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Preparing for Serious Illness Like COVID 19

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster Sleep Enthusiast

Here's a new chart for you Sierra, featuring all the truly important stuff! :)

Critical Data Related to COVID-19

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Sierra +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Patron

That one is pretty good with some accuracy too. The only thing missing is the length of the hair. I took my motorcycle for a ride the other day and was still able to get my helmet on, so it must not be too bad yet...

And if you like to figure out graphs here is challenge. This is our province of BC (most westerly province) explanation as to where the virus came from. I think they are basically blaming it on all the other provinces in Canada...

Genomic Tracing

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 25 days ago Original Poster Sleep Enthusiast

I saw a graph that seemed to indicate that the virus across large sections of the globe was all traced back to someone in Seattle.

Anyway surely the hair issue is way more important, unless you can afford a larger helmet, so I have found another graph that shows the true magnitude of the impact of this terrible virus!

DIY Haircuts!

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RebeccaR +0 points · about 1 month ago Support Team

hahah that is hilarious and very accurate!

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 2 days ago Original Poster Sleep Enthusiast

The most concerning set of numbers I have seen since this virus began, and not a chart in sight.

Coronavirus Antibody Study

It answers some questions and raises even more but perhaps the most urgent concern is what implications this will have for the development and effectiveness of a vaccine?

Just to put all of this back into a CPAP context, I had thought that we might have a reasonable window here in Australia before the virus got into the greater community. A chance to get some medical and technical stuff sorted (like trying out some new masks) with a minimal risk of exposure and, if that failed, then I had hoped that there would be more effective treatments in place later this year and a viable vaccine available early in the new year and that I could make my existing mask last until then.

All else failing I had assumed that, once the virus had gone through enough mutations, it would be less dangerous, but now it seems that most of those hopes and assumptions might be unfounded.

My mask is no longer working (don't ask) so there is some urgency to find a replacement.

How do I do that when it might not be safe to go into a Sleep clinic and look at some or try one or two for fit?

It looks like I will have to buy a new mask, unseen, untried and non-returnable.

Which mask would be a safe bet? Does anybody have suggestions or advice?

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KangarooTailStew +0 points · 1 day ago

Yeah I reckon things will get bad here soon. What's wrong with your old mask? Why get a different one? Can't you just get the same one again or buy some parts?

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 1 day ago Original Poster Sleep Enthusiast

You had to ask didn't you!

I guess it is relevant to the search for a new mask but it's so embarrassing!

The answer was foreshadowed in this old thread from a year or so back.

Size Matters

It never occurred to me at the time that my nose would become too large for even those large cushions but now they fall in, which wouldn't matter a great deal (other than being uncomfortable) if they fell in totally but only one side of each cushion falls in, which twists them sideways inside the nasal passage and, you guessed it, blocks both the hoses and the noses! :(

Feel free to laugh. I've turned the sound off! :P

Google, which usually has an answer for even the most difficult problems, was no comfort at all!

How Age Changes Our Appearance

So now, not only do I have to find a new mask urgently, but I have to find a new mask that will work with a ginormous nose!

To actually answer your question I am using a Nuance Nasal Pillows Mask with the largest cushions they provide. :(

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