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Friday, October 12, 2012

What an adventure! I was restless waiting to go at 8 pm last night. The time finally arrived to leave (only takes 5 or so minutes to get there LOL). Wagga Wagga is not a huge town to get around!

So off I went with my bag and everything on the list and checked in. Just sign here please and that is it! What about the print out of all my medications and the paperwork, I thought to myself! They might need it when we get to the room. No. Oh well, my medication in its original packaging - do you want to give it to me? I ask. No, that is OK you take it whenever! LOL. So much for packing all this 'required' stuff!

So I get into my pjs and watch a bit of TV, play words with friends on my phone. She will be back in 45 mins after the first patient is set up. Lovely young lady doing the set up. Oh and by the way did I want anything for breakfast? Kitchen is closed but she could rustle up cereal or toast. (Light breakfast was on the 'sheet' LOL). No thanks says I, but yes I would have a jug of water for during the night......little did I know at this point that it would not be an easy task to drink!

All wired up - head, face, chest, shins, feet and bands around my chest and waist, wires on each side of my mouth and in my nose, plus a little thing in front of my mouth! I need to go to the toilet (yes, I had already been when I arrived in the room!). So off I go all wired up to a trolley - same as if you have a drip. Back and plugged in. I need to take my tablets. Interesting getting the tablets in and drinking a little water to get them down! No drinks during the night I say to myself.

Into bed, a few little things after I am hooked up to the computer - blink your eyes, move your eyes from side to side etc. all good and now it is relax time. I watch a bit of TV and start dozing so turn it off and try to go to sleep. You wouldn't believe it, an hour or so later....need to go to the toilet! So unplug the black lead and off I go. No dramas, carrying all the wires. Back to bed, sleep again for a bit. Fiona (the lovely young girl looking after me) comes in to check a couple of wires. Back to sleep again, numb finger where oxygen thingy is on, sore back even though I had taken pain killers....

Morning came - 5.45 am, unwired and yes I could have a shower there or just get dressed. I opted for getting dressed, coming home and having a lovely shower in my shower, getting all the gunk out of my hair, heater on in the house, electric blanket on in the bed.....sleep until just after 9 am.

That is my adventure last night. Results un November. LOL

Quite painless experience and didn't need all the things on 'the list'.

No place like my own bed, still in it drinking coffee and sparking with Max asleep at the end of the bed.

Have a great day everyone. emoticon

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    I've done this 3 times myself - defintely no fun. BUT, having said that, my CPAP machine has made all the difference in the world. I still don't sleep great, but my sleep is so much better now. Good luck in whatever they find. If it takes a CPAP machine to fix the problem, don't let it get you down. Whatever makes you better is worth it!
    1920 days ago
    This does not sound like a lot of fun
    1920 days ago
    Thanks everyone. Results 16 November....unless something wrong and I am sure I will be contacted! LOL
    1921 days ago
    That does NOT sound like a fun night! Here, we can pay to rent a machine to monitor oxygen and such and basically do the test at home. Even though I have almost all the symptoms of sleep apnea, apparently my oxygen levels don't fluctuate at all, and I don't stop breathing. Good news, but it doesn't answer the question of why I'm always so bleeping tired! LOL emoticon
    1921 days ago
    .... and the results? Hope it is all positive.
    1921 days ago
    I've been through that and was surprised at how smooth it went. They seemed to know instantly that I would need a sleep apnea machine, although I was not a classic frequent-stop-breathing case like my friend who had over a hundred stoppages. I'm at a healthy BMI now and no longer use a machine. Hope you get some good and comforting news.
    1921 days ago
    I'm sure the results will be worth all the preparation. Look forward to hearing how everything turns out. emoticon
    1922 days ago
    glad it is all over Sandy.
    1922 days ago
    Its all over now Sandy. Time to relax and just wait for the results.

    emoticon Jenye.
    1922 days ago
    Hate those kind of nights! But now it is behind you.
    1922 days ago
    Quite the adventure! Hope it has good results.
    1922 days ago
  • DEEJON123
    hope all comes out alright, my husband used to call the IV pole his dancing partner! How can you make a joke out of something so horrible!? sick as he was, he could still muster up a smile .... Gee I miss him! Anyway, at least it's done and you are home again.
    Take care of yourself and have a wonderful weekend ... oh yeah, yours is 1/2 over now mine is just starting.
    1922 days ago
    Sounds harrowing! November is a long time to wait for results, be sure and share what you find out.
    1922 days ago
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