Ok, here's the deal..I had filled out some rinky dink form for sleep apnea and I passed it with flying colors. Which means I flunked.
They came over and brought me some sort of contraption and a finger clip for me to wear all night while I slept. The picked it up and within hours they were rushing me over 2 separate tanks of oxygen for me to wear at night time when I sleep. Seems I quite breathing on an average of 42 times every hour.Brain is not getting enough oxygen when I quit breathing ..(duh) the first night I slept with the oxygen hooked up to me I got up 2 times to go to the bath room and slept about 7 hours..Second night I slept almost 8 hours and woke up once to pee. A record. Already I feel 100 percent better. Tomorrow at 8:30 I have to be at Scott and White's Sleep Clinic to get all hooked up with wires and stuff so they can check me for sleep apnea and take a second sleep test in 2 weeks..
To say I was a tad freaked out about not breathing 42 times each hour is an understatement..No more jokes about me sleeping like the dead..I fucking near was. But it's something that can be fixed. I will either continue sleeping with oxygen or I'll wear a cpac? think that's what it's called, which I'm not crazy about..it forces air into nose or mouth..I'd rather just get oxygen. But I need to lose weight..if I lost 50 pounds it would probably go away. fuck..I'm dieting as fast as I can..but I'm going to have to start doing exercise..I had tried before but I would get so out of breath that I'd quit..well, now I know why. So will start out slow and work my way up..Going to try my yoga exercises and try tai chi first..With 4 back operations I'm not a good candidate for any strenuous exercises.
I haven't gotten the results back from my moles. They keep sending the wrong persons tests...sigh*...but I'm not really worried about them as they all looked good and healthy and it was done just as a precautionary. So that's my bad news. Sorry to get everyone all worked up when it's not as bad as I first thought..Oh..the worse thing? Dexter hates the oxygen tank..it beeps when I first turn it on and then it sounds like a train is going thru the bedroom and it freaks Dexter out. First time I turned it on he jumped about 3 feet straight up in the air...ran behind the blue table and peeked around at it like it was going to get up and chase him..I woke up this morning and he was about 2 inches from my face..staring at the nose tubes and then he reached up with his paw and patted it a couple of times, trying to figure out what the hell it was I guess.
Oh man..if it's not one thing..it's another..sigh*..but in the grand scheme of things..it could be worse.