Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Perhaps a hiccup on the way.......

So, I have an new doctor on my case, a sleep specialist.  Most of the others, FP's, Cardiologist, EP, etc I know or know of..
The Sleep doctor was an unknown to me when I saw him a few weeks ago. He seemed fine, a bit free on metaphor in conversation, but there's a lot of that about.

I had the sleep study, results given to me by him a day later. Severe Sleep Apnea....could or could not be the cause of the cardiac issues. Time, and a CPAP therapy would tell the tale.

So 4 days ago I started. First night rough, second third and last night better, because of changes in pressures etc I made in the device. And orders to the company providing the machine.

Today I get a call from him, telling me that he and he alone would be in charge of my care, etc, etc.

Not the first time I've had a disagreement with a colleague.

And, like the others, we came to an agreement.


  1. Cpaps are lifesavers. Good luck, hope you can make it work for you.

  2. Hope the CPAP solves your problem. Good luck.

  3. I hope this helps... both my father and my father-in-law use cpaps and they seem to help them.

  4. Reminds me of telling my doctor, "I eat butter. Deal with it." You're on the right track, and your young man will be the better for it. Keep on keeping on.

  5. Glad you could come to an agreement. It's not always easy.

  6. Who knows but you may eventually become friends - especially once you're breathing easier.

    All the best for getting used to the setup.

  7. Hi Mike-I hope you are feeling better. Saw this on Twitter and thought of you. You've probably seen but just in case: us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c5f38a52a4d it is a letter Rachel Maddow read last night regarding Montana GOP's concerns that too much voter turnout favors dems.

  8. Good luck with it Mike. I sure hope this solves your health issues.


  9. Great cartoon. Good luck with the CPAP, Mike.

  10. The good news is that you can actually do something about Sleep Apnea. I know several people who love theirs.

    I also had to get a CPAP. I had trouble with it, and quit using it. The Sleep Specialist told me I had to try a different mask, or lose 20 pounds. I opted for the weight loss. I was totally surprised when the Apnea went away. I wish I could have adapted to the mask instead.

  11. Weight loss is slower but probably better than the machine.