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Weird face
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Now on my 4th FFM and still no joy. Am in contact with a local laser scanning firm to scan my face and provide a thickened STL for use with a stereolithograph to make a mask that fits!
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
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That's the first I've heard of this. Are you planning to 3D print your mask? What is the cost?

Have you tried Hybrid or cloth FFM?
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Yes, I've lived with one of those weird faces my entire life.
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Making this up as I go along. I am back to sick and tired of being sick and tired and jerked around.


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I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
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Veery innnteresting...... Please keep us updated on your progress.
if you can't decide then you don't have enough data.
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(08-07-2015, 08:35 PM)Mark Douglas Wrote: Now on my 4th FFM and still no joy. Am in contact with a local laser scanning firm to scan my face and provide a thickened STL for use with a stereolithograph to make a mask that fits!

Isn't this really expensive?

Just curious why you need a FFM. Is it possible that nasal mask or nasal pillows will work for you?
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(08-08-2015, 11:37 AM)me50 Wrote:
(08-07-2015, 08:35 PM)Mark Douglas Wrote: Now on my 4th FFM and still no joy. Am in contact with a local laser scanning firm to scan my face and provide a thickened STL for use with a stereolithograph to make a mask that fits!

Isn't this really expensive?
In progress so do not know yet. As I have $600 in masks that don't work how do I define 'expensive'?

Just curious why you need a FFM. Is it possible that nasal mask or nasal pillows will work for you?
Nope. Wisp with a chinstrap is better than nothing but nowhere near successful.

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
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#8
What are you planning to use for headgear?? Are you going to make your own seals? Are you going to use your own hose fastening fitting or use one readily available? Again, are you going to design your own anti-suffocation valve or use one that is readily available? Sounds like an interesting procedure. I hope that you are successful without too much cost. It seems to me that I remember another forum member who had a custom mold cast and if I remember the cost was several thousands of dollars. If I remember correctly, it did not work out that well. On the other hand that person did not seem as dedicated to making it work as you seem. That person also did not have as much control of the design and process as you will have.

Good luck and have fun!

PaytonA

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#9
Sounds great, Mark.

I had to try at least 8-9 masks before I could find a couple of top candidates.

I know we have some folks here with mask fitting problems that will be glad to hear there is a path to relief.

Well-done
"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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