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Monday, January 26, 2009

CPAP Diaries 3

Bit by bit I WILL get there!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Zoe, you will get there. It took me a month or so to get used to mine ... I'd wake up in the middle of the night and find that I had unhooked the mask. But eventually, I got used to it, and now ... I wouldn't even consider sleeping without it.

    I am so glad you were able to convince a doctor that there was a problem. Mine went undiagnoised until I started having problems with my heart. After many tests, a sleep study was suggested, and that is exactly what was wrong. Mine was severe, like yours ... 150 times in an hours.

    My doctor says alot of people give up and dont' use their machines. Please dont' give up, Zoe. I know you are only a few days in, and even in a month or so, you'll wonder if you'll ever get used to it. But you will. Keep in mind, this machine is literally saving your life. Over the long term, it is adding years to life.

    Hang in there, friend. I know you can do it.

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