The almost true exploits of an intrepid spinster and her stitching...and all of the things that make up her crazy, happy, quiet little life.
Good luck with your appointment today! I am thinking positive thoughts for you.
I'll be thinking of you, Coni!!xxx
Cpaps really aren't that bad and they can save your life. Think of all that wonderful stitching you might miss. Who knows what wonderful new patterns are just around the corner.
I sometimes think aging and illness is an endurance test that there's no way to 'win'... >:(
Coni your quality of sleep will improve as will your daytime energy and alertness. Translation: more quality stitching time! And there are many different types of masks available these days. However none are what we could call a fashion acessory!
I know someone who got a c-pap machine and they can't say enough good things about it. Hope you get a good sleep tonight!
Hi Coni,Hubby needed a c pap machine and it improved both our sleep patterns:) He would fall asleep in his chair almost as soon as he got up and had his coffee. He could sleep holding his coffee cup and never spill a drop.
Coni, with all your other health concerns, let me assure you that you can handle a CPAP with ease. When I first got mine nearly 20 years ago I was advised that some people start out with just a few hours per night and increase the time weekly. I didn't care for that idea and vowed that if I was going to use it, then I was going to use it! And I've been wearing it all night from the very first night! (Of course, not if I'm stuffy. I prefer being able to breathe, period lol). There have been great improvements over time, too, and you don't have to have your face covered as much. There are nasal pillows and, what I'm using now, a simple little cushion that rests below the nose. The main drawback, and though I'd never call myself vain, is that the headgear can do a number on your hair. But you can work with that! You got this!
So many improvements over the old CPAPs.. praying that if necessary, you will be given the most comfortable, convenient, and effective model.. the combination of easy breathing and restorative sleep will invigorate you formore creative stitching.. Go for it.
I can vouch that sleep studies are no fun...but, I am so thankful for my cpap. I sleep so much better now...go for it...you can do it!
Sending prayers, Coni. ♥ Cathryn
My CPAP is my best friend.
I love my CPAP. I worried at first that I'd be tethered to the thing and I would be old & unsexy. Then I used it. Had the best sleep in years. Now, whenever I put it on, I relax immediately. It's like a comfortable friend that calms me down and gives me restful sleep. I've used it every night for over 10 years (except for the 5 days that I was without power following a windstorm) and have never had a regret. If you need one, using it will be a pleasure. And, don't give up if the first mask doesn't work for you. There are lots of alternatives. Good sleep for all!
I fought getting a sleep study too. My husband has had a CPAP for years and even though I knew the difference it made in his life, the thought of both of us on one (no matter our age) was upsetting. However when you are in so much trouble at work for falling asleep on the job you do what you have to do. I have to agree with the others here -- what a difference it makes. Now we joke that it is time to go to bed and plug in. It does mess my hair but everyone is right - there are so many masks and ways to more comfortable than ever. I use little flannel covers on the straps so I don't have marks on my face and one of the pillows someone else mentioned. Will be thinking of you!
And on a brighter note, to make your weekend much better, who is driving the pace car on Sunday at the Indy 500??? Who??? Who??? Who??? Enjoy.
I'm just starting with my machine, but I'm sure I'll get used to it pretty quick. The unit I got is small and quiet and the headgear isn't as bulky as I thought it would. It's nothing like the unit a friend of mine got 15 years ago.