No...its just that the talk about medications for Cheyenne stokes respiration peaked my interest because I have them occasionally. I have not been diagnosed with CHF but it wouldn't surprise me if I were. But I'm told by a cardiologist my heart is ok.
My biggest concern is that even though I have managed to reduce my AHI to between 3.0 and 6.0 using CPAP For about 2 years, my machine ...which I read every morning using the resmed program and record all the numbers.... identifies 98% of my apneas as central and in spite of my low AHI numbers on CPAP I feel I should be on a different machine because of the centrals. I wake up feeling bad.
To add insult to injury my sleep Doctor claims my machine is not capable of differentatiating between central and obstructive and she won't back me up to obtain a different machine. She claims I wouldn't pass the Medicare requirements to upgrade me to a machine for centrals so I'm between a rock and a hard place.
Old82, now 83 and counting
Oh, this breaks my heart, Old Coot. You are suffering mightily, so I get how you are tired of fighting it all. You sound like such a wonderful person, and the entropy of the body is so difficult. All of my best wishes to you, dear man.
"Perseverance, secret of all triumphs."
I am strongly in favor of maintaining personal dignity as well as living as long as you can on your terms. I hear from my Mother that she is ready and tired at the same time. Peace be with you always.
Breaks my heart too. May blessings be upon you and my prayers with you.
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
If you can go in peace that is great. I have been ready for years. My doctors have set me up with the Medical School to be a living lab rat until it is time for a last breath. I am ok with this as it will help others and I enjoy the learning. The timeline is in Gods hands.
This my sound a little strange by I got to see the funeral home student technicians and talk about their work. I got to pick out my peaceful expression. They do nice work, gives a whole new understanding to the saying GOING OUT WITH A SMILE
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