I wish I had a happy post. I wish things were going better. I have been posting less and less because I haven't had anything good to say really. I am in a rough patch. It happens every few years. I will rise from the ashes again soon, I am sure. I always manage to do so.
Other than my attitude, things here are good. My health is really concerning me. I am angry for treating my body so badly. I am sad that getting better, healthier takes so much effort and time. I would love some instant results please.
BUT, I am ok. We are ok. You're ok. Wait, I think I have that book around here somewhere. A garage sale find.
My sleep study results were cruddy. I stopped breathing 187 times in 5 and a half hours. My O2 saturation went into the low 70s multiple times an hour. I am heading back to the sleep center tonight for another night hooked up. This time they add the CPAP machine and adjust it while I am sleeping until it is enough pressure to keep my airway open.
Many people claim that CPAP is a miracle. It is life changing. Vast improvements in mood and health.
I hope so. My depression has recently required a med change, I feel terrible all the time, I have a hard time staying awake in the daytime.
Arriving to find the room this nice was a great surprise.
They request clean hair with no product in it. Hence my carrot top hair-do.
The nurse connected 15 leads on my head, including three on my chin, which I HATED. Two more leads on my chest, one on my neck, and one on each leg. Then she added a pulse oxymeter to one finger and a nasal canula to monitor airflow.
Not everyone can rock this look, people.
It took me more than 3 hours to fall asleep, but when I did, they were able to get good information. Wake up was at 5 am this morning. The shower did not have shampoo and the goo in my hair wasn't as water soluble as the nurse said.
All in all, a sleep study wasn't as bad as I thought. I was sure that I wouldn't sleep at all, but I did for about 4 solid hours. The nurse was very nice and the bed was comfortable. I will find out if I have sleep apnea later this coming week.
The moral is if you snore and wake up tired, don't fear the sleep study. If I can do it, you can do it.