I couldn't find any recent or open forums on cleaners so I will try a new one. I am looking at cleaners and the more I read the less I think they are for me. I also use oxygen with my BiPap because I have COPD.
The talk about ozone is pretty darned scary. But washing my tube, mask and humidifier tank with water makes no sense to me. If I am trying to eliminate germs and mold caused by the water then how does washing them in water or water and vinegar help when the hose doesn't dry after it's washed. That's water laying around in that hose. Has anybody figured out a safe, efficient and affordable way to actually sanitize their machine?
I guess everybody has just a accepted this as the new norm? Several years ago I would comment on the new and upcoming customer service reps and say it is scary to think that when I can't take care myself anymore these are the people who will take care of me. I had no idea how scary and how far that went. I didn't go to medical school so I shouldn't have to download OSCAR and read my own charts. Doctors, nurses (pretending to be doctors) and DME suppliers are being paid millions of dollars a day by Medicare and by me to read these numbers for me.
When I did my sleep study, I had a 70 on my AHI. I am now anywhere from 2.7 to 26.5 with a monthly average of 11.7. My doctor's response...it's lower than 70. Ya' think? So I can assume as long as I keep it below 70, I am doing good. Next comment of the year...he asked me what I think we should do. I really don't know, give me a chance to check with Dr. Google and I'll get back with you. I guess I just need to download OSCAR, read and learn. Sadly, my days of learning are gone.