Inspired and Hopeful to Leave CPAP Behind
Inspire Instead of CPAP
The Inspire Device will Replace my CPAP breathing machine which I can’t wait to get rid of forever. So far so good.
I am going to a hospital for outpatient treatment. I’m getting the Inspire device implanted into my chest, and so I expect to be able to do away with the CPAP machine I have used for sleep apnea for more than ten years.
Tomorrow morning bright and early I’ll meet with Dr. Jonathan Lee who will do the procedure. it sounds like it has gone well in all of the cases he has done.
I am excited about this and hope to eventually not have to use the CPAP anymore. I never thought that apnea would be such a significant thing but it sure is, so you have to always use the CPAP, no exceptions. Breathing is like that, too important to mess around with.
So the Inspire will be put in, and a month later they will turn it on, and then a signal will be sent from my device to my tongue so it will stay down and not block the airway. It keeps it open with a pulse of electricity.
So far after the surgery, which took two hours I recovered at home and have no pain. Another month of the CPAP then we turn this on instead. WOW!