07 January 2011

Sleep Study Follow up, changed the ticker, and a couple days off

Tonight is my sleep study follow-up where I experience the treatment. Guess what? I'm having a bit of an anxiety attack. I could use some info from CPAP users letting me know what it's like. Freakin out a little here, but looking forward to treatment and not having days like yesterday where I slept almost all freakin day and was still exhausted at 9 pm.

I realized this morning that I hadn't updated my ticker for a bit. So that's current now> New low weight.

Because of my leg I haven't done any exercise the last coupla days but I'm going to the gym to at least  do treads today. Hopefully it'll work off some of this anxiety.


  1. Will they let me come with you to spoon you? You know I would!

  2. Have no advice but hope that it goes well.

  3. working of anxiety is a good choice!
    and good job on the new weight!!!
    Hope you have a great day

    love and light

  4. congrats on the new low weight!

    What to expect with the C-Pap.. it does take some getting used to. There are a couple of different masks to use. I am claustrophobic and was very nervous about it. The mask is a bit like an oxygen mask, with a few more hoses coming out of it, and there are straps that go around your head... instead of going over your mouth it just goes over your nose.

    There is also one that just has two little nostril tubes that just go under your nose and not really a mask. I was sure that was the one I would feel more comfortable with.. guess what? The other one works for me.

    I had to work my way up to using it all night.. the first couple weeks I could only do a couple hours before I would wake up in a panic. After that I am fine now.

    It's a PITA... but it will make a huge difference with your energy levels. Once you get used to it, it's not really so bad. Not sexy.. but it's vital if you have sleep apnea.

    When I get down 50 pounds, I'm going in for another sleep study and am hoping I can get rid of the thing! Good luck!

  5. Sorry to hear about your anxiety... Good luck tonight, I hope it all goes smooth and it'll be over before you know it!

    58 pounds? Wow! That's awesome!

    Good for you going to walk off that anxiety!

  6. I agree with Jacqui. I don't like it but I deal with it because it helps me so much. I have pictures of me with it on my blog under W.I.D.T.H. in case you wanted to see. Let me know if you have specific questions

  7. Hi there! Just wanted to stop in and say thanks for coming by! Congratulations on your new low (well, weight loss low, not swimming in the bottom of a tequila bottle low)!

    I have massive anxiety issues, so I think it's great that you're working it off by doing something productive! That's definitely one of my goals for this year!

  8. Joe had a sleep study done in October and got fit with the mask the week of my surgery. He's only 160, but something about his airways makes him have sleep apnea.

    Anyway, it wasn't particularly comfortable - a lot of wires, etc. But you'll be so tired you'll try to sleep anyway. They'll get their data, they may hoook up up to a machine that night to see if you do better, and then you'll go home.

    Then you get to be Darth Vadar at night.

    It's a good thing because you won't look nearly as silly with a cape on now. :)

  9. My hubby has been suing his for 7 years. It has worked wonders for his overall health and stamina. Like others said: takes some getting used to, but is worth it. We do call him Darth Vader. All the granbdbabies love to try to wear it, too.

  10. What a way to start the New Year -- with a new low weight! Hat's off to you. Amazing. Been reading some of your past posts and you've been kicking some butt (mystery back pain aside). Keep on rocking in the New Year, Lainie Panie!

  11. Ground Control to Major Tom...oops, sorry that's supposed to be Mandy. I'm too late to give my opinion, but if you can't get used to a mask, try another. I like the one that goes over my nose and found it quite easy to get used to. Hubby has the one that blows up the nose and I feel like...hmmm....you know what a dog gets like when you blow in its face? That's what I feel like. I couldn't take that mask at all. Good luck. You will be happy - trust me.

  12. I just remembered why it's good to take a walk for me.
    Oh yeah, the anxiety! Thanks for the reminder!


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