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    Hi all great forum!
    I have just finished a weeks trial CPAP and the first few nights were difficult but by the end of the week I felt great better that I have for ages, I am just awaiting an appointment with the local hospital to discuss the next steps.
    My question is simple if I am prescribed a CPAP how long will I have to wait for a machine.

  • #2
    Welcome

    The wait all depends on your local authority so there is no knowing without asking them directly.

    Am I glad you have been successful and good luck with your new machine when you get it.

    Happy Christmas

    Lorraine
    APAP: F & P Iconaax auto
    Masks: Resmed Swift FX, Sleep Weaver, Mirage Liberty and most other makes and models.

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    • #3
      The wait isn't for a machine to be made available apparently, but for an appointment. It seemingly varies between a few weeks and a couple of months these days, quicker if you make yourself available for a cancellation. Someone at the SATaday conference said they were told 18 weeks then had a telephone call a fortnight later to attend the clinic a few days later.

      Let's hope yours will be soon, especially as you seem to have got on well.

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      • #4
        Got mine in 3 days after returning trial machine inc weekend.they rang me back with the results later that day, (fri) and I got an appt for Tuesday morning o collect it. Brand new system one & humidifier

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        • #5
          Enjoy....it will (hopefully) become your best friend, though remember it will play practical jokes and decide occasionally to become a whoopee cushion and blow air in your eyes....take it as a sign of affection and carry on.

          Remember our motto
          Cpaps Really Are Perfect.....I have the rights to the t shirts and coffee mugs.

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          • #6
            Apap

            You seem to have left out:

            Apap
            registers
            sleep
            episodes

            ...and I have the t-shirt for that

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparticus View Post
              You seem to have left out:

              Apap
              registers
              sleep
              episodes

              ...and I have the t-shirt for that
              pmsl, want one of them off santa plz
              Resmed S8 Escape ll
              Resmed H4i Humidifier:
              Resmed Mirage 'Quattro' Full Face Mask/mirage micro nasal

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              • #8
                I got one !!
                I tried an apap for 2 weeks to try and get a clear indication of what pressure I need now that I have lost a lot of weight, when I returned it I was asked to put a note in it to make sure the readings were taken and that it wasn't just put back in to stock.
                In the letter I sent back with it, I said that I had had the best 2 weeks sleep in years and I would be really happy of they let me keep it.
                I was expecting a call to say what pessure I needed to set my cpap to, or, that I didnt need it any more. The technician called me 2 days later and said that she had good news for me. I thought... Ohhh, no more cpap but I was wrong.
                The doctor had decided that I really did need an apap and that I should go and pick up the machine the next day. It makes so much difference to my sleep and I am sooooooo happy with it
                It has a built in humidifier and a heated hose as well as an alarm and a disc for music to wake up to. I am sure I will work out how to use it all soon but for now I am just happy to be getting proper sleep again.
                See, there is a Santa!
                Happy Christmas everyone
                APAP: F & P Iconaax auto
                Masks: Resmed Swift FX, Sleep Weaver, Mirage Liberty and most other makes and models.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by martin View Post
                  Enjoy....it will (hopefully) become your best friend, though remember it will play practical jokes and decide occasionally to become a whoopee cushion and blow air in your eyes....take it as a sign of affection and carry on.

                  Remember our motto
                  Cpaps Really Are Perfect.....I have the rights to the t shirts and coffee mugs.
                  Seeing as "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON" has been popularly adopted in all sorts of ways I suggest

                  KEEP CPAPing AND CARRY ON!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks

                    Thanks to all of you for your comments I think I will wait and see what happens, I will keep you all upto date on any progress.

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                    • #11
                      Hello Rochdale Blue, my home town as it happens!

                      I live in Sussex now, I did the trial, it worked, and was given a machine straight away but then the sleep unit in our local area was new so I was quite lucky really.

                      Hope you get one quickly mate!!!

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