CATHY that's a perfect analogy about the underwire bra. Most ppl wouldn't say they were going to give up bra wearing if it hurts. They'd find a bra that fits. And a good fitting bra that feels good is FABULOUS (take it from a large chested mama!!)
The apnea surgery reminds me a lot of the lap band. You go through a major surgery which seems to work at first but then after a while you STILL have to go on a diet because it wasn't a magic bullet.
ANOTHER THOUGHT. WHen you get a mask, sit in a chair/couch, watch TV or read w/ it on and blowing during the day. Not when you're trying to sleep for the first couple of days. The TV or book will somewhat distract you, and you can get used to it that way. Start w/ maybe 15 minutes and work up to longer and longer times. Eventually you will be semi-oblivious to it and you then can try it at night. I'm about 4 months into using mine and sometimes I still take it off when I'm half asleep because it bothers me. But I do it less and less. It doesn't have to be an all at once kind of thing. Ease into it.
But do be aware that your insurance might ask for your data (scandisk that you send in) because they understandably aren't going to pay for it if you don't actually USE it. So don't take TOO long trying to get used to it!
Edited by: BIGHAIRTEXAN at: 10/22/2012 (21:33)
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