Thank you all! Yeah my little guy is actually quite mischievous and suffers from selective hearing LOL. However, he reminded me of how in-tune our pets can be with our own habits and daily routines. He earned a treat that night!
In honor of National Pet Day, I wanted to share something that my dog did for me a few days ago. My dog (Basenji/Jack Russell Mix) has learned my evening Cpap routine. He stays by my side and cuddles until I grab my Resmed Airfit F20. Thats when he knows he needs to head under the blanket and give dad his space to put the mask on, power the Airsense 10, and shut my engines down for the night. In the mornings he doesn’t get near me until he hears the velcro from my undoing the mask. This has been our routine for the past year.
Two days ago I fell asleep with my mask in my hand and not on my face. My buddy must have heard me gasping for air because I woke up to him pawing at my face. Our eyes connected and he was telling me I had forgotten something. Without breaking my own gaze I put my mask on and under the blanket he went.
For anyone acclimating to Cpap therapy, hang in there! For any pet owners out there: Be good to your fur babies! You have their support as well!
Thank you both! Those were my suspicions as well. @Wiredgeorge you’re absolutely spot on about throwing some aerobics in the mix. I don’t do enough but will select some days to add it in
Apologies if this has been covered but I'm seeking firsthand experience from active weightlifters (or exercise enthusiasts!) with OSA. Upon my diagnosis, my resp. therapist told me that any exercise that builds the upper chest or trapezius ("traps") will worsen my OSA. I understand building muscles around the neck will in fact do that - no disputes here. But I am curious to see if anyone else got similar advice? If so, how have you changed your routines? The trap muscles are engaged in a variety of exercises - does this mean those exercises have to go as well? Would love some perspective!
@Wiredgeorge please disregard - I got it settled. Thank you!
Thank you, wiredgeorge. Do you have a brand preference though? Resmed claims I should use their card but I think any brand would work?
I apologize if this has been covered - I searched the forum and couldn't find an exact answer. Can anyone shed some light on what brand/size SD card they're using? I have the Airsense 10 autoset and naturally ResMed is saying to buy their sd card in lieu of one from say Target/Walmart. I don't think it's necessary to use their brand sd card but I also don't want to be wrong and screw up my $600 investment (I had to go out of pocket). Any guidance is much appreciated! Thank you in advance!
I'm Jay from California and was just recently diagnosed with severe OSA about two weeks ago. After trying an Airsense 10 from Kaiser for one week, I absolutely fell in love with the results it produced and bought my own unit (same one). While my diagnosis was a bummer I've been very proactive with my treatment and staying optimistic. I am grateful to have found this community and hope to learn all I can during this transition and beyond. Thank you all in advance!