Why is this video not like me?
'Cause I used to snore LOUDER.
But I don't snore anymore.
I picked up my Cpap machine last week. I was a brave little soldier. Although the whole time I was in the doctor's office I felt like crying.
No, she wasn't mean to me.
In fact, she was extremely nice.
I was just being a baby. Up until that moment I had been acting like a trouper. Thinking, "Yep, I can DO THIS!" But when it came time to put my money where my mouth was? Uh, not so much.
I guess I started feeling sorry for myself when she began dragging out the long hose.
Then the mask.
|This looks just like us, except that's not me AND Jim doesn't have to wear a cpap!|
I asked her about getting up and peeing in the middle of the night.
"Why? Do you have issues with your bladder?" She asked.
"Well, then, you will NOT have to get up in the middle of the night and pee. I guarantee it. AND you will NOT wet the bed!" She exclaimed confidently.
"REALLY?" I was amazed.
She explained that the reason most people with sleep apnea get up and use the bathroom is because they were woken up from their sleep "issues" and then felt the pressures on their bladder and had to "go". If you sleep through the night? No problem.
That first night I put the mask on, and it took only a few minutes to get used to the forced air, and the feeling of the mask on my face. I woke up and it was morning.
By golly that woman was right!
No bathroom runs in the middle of the night!
No bed wetting!
It's a miracle!
Oh, and no snoring, either.
The first two nights I slept real well. The next couple of nights were a little more difficult, but I think I might have had the mask on wrong. (It's easy to wear it upside down!) I think I have it right, now. I definitely am not feeling as tired as I was before the cpap machine.
My air conditioning is working fine now. I'm not questioning why; I'm just enjoying it. It's a little cooler this week; high in the 80's. A cool front.
And now, here's a little food for thought courtesy Bits and Pieces.
signing out. Ta-ta