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Thursday, May 29, 2008

C-pap..more info added at bottom




Well, it is official. I already knew it, but I do have
sleep apnea.
Yesterday I went and got my C-pap machine.
It is so little and the hose and mask hooks up to it.
I slept with it last night and did pretty good.
I am praying that this will help with the daytime fatigue
that has been so debilitating. I am committed to sleeping with this.
The lady who worked with my told me her aunt died of untreated
sleep apnea. I know things like this take awhile to get used to.
So my desire is that I will be able to do it, and I will finally get
some decent sleep.
Deby
This might help explain things more, right now I am trying a nasal mask...the picture isn't exact but you get the idea:
Sleep Apnea and C-Pap

26 comments:

I am truly blessed said...

Wow they have even come a long way wit those machines....definitely smaller and nicer looking than they used to be...and no where near as bulky. Will pray that this will help you. See you Saturday

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

I hope it works well for you and brings back your energy.

Deborah said...

Deby, I so hope that this gives you the help that you need. I can't imagine how difficult your days must be without a proper sleep. I'll also pray that you quickly adjust to wearing this device at night.

lady jane said...

Praying for you. <><

How does this device work?

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I will pray that you adjust quickly to it and that you feel much better during the day too. I think you will do fine!

One Happy Family said...

Hoping that this is helpful - and praying that you will be able to get some better sleep.

Julieann said...

I so hope this helps and pray that you will get used to it--I had no idea ((Hugs to you)))

Julieann

maranatha777 said...

Deby, my husband has this same machine! He feels much more rested when he awakes and it has helped him not to have morning headaches! He has tried every mask and has yet to find one that he really likes but at least it is working :-)

I will be praying for you!

Mrs. C said...

Praying this little device will help you get the rest you need so that you will feel better. ;)

Momala said...

My husband has sleep apnea and has been using a cpap for over 7 years. I am so thankful for that machine (best invention ever!) because now he doesn't snore anymore. It took him a while to get used to sleeping with it, but now it's not a problem at all. I hope it goes well with you and that you start to feel better!

Susan said...

Oh, I hope this works for you, and I'm looking forward to seeing what things change as you rest better. I'm pretty sure my Wes has sleep apnea, so I'm really interested in how you do - aside from just being interested as a friend! LOL

Jenny said...

How interesting...I had never read about this before. I hope you can find peace and sweet rest soon and wake up feeling completely refreshed.

Donna said...

People can die from sleep apnea? I didn't know this!

I'll be praying that you adjust quickly.

Cathy said...

Oh, dear, Deby, I pray this will help you get enough sleep. I don't really sleep well myself, and I stay up way too late. This computer is addicting, as you know.

Angels Watching Over Me said...

Wow, it looks complicated. I hope it helps you so you can get a good nights rest.

Heather said...

I hope this works! I can't even imagine how drained you must have felt. Looking forward to hearing it is helping you! :)

Ginny said...

I hope this helps you, Deby. The Fibromyalgia Network ran an article on sleep apnea in their newsletter. Seems like it's a common problem for people with fibro.

Abounding Treasures said...

Deby,

I pray that this little machine helps you get the rest you need.

Blessings,
Dallas

Mishel said...

I hope this helps you get better sleep Deby. My hubby has a few guys at his station (he's a fireman) that have C-pap's and he says they really do help.

Blessings!

Sharon said...

I have heard that these little machines work wonders and you really do sleep better. My friend's husband was on it and then he found out that he needed to have some kind of sinus operation and he was able to get off the machine after that and he no longer snores and sleeps all night! There is hope! I hope that this helps your fatigue.

Hugs, Sharon

A Note From Theresa said...

Praying that this works for you.

Maxine said...

Hope this helps you, Deby. I didn't know you could die from this either. I think my husband might have this condition, but it's been going on for years.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Hope it helps you Deby! =0

Bev

HOPE said...

Praise the LORD for technology that works! AMEN... I am so happy you have found something to bring relief. I have fatigue issues too so can sympathize there!

Please take care Deby...we are here whenever you feel up to posting!!

Hugs..

Happymama said...

Deby, I hope it works for you and that you are soon getting a good night's rest and feeling much better throughout your days.

~Kristi

Pam said...

Oh Deby, don't you feel like an astronaut at bedtime now? My mom was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea a few years ago. She couldn't believe the difference in her health all around after getting some rejuvenating sleep! With you Fibro, you need deep sleep. I pray this helps you all the way around.