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Thought you might find this funny
#1
I posted part of this in another forum and thought some of you might
find this funny. As you know I self-diagnosed and am self-treating.
It took me many years to finally connect all the dots enough to
make a decision to find out about OSA here was one of the motivating
"clues".

I only started to connect the dots because of snoring. The really funny thing is that for years I had an irresistible need to nap in the daytime. I have an African Grey parrot that "napped" with me. She picked up my snoring pattern. These birds imitate speech and sounds very accurately. Anytime I sat down in my "nap chair" to watch TV, she would "snore" complete with the snort and gasp of a good long apnea event. I'd yell at her to stop so we could watch TV because she'd do it over and over. That was a big final part of the start of my search about sleep apnea. My wife said "See, Chelsea is copying your snoring. That's what I have to listen to." That was just another puzzle
piece.
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#2
Finally, we've found a competent sleep doctor!
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#3
Great diagnosis by the parrot.
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."
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Hi greyparrot,
Sounds like your parrot really got you on the right track.
Great story.
trish6hundred
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When I told this story, my wife laughed so hard she did a spit take.

ROFL Parrot!
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."
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#6
thanks for my laugh of the day! tis a great story....
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#7
Since so many doctors just parrot, why shouldn't parrots doctor?
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."
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#8
My doctor must know this...
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Record it... That would be great to hear!
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(03-29-2014, 03:10 PM)herbm Wrote: Since so many doctors just parrot, why shouldn't parrots doctor?

ROFLMAO... I just noticed this comment. After reading about some
of the docs not listening, it sure fits.
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