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thegreatgrampa

thegreatgrampa
Joined Mar 2019
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USA

thegreatgrampa
Joined Mar 2019
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USA

Ruby asks: There is a big issue with people not adhering to treatment options. There seems to be some forward movement in using home software to know what is going on while you sleep but many people don't get to that stage. They quit before they see any benefit from treatment. This forum is great in helping with actual readings of reports but it seems like there are a lot of people who are slipping through the cracks. I'm just looking to see if there is a way to help more people. Thanks!


My biggest concern is the very fact that people do quit before ever reaching out to a forum. It's important for them to have someone to reach out to, as nothing is natural about a CPAP machine or OSA. As Sierra said, the masks can be the biggest issue and obstacle and at a very high cost. BonJour said it best. The medical doctors in my experience offer very little help, and seem to think if you are <5.00, everything is fantastic. The DME's, just like the doctor, have so many clients and rarely can answer an intelligent answer about your problem. One actually told me they had over 1000 patients and she just don't have the time to look at charts. After 4 DME's with that type of thinking I chose to fly solo. Thank God the forums were there and I seen hope every day from people having problems just like me. If I wouldn't have the forums there is no doubt I would be one of the 50% who would have given up.

The question is, how do we reach out to these people and bring them in to a forum before they quit and possibly suffer major diseases attributed from sleep apnea?