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And a month in...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Well, I've been living with those two things I discovered - an injury to my Achilles hell and having sleep apnea - for a month now. Great success on one front, not so much on the other.

As per usual in my life, the one I thought would be more difficult - the heel injury - has proven to be the easiest to deal with. I've had simple silicone heel inserts in my shoes for the past month and it has done wonders in decreasing the pan, which I would rate at about a 2/10 (it was a 10/10 before), so an incredible difference.

After my experience - and deep sleep - at the hospital, I thought the sleep apnea would be an easy fix. Get the machine, and sleep on. Not so much. The machine itself is keeping me awake, and is also keeping my husband awake. I'm going back to the technologist this week to see if I can try another machine, or adjust this one to make less noise. I only see the specialist in August, so I have time to try another machine before then.

Aside from, both my men (husband and son) have had injuries of late and so I've been on a bit of a pause as well, having no transportation or company for outings and exercise. My husband broke his collarbone while biking, and my son got a serious ankle sprain playing beach volleyball (someone fell on him). He's been on crutches for three weeks (another week to go) and so has not been able to work. But the resilience and fearlessness of a teenager means he's attending a festival for Canada Day week-end. I wish I had more of those qualities myself!

Life goes on, though, and I am now in consideration of the second half of the year -- already here! I have only one goal, as I tend to get lost in the plethora of goals I can create. I do have *a lot* of work to do LOL! SO my one goal is to incorporate cardio in my day, every day.

I look forward to catching up and reading how everyone else is doing! And for my fellow Canadians, happy Canada Day week-end!
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    Agreed... a lot to deal with. The machines are noisy. I suspect that the noise all night is affecting my hearing. My DD sleeps with earplugs and I'm thinking I'll try that. I think both DD and DH had to start slowly and try and increase the amount of time with the machine so don't be too hard on yourself. Love my inserts for my shoes. Summer means crocks and berkenstocks but I have to be careful not to use them long before going back to my shoes with inserts or the pain starts up again. I'm trying for daily exercise too. So many things and after a while they are just "normal". Have to run, but hugs D. You can do this!
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    Wow! It sounds like you have a lot on your plate these days! I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and began using a CPAP in May and am coming up on 2 months of use. Before you go back for your appointment, I highly recommend you stop by There is a wealth of information there about sleep apnea and CPAP treatment. As a nurse, I always recommend my patients go fully armed with information and specific questions ad requests to their appointments! One of the most important things is to ask for a full data capable machine., One that will allow you, with the use of software, to monitor your own therapy. I have a ResMed S9 Elite which allows this. I use straight CPAP,, which is what this machine does. It is a quiet machine and has been easy to get used to. There is software from ResMed that you can get and there is also freeware called SleepyHead that I like even better. Head on over to that forum and read up before your appointment! :) Good luck! And enjoy your Canada Day weekend :)
    1754 days ago
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