Sunday, July 25, 2021

CPAP Recall and The Unheard

 The first time I heard about Sleep Apnea was on ICU Rounds with Dr. Jason Kelly.

Nurses were invited to participate and we really did have a Great Relationship that, in turn,

Benefited our Patients.

Jason described as “Pickwickian”. After the Charles Dickens character.

Below a perfect resource:

https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/resources/obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome.pdf

Eventually at some point I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea.

I stop breathing while asleep.

So I was fitted with a Positive Pressure Breathing Device known as CPAP.

My Health, Sleep, Mood all impressed.

That was Years ago.

Everything was settled,

Until Phillips Recalled their CPAP machines.

Pieces of foam can be breathed in by me.

Don’t use the machine the warning went out on social media weeks before my Sleep office knew.

 The silence of Media is an insult to  the Millions of Patients affected.

Millions of people without ability to replace an essential piece of equipment.

I got my new Res Med machine and last night I slept 7 blissful hours.


Before tonight, Before Restarting  CPAP 
My sleep never more than 5 hours.







Thursday, July 22, 2021

#Gadolinium Yeah, it’s toxic

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Misinformation

 

Monday, July 19, 2021

CPAP Channel from a Land Down Under


Great Channel!






My Comments:

 Excellent Reenactment of an actual phone call to the help line 😍 

About Resmed. Yup, they’re Good. Wish I had never seen a Phillips machine.

Resmed worked better for me. About Recall-shoddy, shady and DME Providers Evasive. Thought I could live without CPAP. 

Recalled device? After 13 months paid by USA Medicare, I owned it. I threw it away. I do not want something that might cause me harm.Talked to Doctor. Have lost 40 pounds. Turns out I’m not doing ok. So I called DME provider who gave me a hard time and told me to call Phillips. That’s when the conversation became unpleasant. I called Medicare and she said My DME provider Has to offer a Replacement (they have a Resmed 10 on their retail side-about $700). The DME person had said Medicare would deny because 5 year rule. I have Blue Cross supplement and the woman there is working it out. How many more like me? Millions. Res med is looking awfully good. Thanks for heads up on error codes. Believe me when I say that’s their Liability coverage and probably satisfies a regulatory requirement. If someone’s CPAP was too old and broke down, a lawyer and regulators would be on them. Why is Phillips not suffering? Doing More? Problem is, off CPAP, my brain really is unhappy. I’m concerned about others. Thank you πŸ™πŸΌ 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021

I’m Late ⏰

 How many times have been late, lately?

I’m late posting to my Blog Haven and I’ll blame it on an outdated chip in our 

Satellite thingey 😯

Here’s a photo I had to wait until the Sun was shining on her…

Happy Thursday 😎