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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

What has toilet paper got to do with Apnea you ask?

Well I suppose it could be used under the mask to limit perspiration and mask marks.

It could be used to muffle the sound of leaking air.

It could be wound around the hose to facilitate climate control.

Or, better yet, it could be used to start a pointless discussion in an Apnea forum!

"The times, they are a-changin" There are way too many songs jumbled up in my head.

I tore off my mask this morning (Saturday) and made myself vaguely presentable.

Then I drove to the nearest Coles supermarket and waited patiently for them to open.

Despite being there way before anybody I allowed an appropriate number of over-wound shoppers, armed with trolleys, to push in and made my way, along with everybody else, to the toilet paper isle, only to find it empty.

I represent a family of 7 so there is some imperative to find a dependable supply.

We have done the usual online orders and everything was delivered, except the toilet paper.

So I'm back home now and a bit perplexed.

I spent the first decade or so of my life using newspaper in the outback dunny and grass or leaves or bark or ferns in the bush but I'm not keen to go back to that and I doubt that the rest of the family, or our modern toilet systems, would cope.

So how did we get to this point?

Although Australia has copped a lot of flack over the toilet paper issue we are certainly not alone.

It is not an issue that I have observed in this community before so I'm still trying to understand.

What processes initiate panic buying, if that is truly the right word for it, and how is it stabilised?