First night with my CPAP machine

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   Posted 11/3/2011 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Just checking in myself.  I have been desperate to get this CPAP machine since I felt so good when I used it during my sleep study.  I finally got the machine and my son helped me hook it up.  He laughed hysterically when he saw me with the mask on. I always try to do something to make him laugh. My dog was pretty freaked out too.   I wish I had better results.  I woke up a lot so I didn't feel as rested and alert as I had hoped.  Fortunately, I had an appointment with my neurologist this morning they determined that my mask was not fitted well for me.  My face was totally red all around my nose.  Looked lovely.  Need to get a new mask. 
 I'm finding I still feel anxious today but had a great visit with a girlfriend who has kids around my son's age.  It's nice to talk to other mom's.  Sometimes it puts things in perspective since I try too hard to make things better for my son.  Well, hoping I will slowly have more energy with this new machine once I  get a mask that fits. 

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   Posted 11/3/2011 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Never used a Cpap myself but I have talked with many people who do use them and they all say the same thing. It can take a while to find the right mask but once you do and once you learn how to get it adjusted properly and get used to it that little machine is a blessing and a half. Some of those I know have said they had to go find a new extra loud alarm clock because they would sleep right through the regular ones.
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   Posted 11/3/2011 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi cookie,

I am glad that you got your machine, but sorry that the mask didn't fit. I think Jim has a good point, once you get one to fit properly, you will probably sleep like a baby. I hope that they fit you with one soon.

Thinking of you,

Have a good night.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/3/2011 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
my partner used a cpap b4 she passed, heped her a lot. luv 2 ya, jamie.


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