Wow…just wow…

August 11, 2008 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

Today I met with a new pulmonologist.  In anticipation of this appointment, I had requested the report for my sleep study that was done last October.  I’d read it and knew it wasn’t good.  There were something like 489 apnea episodes in about 3 hours and 15 minutes without cpap.  There was also something called (I think) the apnea-hypopnea index.  The nurse practitioner explained that 1-5 is normal, 5-15 is mild apnea, 15-30 is moderate, and anything over 30 is severe.  Mine was 182.  :-O 

Because of the former severity of my sleep apnea, they don’t want to do a sleep study now.  The doctor thinks when I get closer to 200 lbs, the apnea will be resolved.  Right now, though, the pressure feels too strong and I’m not feeling rested.  I will have an auto titration study done, where I will get a new machine that will have variable pressure throughout the night and they can determine what pressure I need now. 

I can’t believe how bad the sleep apnea was before.  That was a real eye-opener.  Thank God for my Lap Band!


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  • 1. GF  |  August 11, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Here’s hoping that with in the next 50 or so pounds, you can look forward to resolving this medical issue!!

    Another Lap Band Blessing 🙂


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Surgery date: 2.28.08
Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
Current weight: 262 lbs
Goal weight: 175 lbs
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