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couchtater
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   Posted 1/10/2011 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
This weekend I stayed at a motel I've never stayed at before. First off, they gave me a smoking room (last one available). I told them I'd check it out if I can stay in there. I walked in- no smoke smell. turn   I told the okay I'd take it.
There was a faint perfume smell in the air, but it didn't seem to bother me. That night I laid down in the bed on my own pillow and pulled the sheets up on me. I couldn't smell them because I had my Cpap running.
The next morning I woke up with a very red & itchy puffy face. smhair   Also I was wheezing and coughing like crazy. I had to pour on the rescue inhaler and the benadryl.
 
Last night at home I started to lay down with my Cpap and started to cough and wheeze again. I had to change the air filter on the machine to get the remaining odors of the room out of it. shakehead
 
Travel is dangerous. skull

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   Posted 1/10/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you had to go thru that and yes, traveling can be dangerous!
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Alcie
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   Posted 1/10/2011 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joy,
I once made the mistake you just did, and now I make reservations ahead. I call before arriving to make sure there is a non-smoking room - and have asked for a different room when I smelled that the room had been smoked in despite the label.

I'm allergic to the detergents motels and hospitals use. I can ask for double-rinsed sheets in the hospital. I take my own sheets and pillow when travelling.

I only use All Free and Clear detergent - no sulfites. I double rinse everything.

Take your own bath soap, shampoo and skin creams too!
Alcie
 
 

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   Posted 1/10/2011 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes even if you ask for a smoke free room there still no
guarntee it'll be smoke free< I've stayed in smoke free rooms and
they actually had worse smells in those than a regular room..
So yeah travel is 50-50 chance of being hazardous, so totally agree
with you, you should've told them and asked them to pay for a new cpap
mask, Sure hope your feeling better soon and that this'll not
happen again...
Healing hugz and wishes...
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couchtater
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   Posted 1/11/2011 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
My cousin made the reservation for me. He messed up on ordering the room.
I had my own pillow, soap, and shampoo.
It wasn't the mask needing replacement, it was the air filter. I get all my cpap supplies free so I couldn't ask for a replacement charge.

I use All free and clear and downy free for my sheets.
Joy

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   Posted 1/16/2011 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry...i have been in bad trouble too while traveling. i have come down with viruses because of the weather change (used to go from northeast - very cold to texas - warmish during the christmas holidays) last time i traveled i came down with a bad tooth, needed medicine for dizziness which i did not have (usually) don't need that and the airline personnel were horrible to me with their searches, etc. now i just drive around new england or take the train to nyc and stay with friends.

couchtater
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   Posted 1/16/2011 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm off again the next two days. My Aunt died suddenly last night and I'm heading back to the same town I was in last weekend. :(
I'm going to have to stay at the same motel again. >:<
This time my pillow, my blanket, and my towels are coming!
I've go back up filters for the Cpap so I won't be bring home the odors in it.
Joy

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   Posted 1/16/2011 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. My condolences to you and your family.
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couchtater
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   Posted 1/19/2011 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Sherry.

We didn't stay in the same hotel again. :-)
The one we wound up staying did have a faint smoke odor in the bathroom, but when we turned on the fan it wasn't so bad and it didn't bother me much.
I slept on my own pillow and covered up with blankets from my house. Aside from a noisy air conditioner I was able to sleep okay and woke up with just a little coughing.
Joy
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