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dreamlife posted 6/27/2019 22:54 PM

Just saw this...sending huge hugs!

ZenMumWalking posted 6/28/2019 06:35 AM

smy - sending you lots more MOJO (except for Tranna basketball cuz I'm an old Warriors fan from waaaaaaaayyyyy before they were any good).

dreamlife posted 6/28/2019 19:04 PM

Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea.

WhoTheBleep posted 6/28/2019 19:56 PM

Sending hugs, smy. I hope you are on the mend.

looking forward posted 6/28/2019 20:07 PM

End of June Update

Again, a huge thank you for all your healing wishes and advice for smy.

He has been diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea, over 45 obstructive events on average per hour, as well as moderate to loud continuous snoring (to which I can attest!).

Yesterday, he saw our family doctor and she filled in/faxed the paperwork to the MTO for licence reinstatement, concurring that this was a one time event, given his medical history. We both hope there are no complications/delays. But, no doubt, I am driving Miss Daisy for the summer.
A plus for me, as the driver, is that smy has taken up reading in the car, currently a Clive Cussler adventure. Believe me, he taught me to drive back in '71, so any driving missteps I make I can also attribute to his teaching skills. It was a four hour round trip yesterday!

smy has an appointment on Tuesday with the CPAP rep. He really doesn't want one of these machines; I understand completely, but he needs to realize that his health is not just his business-- he has a family to consider, let alone his own mortality.

So we are off to the cottage for our Canada Day long weekend with our kids and their spouses, and celebrating smy's 72nd birthday on Monday, a double celebration.

Again, thank you so much for your support!

JpnHeartBreak posted 6/28/2019 23:39 PM

Positive vibes sent to you and SMY

thebighurt posted 6/29/2019 06:33 AM

As much as smy may not want to face this as the Dx, I believe this really is the best outcome. I have been wanting to send you a PM and maybe now I will do that, if you don't mind.

looking forward posted 6/29/2019 08:11 AM


PM invitation accepted!

hopefull77 posted 7/1/2019 07:37 AM

Well first off Happy Birthday to SMY!
I hope you all enjoy your holiday! There's a lot to celebrate!

sisoon posted 7/1/2019 13:24 PM

Happy birthday, SMY (please pass that on to him). (I've already posted my congratulations to Canada.)

Thanks so much for the update. I hope he finds a CPAP machine that works for him soon. The possible effects of sleep apnea are very, very worrisome.

looking forward posted 7/1/2019 15:58 PM

72 years young today!
(Inappropriate pic)

[This message edited by SI Staff at 5:43 PM, July 1st (Monday)]

looking forward posted 7/1/2019 20:01 PM

[This message edited by looking forward at 3:46 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)]

StillLivin posted 7/1/2019 23:26 PM

The new CPAPs are MUCH more comfortable, and almost soundless, compared to the ones of yesterday. Seriously, once you get used to it, you no longer feel it. I would suggest getting the expensive CPAP pillows for added comfort. I think they are about $55-60.
Added bonus, many things like headaches, exhaustion, etc. will disappear almost immediately.
Thanks for updating.

ZenMumWalking posted 7/2/2019 14:44 PM

Happy birthday and get better soon!!!! ((((smy))))

Hope2B posted 7/3/2019 12:21 PM

Happy birthday, SMY!!! Great photo!

Wear that CPAP thing...please! As noted earlier from StillLivin, the technology has advanced and evolved, so hopefully there won't be a long period of adjustment.

[This message edited by Hope2B at 12:22 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)]

Shockedmom posted 7/3/2019 12:34 PM

Great photo! Looks like you are feeling better. Hope your Canada Day celebration was wonderful and relaxing.

somanyyears posted 7/3/2019 16:50 PM

.. Thanks everyone.. for the warm wishes and support.

I'll give this mask thingy a try and hopefully it will make the difference.

Worst part is not being allowed to drive.... BLOODY HELL !!!!!! FUCK, SHIT and DAMN.. I feel a little better now.


thebighurt posted 7/4/2019 11:45 AM

SMY, you look great - definitely don't "look the part". Hope you notice a difference.

2oldforthis posted 7/8/2019 16:43 PM

Just saw this post sorry I am so late, but I am glad that this was considered a 1 time thing. You will get the driving back soon. Best of luck

sportsfan posted 7/9/2019 01:20 AM

smy - hows the “mask thingy” working out?

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