Finally made it through a whole night with my CPAP

I really try to wear my CPAP every night.  Being a Patient Safety Specialist, I really try to be compliant with everything that doctors tell me to do.

I think it doesn’t help knowing that my sleep apnea is so mild already and that if I wasn’t having surgery/anesthesia/possible pain meds that Dr. H might not have put me on CPAP.

It’s been an every other night thing lately and even last week when my husband was away, I didn’t wear it three nights in a row.  I need to get better about it.

The good news though, is last night I did wear it and I woke up with it in the morning.  It still does wake me up a few times in the night when I move around since that causes the mask to leak, but at least I’m starting to get more used to it.

Most nights I get frustrated with the mask sometime in the middle of the night, but last night it never got to that point.

I will keep trying and remind myself that I really should be wearing it every night.

I’m still not sure it’s doing anything for me.  I still feel tired a lot of days even if I wear it.  On days that I don’t wear it, I’m just as tired, but at least I slept through the night.

I see the pulmonoligist again on 12/13 so I will discuss all of it will her then.  Hopefully I can get off the machine sooner than later.


About nancykerins

I am a 38 year full time working mother of one doing my best to get healthy. I had lapband surgery in November of 2010 and then had a revision to the vertical gastric sleeve in February 2012. The purpose of this blog is a therapeutic tool for me to work out my feelings and write about what is going on during this experience. If I can help others through this blog, that is just a bonus.
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One Response to Finally made it through a whole night with my CPAP

  1. lappymeal says:

    My mother has a lot of trouble with her CPAP too, she takes it off in the middle of the night.
    Like you, she has borderline apnea. I wonder if it is related?

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