Read now In the United States, there are around 5 million people with Alzheimer's diseaseand this figure is expected to nearly triple to 14 million by
Below is a picture of our rescued racing greyhound 'GG'. I'm looking pretty thin. First 5 days of flu-like symptoms. Almost none Total weight loss so far: Post nasal drainage Impact on marriage: That I didn't do this 4 years ago Fears: That my condition will somehow relapse Unexpected positive side-effect: Side of nose doesn't collapse upon inhale Would I do it again?
What would I have done differently? Learned how to chop meat sooner What I'd like to know: How long it will take to relearn how to sleep. What I wish for: Others to experience a solution to their sleep problems.
Select a surgeon that does this surgery regularly for this condition. How fortunate I am. I hear that mild depression comes with surgeries. Some of my strength is gone and I've been doing small workouts with light weights. Have only gained back 1 in spite of eating well.
Been going to work most days this last week for a couple of hours at a time. Still more swelling on the right side. Chin and lower lip still numb - probably will be for many months or longer. Nasal drainage is less but not completely gone.
My sleep is unusual. Some nights I sleep for 4 hours and wake up ready to go, then lay in bed dozing for another 4 hours. Sometimes I have terrible twitching which keeps me up or wakes me up.
I also have bouts of waking up with my heart racing. I can't believe this is an obstructive event, but possibly a central event caused by breathing confusion from going off 4 years of CPAP. Still trying to figure that out.
The human body is so incredibly complex that it defies understanding. It shouldn't suprise us that it's impossible for any single human Doctor to know and understand each piece of this giant puzzle. What does suprise many of us is that even a specialist can miss a diagnosis in their field, or have a treatment bias that precludes a successful outcome.
Patients Know Even Less It's also no suprise that patients often don't have the faintest clue about the cause of their medical problems.
It's easy to miss a condition because of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Sleep-related problems are notorious for this - we're asleep - DUH! To compound the problem - the entire catalog of medical information passed down from our parents could be written on a single 3x5 index card in 18 point type.
This might include everything from chicken soup remedies to blood-letting, with a food pyramid thrown in for good measure. No letters about chicken soup please: Of course the back of the card is blank so we can write additional notes such as "sleeping pills will kill us" and "salt is bad" - or is it good?
On the other hand, only the patient has lived in their own body for a lifetime and patients often have unique insight into what's going on inside and what triggers exist.
It troubles me to hear stories of patients going to Doctor after Doctor and being told that "it's all in your head" or "it's probably stress", only to find out later that a desperate condition was brewing.
I'm sure it troubles most Doctors too.Sleep Apnoea FAQ / Sleep Apnea FAQ. Written and edited by patients, and with input by others experienced in sleep apnea, this FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions page answers many concerns and issues raised by people with snoring and apnea.
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