sleep apnea and surgery
on 8/28/12 8:13 am
However, it depends on what type of sleep apnea & the degree in which you have it.
Sleep apnea is also considered a comorbidity for insurance consideration.
The effect on surgery is making sure what settings are ready for you after surgery is over.
HW 302 lbs. SW 279.8 lbs. CW 193.8 lbs MFP Jarabacoagirl Preop diets 22.2 lbs, 1st month 21.2 lbs, 2nd month 14.6 lbs, 3rd month 11.2 lbs, 4th month 7 lbs, 5th month 7 lbs, 6th month 6.8 lbs, 7th month 5.2 lbs, 8th month 4.4 lbs 9 and 10th months slowed down didn't record exactly
108.2 lbs lost from highest weight!
(86.2 lbs of that was lost since surgery date)
At that visit, they did a chest X-Ray and a series of breathing test performed in something about the size of a phone booth. Those results were fine. However, since snoring was listed on my questionairre, he ordered a take home sleep test which I wore for 2 nights. This indicated severe sleep apnea, with an AHI of 29, and very loud snoring. Next was an overnight hospital CPAP titration test to determine the pressure levels for a CPAP machine. The scheduling of this took a few days, and another few days for the results to come back. Another visit to the Pulmonary Specialist, and I was fitted with a CPAP machine. I was required to be on the CPAP machine and show compliance for 3 weeks before he would sign my medical clearence.
I was told that each individual is different in how long it takes them to adjust to sleeping with the machine. Some patients take off the mask in the middle of the night. This adjustment period can be anywhere from a few days to several weeks. I accepted that I have severe sleep apnea, and that the machine was needed, and adjusted right away. My new AHI is 0.9 now. However, the Pulmonary Specialist and Bariatric Surgeon where at the same facility and had a set agreement of 3 weeks on the machine period.
That is how it delayed me. Someone already discussed the need for treating CPAP and how important it is.
on 8/28/12 4:47 pm