Friday, December 1, 2006

Sleep Study Results

Last week I underwent a sleep study because even though I am narcoleptic, things have gotten a lot worse lately. I went yesterday to the doctor to get my results of the sleep test and he said I'm not narcoleptic, but I don't seem to spend enough time in REM. I can tell that I have been very tired lately. Since Tuesday I have been trying to finish stitching two butterflies on The Rose Garden. I can't manage to stitch a whole lot. It's like I do ten stitches, then I stop and don't want to do more. Obviously something needs to be done.


Blogger Anna van Schurman said...

My dad has garden variety sleep apnea, and he is a new man with his breathing machine. Really. When I was a kid, he would go to bed after dinner. When I came home from college, he was staying up until 11:00 pm. Every.Night. And he was even pleasant. Happy ending. Hope you have one too!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I really hope that all goes well and they are able to help you with this problem. I am sure that it is really hard to deal with. I will be thinking about you and praying for you!!

1:22 PM  
Blogger bunnyhead said...

I don't think I'd like the idea of sleeping with a machine but low blood oxygen sounds dangerous. I hope they can fix your problem after the second study.

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also have sleep apnea. I found out on an overnight trip with my mom and sister. My mom woke up during the night and realized I would stop breathing for long periods of time. She thought I was dying. I had the sleep study and found out that I have severe obstructive sleep apnea. My oxygen level went as low as 72 when it should stey between 95 and 100. The sleep doctor said that the trip with my mom and sis probably saved my life. I have had my machine almost 4 months and I love it! For years I had felt bad: tired all the time, irritable, depressed, hurting all over, bad migraines that I would wake up with, confused, forgetting things, etc. I went to my doctor so many times and he couldn't find anything wrong. I started to feel like he thought I was a hypochondriac. Sleeping with the machine isn't bad. My only problem is I can't sleep unless I am on my stomach and that's hard to do with the machine. My advice would be to be excited about the machine, relax, take deep breaths, and think about how much better you're going to feel. I believe that with a positive attitude you can adapt to anything. That machine has given me back my life!It doesn't happen overnight. I am not 100% better yet. I wish you luck and will remember you in my prayers.

9:34 AM  

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