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August 2nd, 2005

my conversion to Borg @ 10:12 pm

Mood: excited excited
Music: INXS on the tube

Resistance is Futile.

My conversion to night-time Borg begins Monday evening between 6 and 8pm.

The collective's local representative (respiration therapist) will be visiting Sub-Junction 3962, UniMatrix 45544E54, Matrix 4E4A to deliver and set up my Vinculum (Bi-PAP (CPAP) machine). It has been prescribed by the Collective for use during my daily regeneration periods. I'm hoping for a cute bearish guy, like Ted in the video. [grin]


Last Friday before heading out to Hillside we went to our(njbearcub1 and my) ENT Doc W and he advised that I loose weight, have my tonsils out, have my deviated septum corrected and have the base of my tongue reduced by RF radio surgery.

Some stats:
unassisted
sleep duration 95 minutes
57.8 arousals per hour,
avg O2 desaturation: 83%, min 77%,
9 obstructive apneas and 118 hypopneas in this section of the test.
avg event length 18.1, longest 44.5
I spent 7% of the 95 minutes in stage1 and 93% only as deep as stage2 sleep.
heart rate 80-90 BPM.

on Bi-PAP:
sleep duration 145 minutes
Bi-PAP pressures 20/16 cmH2O
15.3 arousals per hour. (down=better)
avg O2 desaturation: 91%, lowest 87% (up=better)
0 obstructive apneas, 1 mixed, 26 central apneas and 2 hypopneas in this section of the test. (down=better)
avg event length 15.2, longest 23.0 (shorter=better)
I spent 4% of the 145 minutes in stage1, 30% in stage2, 32% in stage3, apperantly I skipped stage4 and went right to stage5(REM) for 35% of this section of the test. WAHOO, Dreams! (deeper sleep=better)
heart rate 70-74 BPM! (lower heart rate=better)


Thanks! for reading and wish me luck!
 
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From:beartalon
Date:August 3rd, 2005 05:15 am (UTC)
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arousals per hour is a very interesting twist of phrase. ;)
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From:njbearcub1
Date:August 3rd, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
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Yeah, exactly. I can't wait for my results, to see how many arousals per hour I experienced.

;-)
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 4th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
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how true!

good luck with the tests (today)...
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 4th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
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heh!
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From:garebear
Date:August 3rd, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
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Welcome to the CPAP collective.

I discovered your journal from a comment in shake_it_up's journal.

Here's to sleeping with a mask that makes you look and sound a bit like Darth Vadar... or perhaps you can pretend that you're a jet fighter pilot. In return you'll be better rested, have more energy, more night time arousals of the other kind. You'll be doing your heart a great favor. You're going to feel so much better.

And if you sleep with a partner, he'll appreciate it. He won't have to deal with your snoring, snorting and restlessness.

It sounds like you've got a great ENT. I've had the loose weight and tonsil removal recommended to me as well.

It's not just sleep apnea, it's your life. "Congratulations" and welcome to the collective.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 4th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
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garebear Welcome! and Thanks for the comments!

The 2.5 hours of sleep that I got on the machine during the test were the best sleep that I remember having in a couple of years. The only thing that came close was a week or two about 6 months ago just after I finished 2 courses of some rather strong antibiotics for a sinus infection.

I don't pretend to know all the outcomes from the use of the machine and the surgery, but they are very likely to be positive.

Take care of yourself!
From:mrwhistlebear
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
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I'm hoping for a cute bearish guy, like Ted in the video. [grin]

Why does EVERYone want Ted from the video?? LOL

I'm glad you've been scheduled for assimilation (heh heh..I said *ass*)...hope your sleep improves rapidly.

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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 9th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
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you'll find out when you go and have your test [grin]

it's good to hear that you arrived in your new life safely.

ok, please go and get the tire fixed.
please also, don't forget to tell them that you used fix-a-flat.

the propellant is flamable(sp?) and the mechanic needs to be warned so that they are not smoking when they break the tire's bead...
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From:jedibearcub
Date:August 6th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
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HUGZ so now your borg huh ..kool
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 9th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC)
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yup, pictures to follow...

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