All this time and Probably not going to do it
on 10/15/19 8:38 am
I put in a lot of work into this but my surgeon is being very difficult with me over this sleep apnea issue. They will not give me a surgery date until I show improvement with the Sleep Apnea ( which I barely have btw). I worked with the home health company and to get a better mask as I cannot sleep with this stupid machine on and I was told it could take months to get adjusted... Sorry but I don't have months of sleepless nights to give to this... So, As a result, I may not do this. I don't really want to do it anyway
"I really don't want to do it anyway" - that's a telling statement! If you're not committed, it's not the right choice for you and maybe there is something out there that you will find that IS a solution for you. Good luck!
HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9
The surgeon would be putting themselves at risk of being sued if you have sleep apnea complications during surgery. You could end up with irregular heart rhythms, oxygen deficiency, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart attack or even death.
And it would be the surgeon's fault for operating without getting the apnea under control. The surgeon and the patient would be foolish to take that kind of risk.
It would not be legal to sign a document absolving the surgeon of any blame for those things happening.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
if you really want the surgery just do what you gotta do to get it...We all have to do the sleep apnea thing. Just lay in bed with the mask on for at least 4 hours a night even if you dont sleep and lie and say you did sleep. They cant tell the difference. Also you can make your own adjustments to your sleep settings by searching your cpap machine on youtube. Its super easy to get in to the settings and see what air pressure you feel most comfortable on. Once you get the surgery ditch the machine if you cant handle the cpap like I did. Losing weight is probably the best thing you can do for your sleep apnea anyways.
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Well I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea for 10 years and I am one of the ones who can not fall asleep with a CPAP on. I have horrible insomnia and I am a very sensitive sleeper. Nothing covering my face will allow me to fall asleep. So it was either continue to gain weight and just say "forget the surgery..this obviously wasn't meant to be because I can't sleep with a CPAP machine...or lie so I could get the surgery..lose 106lbs (thus far) and sleep like a baby almost 8 months after surgery with no CPAP machine. Not to mention my diabetes is now cured through diet with a 5.1 A1C. Or I could have been like the OP and told myself the surgery was obviously not for me since I can't use this sleep apnea machine to fall asleep and possibly be on dialysis by now...
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on 10/16/19 12:43 pm
Someone with untreated sleep apnea can be in serious danger of they go under anesthesia without a CPAP. I should know, hospital staff forgot to hook mine up and I nearly died be when they knocked me out.
This is a serious health risk and not worth lying about.
Well I never used my CPAP at home but i still brought it to the day of surgery..they wouldn't accept me without it. The OP would still have to bring their CPAP machine to the hospital as well. I checked in my CPAP and they handled it from there. Of course while in the hospital for 2 days after surgery I didn't sleep at all because of that CPAP machine.
Edit to say that the OP doesn't use their CPAP and most likely will not use it even after giving up on getting weight loss surgery.(after working so hard) I would think getting the surgery would be the better option over not getting the surgery considering by the OP's post that they have no plans to use the CPAP.
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