Here, I am! and Welcome to the team. Yes, after four days in the hospital they decided it wasn't a heart attack, but sleep apnea that stressed my heart. It took two months to recover. Sleep apnea kills. Thank goodness you only had a scare like me and nothing permanent.
Back in the dark ages when the masks were rigid, I couldn't get a good fit and woke with kitty whiskers and a permanent dent in my forehead. I threw the mask off several times every night, but when I woke I slapped it back on. I also drug my machine onto the floor. I would fix that too. I was so totally faithful, because the cpap despite the discomfort and reshaping of my face and the wrestling with it helped me to wake feeling like a new person.
It took me 6months, five different masks and a chin strap before I finally could sleep through the night w/o ripping it off in my sleep. I have been a faithful user for 10 years. I lost 50 pounds and got to turn my pressure down. That was real exciting. So, Hang in here with us and keep describing your issues and we will try to find resources for you or answer from our own experience or just commiserate.
Best wishes toward you finding the wonderful success that we have found.
Edited by: GRAMMACATHY at: 1/18/2013 (01:55)
| Pounds lost: 8.0