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Biguglygremlin

Biguglygremlin
Joined Nov 2018
Bio

Male aged 60+

Overweight

Very Severe Apnea

CPAP user since June 2014

Resmed 9

Pressure <12>

Nasal Pillows

Philips Nuance

RLS PLMD PTSD CFS RBD

Australia

Biguglygremlin
Joined Nov 2018
Bio

Male aged 60+

Overweight

Very Severe Apnea

CPAP user since June 2014

Resmed 9

Pressure <12>

Nasal Pillows

Philips Nuance

RLS PLMD PTSD CFS RBD

Australia

Ok, I get it, who doesn't suffer from time to time with these things, right?

Well folks, although it may apply to me, for a change I wasn't talking about myself.

In fact I'm not talking about people at all.

I'm talking about the dwindling health of the myapnea.org Forum.

Yet, as with all things in my twisted reality, there is a connection.

Many of the people who visit this forum have dwindling health.

If the symptoms are the same might it not be the case that the solutions could also be the same?

What are the solutions?

Well once the medical and technical issues have been addressed as effectively as possible there is still a lot of scope for improvement in attitude, outlook and lifestyle.

We are constantly being encouraged to focus on the positives and rise above the negatives.

There is a general consensus that humour is good for us.

It would seem that learning new things and expanding our horizons is good for us.

There is a growing awareness that positive elements linked to our past (memories, faces, music etc) can help revitalise the mind.

We all understand the importance of staying active.

I didn't start this thread to discuss how individuals could or should change these things but could they be applied to this forum?

Can't this forum apply the same concepts and be revitalised in the same way?

I understand that there is an entire structure that is Myapnea.org but I, personally, have rarely ventured beyond this forum so are there aspects or options that could be better connected or even inserted in some way into the forum environment?

I'm not sure of the proper designation for the management team for this forum but they have the opportunity and perhaps the obligation to maintain some level of input into this forum, for the purposes of protection and direction, so could they have a more positive influence over time?

When the future is uncertain and it's hard to find enough positives in the moment many old folk go back to fond memories and significant events in the past. Is there a way that this forum could do that?

Perhaps the folk managing the forum could pick discussions from the past that they deem meaningful or significant and remove the locks.

Of course there is also the option of direct intervention on their part by launching topics themselves, specifically to encourage positive and stimulating participation.

Oh, btw, don't forget the pictures ... and music ..... and colourful borders. :)

I have three chinstraps. Each a staunch friend and ally in my various battles.

Initially I was content to face my many adventures without allies but over time I found that I would come limping back to reality with a parched mouth and a serious hangover so I went in search of friends.

The first one was a single strap version and would disengage and leave the battle with the least provocation.

The second one was a bit more determined with two straps and the kind of tenacity I needed in an ally but it did nothing to enable my mask to stay in place during the long hours of darkness.

The third one was like a knight in full armour. Double reinforced tough and almost undefeatable in battle.

There was an added bonus too. It made me feel like royalty! After all didn't the man in the iron mask have royal blood?

Of course the downside of all that surplus armour is the endless itching and discomfort but that's part of the adventure right?

Unfortunately I have a skin condition which periodically feels like I have spilled acid on my face and chin. A serious distraction from the purpose of all that gear.

Last night I had another exciting dream. All fangs and claws. So I dragged myself out of bed and waited for the monster to fade off into the distance.

In the meantime I mowed off my hair and plastered cortizone all over my face, then found that my best friend, Courage, had packed his bags and gone on holiday. Seems like he wanted to find his own dragons and monsters to slay.

I can tell you I was rather put out with him deserting me in the early hours of the morning like that but I rallied my allies and decided that I would dig my old chinstrap out of it's crypt and equip it for battle once more.

Well the plan, born of desperation and lack of sleep, seemed like a good idea at the time but I had forgotten about the endless leaks and so I endured many hours of oxygen deprivation and the resulting consequences, feeling like I had spent the night on the rack.

Eventually dawn arrived and my oldest ally, Courage, returned so I was able to equip the iron mask and venture back into battle.

Who knew that a simple chin strap could be so much fun!