Hi Mother T.
Well I got my machine sorted on Wednesday, the machine provider had been instructed to call out and lower my pressure to 6 and for it to stay on 6 all night, which means have gone back to CPAP, and have to start my treatment all over again, which is somewhat annoying.
It has taken over 2 weeks for me to get in contact with my sleep nurse as she was off sick, and here they do not replace staff who are off for what ever reason, anyway I informed them that I would not be able to attend my next fixed appointment due to transport problems, so we chatted about my results, I was told that here in Ireland you have to wait up to a week before the Doctor will read your results, and up to 2 months before he will see you to discuss those results, at least the wonderful nursing staff here had the sense to get the sleep doctor to send someone out to me, if it where not for them I would still be none the wiser.
I have now gone from SOSA, to Mild sleep apnoea, which it fantastic, 11 years ago I was having 40+ apnoeas a hour, now I am told it is 25, maybe that’s due to a bit of weight loss and the fact that have been using the machine for 2 years?
All other levels are normal I am told so I have now to get used to my new regime, am having a little difficulty still with the mask, mainly because I wear dentures during the day, and obviously they are like the stars they come out at night,lol.
So have reverted back to using two (2) soft pillows now and that works well because my mask does NOT move around as it once did, so all in all so far am happy with my new setting.
So all you guys out there who are still struggling with your machines, please do NOT give up, pester your sleep doctor, and if you think you need a new sleep study done then stick with it and get it done, I had to wait 2 years for them to listen to me, but now its been worth it, getting your pressure right is so important, in doing so will help elevate most of the other problems you may be having.
Good luck all and thanks a million - Mother T.