
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Hey now your tshirt and retireds won't even get me a bus ride let alone one of those fancy dancy machines you just pointed to.
But seriously I looked at them, and yah they have more data, and it looks like more options, apap vpap whatever aflex bflex cflex I think I saw an a-zflex too. But really what does it mean? What will they do for me that I am not getting now? I mean I could get a hyabusa that goes 200+ but where the hell am I going to use that? I don't want to go from dial up to t3 and get lost here. This seems to work so why all the bells and whistles?
(08-10-2014 07:35 PM)retired_guy Wrote:
(08-10-2014 04:45 PM)Galactus Wrote: I am considering taking a hammer to my brick to get something better but I don't think it will work.........
....wanta borrow a puppy?
Ok, I'll BITE! what is the puppy going to do for me? If he pees on my brick will they give me a better machine?
(08-10-2014 10:49 PM)archangle Wrote: You got screwed and it puts your health at risk because you're treating blind.
Is that accurate? I am just asking because I don't know. I was under the impression that when they did the sleep study they went through all the options and that this setup is what worked for me and that is why they gave it to me. Is that blind treatment? Did they tell me a line of Bologna?
(08-10-2014 10:49 PM)archangle Wrote: You might consider watching Craigslist for a real CPAP machine. I've found S9 AutoSet and PRS1 Auto machines within driving distance for $300, but I did have to watch for about 3 months before I found the right machine at the right price. You will see a lot of machines for sale at ridiculously high prices, but the reasonable deal is sometimes out there.
These deals I have seen, I don't exactly know what machine I am looking for specifically, there seems to be quite a few brands, and I don't have all the numbers down yet, but yes there are a bunch on cl for all kinds of prices from $50-$900. I can usually find deals that way when I know specifically what I am looking for.
(08-10-2014 10:49 PM)archangle Wrote: You could also get a copy of your prescription and buy at online retail price. Be sure to call on the phone and see if they sell below their advertised prices. Supplier #2 sells used machines and has a good reputation.
That sounds expensive!
Just wondering aloud now, If I were to be complaining to my sleep doctor saying...... This machine isn't working for me ...... because..... and so I need this other machine?? Is that a possibility to work? To get them to give me a different machine? Any suggestions??
(08-10-2014 11:19 PM)retired_guy Wrote: That's not what I want to do. I want to encourage people to use their machines and improve their lives. Galactus is a splendid example of being able to do just that in spite of having a less than top end machine. He's bright enough not to chuck it all because we think he has the wrong machine, and he's proven to himself that it is helping him.
I think that rightfully I am scared, I have now become the crap pap machine poster child. I'm afraid, very afraid! Really though it is helping me, and they did just hand it to me, and they changed my mask twice for free. Of course they acted like they were doing me a favor the whole time. But again, I am feeling better. I think I just have pap envy as I read about all these other machines, not that I understand them or what they do better, but they sound good.
(08-10-2014 11:19 PM)retired_guy Wrote: I have an elderly friend who has been on cpap for a long time. She doesn't know what kind of machine she has, she just knows to turn it on at night. When I talk to her about ahi, or leak numbers, etc...... all I get is the deer in the headlights response. But she's doing what she's supposed to do as best she can. Should I convince her that her machine is crap? That she's wasting her time using it?
I knew it was too good to last, first comes the good comparison, and now I feel like that lady on the new commercials, "I'll just post my pictures here on my wall", "Hashbrown selfie", and "That's not how this works!"
(08-10-2014 11:19 PM)retired_guy Wrote: ........and if a brick could help me lose 65 pounds? Sign me up. Do I eat it raw, or with onions?
YOU DO NOT EAT THE BRICK! You eat the carrots, the celery and the lettuce with the tomatoes. DO NOT EAT THE BRICK!
(08-11-2014 01:45 PM)retired_guy Wrote: I'm loving it that Galactus has done so very well. It's great when it works....
Thanks for the kind words, I hope it keeps working.
Thanks so much for all teh help and advice, it is appreciated.