I think it was about 2 years ago that I first wrote about being tested for sleep apnea. The test results confirmed what we already suspected – my sleep was being interrupted by periods of no breathing. I’m told that this is a bad thing. It causes problems in a few areas:
So the test clearly showed that I have sleep apnea. Then what? Well… there are basically 3 options:
Of the three solutions, losing weight seemed the most sensible. I told my doctor that I was not interested in wearing the Darth Vader mask, and surgery really is a last case scenario. That left losing weight, something that would have a positive effect on a few of my ever-growing health concerns.
That was 2 years ago. I think I’m probably exactly the same weight now as I was then. Which probably explains why my sleep apnea is just as bad today as it was then. So when the Dr suggested that I call the company who had done the testing 2 years ago and see about getting the CPAP device, I really didn’t have much to say except “OK…”
It was time to make the call…