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2/9/13 10:53 P

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Cool it is fun to find people who know those wide spots in the road. I was twelve, I think the last time I went to Kansas with my parents. I want to find the Jennings cemetery. There were five generations of my relatives buried there. I was always going to send dad back there. Thank goodness he had more sense than me and had plots bought locally. Still, in my heart I know his heaven is farming with a team of horses in Kansas with good weather. The last week of his life (age 92) he was happily doing just that. I loved listening to him. He pretty much was not aware of me, but his faith and his dreams were incredible. He happily greeted deceased friends and relatives too. How can I not believe.

I am going to have to look up Proverbs31. I never did memorize any verses.



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2/8/13 8:00 A

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Got to look all those up on my map this morning. Oberlin I had heard of, but wasn't sure where exactly, and it is close to Jennings. Formoso is almost exactly straight north and a bit west of me... And close enough to spot into Nebraska if the wind conditions were right! emoticon

I don't know about all car models but seems recently the various SUV & Crossover types of vehicles that we have rented very often have 2-5 "power ports" in addition to, or maybe instead of? cigarette lighters - essentially same thing, but without the burners inside.

Hope your travels go well!

Julia


Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,235
2/7/13 10:09 P

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This is a local Biggest Loser challenge. I lost another four pounds too. It ends in May. I want to drive to Kansas in June to retrace my father's route when he moved to Oregon from Kansas during the dust bowl. I am writing a fiction loosely based on his experiences and I need pictures and a feeling for what it was like for them. I also want to smell mountain air so I can describe it.

I have a friend that lives in Formoso so I will visit her. But the drive back from Jennings and Oberlin is when the exploration and writing will start.

Thanks for the heads up about the cigarette lighter. I never thought about that during power outages. I was just planning on sleeping on an incline if the power ever went out. So it will pay doubly to have that as a back up and for traveling.



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PROVERBS31JULIA's Photo PROVERBS31JULIA Posts: 2,050
2/5/13 12:50 P

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When are you coming to Kansas? I dont know if the Biggest Loser will be in Kansas - I've never watched the show.

But my husband has used a DC to AC converter in his suv cig lighter to plug an extension cord in, and ran cord into the house to power his cpap on nights when power went out (thunderstorms and such.). And that was with his humidifier. We haven't had power outage since I got mine in October or November so don't know if the extension cord can handle two cpap machines. Guess we will know more later!

Hope that helps with your traveling plans!!

Julia

Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,235
1/20/13 12:51 A

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It would be nice if the machine took up less table space. My humidifier completely detaches and I can travel with the machine only which is small and light weight, but I like the whole thing with me. When, I win the Biggest Loser challenge, I am driving to Kansas and plan to sleep in the Blazer, so I am going to need an adapter for the cigarette lighter. I wonder if that drains the battery too much. I plan to stay in KOA type campgrounds because I want to take my dog with me. We will need an occasional motel for showers etc. but, I want to rough it to experience a little of what the family went through moving to Oregon for my story. I was hoping to just use tent spaces in the KOAs and not the RV hookups.



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1/18/13 2:12 P

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Yes CATHY that's the one. I know how to post links but I admit I was too lazy to look it up online. LOL

You get a LOT of CPAP for a relatively "small" amount of $$. I like this one as much as the one provided by my DME which was a LOT more money. I'm still paying off my original for another few months until it becomes "mine" but this little thing is great. For half the footprint of my original. It was genius stacking the machine over the humidifier IMHO.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing all the while expecting different results.

Timing has a lot to do with the success of a rain dance.



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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,235
1/18/13 2:19 A

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sourceforge.net/projects/sleepyhead
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www,cpap.com

One of these days, I will teach you how to do the hyper link with a two button click. LOL I used to copy the addresses out on paper then type them into the add a link button. I did that for three years on SP. Now that I know how to do it quickly, I like to show off my new talent.

PS: this is what I get for showing off. The first link is good so I won't erase it, but it was for another thread. Here is the one I was trying to do. www.cpapsupplyusa.com/DV53D-HH-DeVil
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ss-Standard-Plus-with-Humidifier.aspx?


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1/17/13 12:56 P

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All I did was contact CPAP supply USA and sent them my RX. If the machine won't accommodate your prescription they won't fill it for you. Also you can call them and either their sales ppl or their techs can help you.There are lots of online suppliers, but this is the only one I've used.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing all the while expecting different results.

Timing has a lot to do with the success of a rain dance.



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PLUSNOMORE5 Posts: 5,104
1/17/13 11:52 A

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Thank you for the information. I will give it to my Dr.

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1/16/13 10:16 P

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I got one really cheap (like 300 bucks) CPAP and I couldn't use it. It was awful and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. There was no expiratory relief so I had to work so HARD to exhale that I couldn't sleep at all. I found I had to exhale out of my mouth to fully empty my lungs (I use nasal pillows). It was actually kind of scary.

So I bought a DeVilbiss Intellipap Standard Plus with SmartFlex and Humidifier for $470 total. It has the tubing and the humidifier, filters, everything you need but your mask. All my Phillips Respironics stuff fits just fine. I really like this machine every bit as well as I like my pricy Respironics Remstar Plus C-Flex yadda yadda. It's quiet, small enough, it stacks on top of the humidifier so you don't need as much room on a table. I highly recommend it. It's good enough to be a regular daily use CPAP IMHO.

http://www.cpapsupplyusa.com/DV53D-HH-De
Vilbiss-Standard-Plus-with-Humidifier.
aspx?affid=googlebase&gclid=CK2R5au17r
QCFeiPPAodhFcArA

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing all the while expecting different results.

Timing has a lot to do with the success of a rain dance.



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PLUSNOMORE5 Posts: 5,104
1/16/13 8:33 P

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What is the brand name of your travel CPap machine?

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1/16/13 1:58 A

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Sorry. I just bought a small travel CPAP. It was about $500, has a humidifier, is small and has a really small footprint.

(oddly for some reason this question didn't make it to my mailbox...thanks Cathy for emailing me).

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing all the while expecting different results.

Timing has a lot to do with the success of a rain dance.



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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,235
1/16/13 12:05 A

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Hopefully the patient will use the machine they are familiar with. The different adapters and converters are what is tricky and research will be needed to get the right kind. The patient does not want to blow out their machine with too much power.



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PLUSNOMORE5 Posts: 5,104
1/15/13 2:22 P

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The person traveling is another patient of the Sleep Dr. I travel with mine but prefer to stay in America. He thought if I asked, someone might have used a lighter product for traveling.
Thank you for your comments.

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1/14/13 9:33 P

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www.cpapsupplyusa.com/cpap-machines/
re
ntal-machines.aspx


www.cpap.com/cpap-machines.php

You will have to get Tex's input. She used a travel machine.

My advice is to use the machine you are familiar with and to research what type of adapter you will need for the countries you are visiting. You may need more than one.
www.amazon.com/10-European-Adapter-A
da
ptor-Converter/dp/B0012IY41U


goeurope.about.com/cs/electricity/l/
bl
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Best of luck.



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1/14/13 7:08 P

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Rent? Wow. Good idea, actually. We have always taken ours with us, but we've never gone overseas with a cpap machine - previous trips were BC - Before CPAP.

You m may have to check with a local medical supply house (if you live in a place that is maybe 100,000 population and up, maybe smaller towns?). I know we recently had an issue with my husband's machine and so Apria gave us a loaner machine - but they could not give him the humidifier because of sanitation laws (they were assuming he would use his own mask & hose.).

Depending on where you are going and how good the water supply is, you might be able to just detach your humidifier component and just take your main machine? I don't know all the models everyone has. But my DH and I have similar models - mine is REMstar Respironics by Phillips and I think DH is ResMed? But they both are about 8-9" at widest with the two components attached... So if we took the tank off and left it at home, it would be literally half the size.

You said you were going to Europe, so hopefully you could get decent water if you did take one with humidifier. I have thought that If I were going back to Egypt (neither of us were on CPAP when we went back then, 12 years ago), I'd likely NOT take humidifier with me... water cleanliness just was nearly impossible to guarantee, even bottled water. I had a water filter that supposedly got 99.9% and we still struggled with digestive system. It's already pretty hot even in fancy hotel. I don't know if humidifier would cook hot enough to kill the cooties... Eh oh!

Hope you can find out something? How much time before you leave?



Edited by: PROVERBS31JULIA at: 1/14/2013 (19:10)
Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
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1/14/13 6:29 P

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Is there a smaller cpap machine available to rent for someone who is going to travel to Europe for 10 days? I told my sleep Dr. today about this site and he said to ask for a patient he has. Anyone know?

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