I took the c-pap stuff back to the supplier yesterday, and they have changed me to a very soft nasal “plug” that doesn’t have nearly as much strapping all over my face as the nasal mask did. I slept 6 straight hours, without getting up at all. I can’t remember how long it’s been since I did that. It’s not perfect, as my nostrils were sore this morning, and I can still feel the thing, even hours after it has been out. I’ve always had this odd thing where I could “feel” a hat long after I had taken it off, and this canula is doing the same thing.
I have hope now that I will adjust. The frustration I was feeling with the other face mask was really wearing me out. It’s a good thing I don’t cuss! LOL
I’m calling the Gastroenterologist today, as I want the colonoscopy for my peace of mind. I’m still not satisfied with my elimination situation. We took our kittens to the vet this morning, and I got light headed and had to sit down quickly, because we were standing, waiting for the vet to come in our treatment room. I blame that on my tummy, as I felt better after I excused myself and used their facilities.
I’ve started going out in our yard and working just as soon as it’s daylight, as it’s just too hot later on in the morning. So, my exercise routine is back on track, with walking and Tai Chi every day, plus working for a little while in the yard. By the time I come in around 7:00AM I’m drenched in sweat.
I’m definitely going to have to get my Neurologist to prescribe something to stop this excessive crying I’m doing. I broke out in blubbering at the c-pap office, trying to tell the tech how frustrated I was trying to adjust to the mask. I have learned that this is called emotional lability (more recently called Pseudobulbar affect), and it is a PD side effect. He doesn’t want to change my meds until I get the cpap and elimination situations settled, and that makes sense.
So, some things seem to be getting better, and others aren’t.