Tuesday, February 8, 2011

BiPAP Machine

JOY SCALE: 16/10

Hello Everyone, My sleep study with the CPAP was moved up from February 7, 2011 to December 16, 2010. A few days ago I picked up a brand new state of the art BiPAP machine. It is similar to a CPAP. The results from my last sleep study using the CPAP showed that I needed the BiPAP because of breathing pressure differences. I found out that I stopped breathing during the night approximately 140 times! Wow that is a lot. Here I am with a BiPAP that is supposed to help me get more oxygen when I am sleeping and it even helps me breath if I stop breathing. I'm not sure how long I have had sleep apnea, but I can be sure that my daily morphine intake for the last three years has made it worse. Morphine slows downs your respiratory system. When I woke up this morning I felt much more rested and energetic. I know that after a few more nights of wearing the BiPAP that I will feel even better when I wake up. Isn't modern technology great?
On the cancer front I feel great. I am still losing weight, but it has slowed down and now I weigh around 150 pounds which is an ideal weight for my body size. I keep busy with our small farm and other things around our home. Keeping busy is a very good thing to do. It keeps your mind off of cancer.
Keep thinking posiive. The mind is a powerful organ.
Peace and Love