Sometimes it may seem daunting to be starting CPAP therapy. Who better to help lead the way than an experienced CPAP user?
Medpro Respiratory Care recently spoke to Jane, aged 78 from Victoria, B.C. who is one of our Medpro success stories.
Thanks Jane for taking the time to answer a couple of questions for us. First of all, what suggestions would you have for the new CPAP user?
Be as tired as possible when you go to bed with it for the first time – no daytime napping, up early, lots of activity, etc. I went right to sleep and had the first good night’s sleep in many months. Or work up to a full night gradually, as the guidance suggests.
How has CPAP therapy impacted your life?
Before CPAP I was losing almost half of each day with long naps in my reclining lounge chair and accomplishing only a bare minimum of what I wanted to do. I hadn’t realized how badly affected I had been – falling asleep anytime, anywhere there was reasonable quiet and always with low light (concerts, classes, meetings, etc.). My major victory was being able to sit in my Quaker Meeting for an hour with my eyes closed and not fall asleep!
Why would you recommend Medpro Respiratory Care to others?
I have recommended MedPro to numerous friends because of the outstanding service they have given me — lots of care and attention, always willing to try various options to make my experience easier and more comfortable, help in arranging payments, and follow-up even after my trial period had finished and I had bought and paid for my equipment.
It is wonderful to know that someone, usually the same person I’ve been dealing with all along, is there ready to answer my questions and provide good solutions to any problems I might have.
MedPro is most certainly the best health-related experience I have had since I began to experience the effects of aging over the past 5 or so years!!!
Thanks Jane for sharing your story with us. We hope that CPAP therapy will continue to be a positive experience for you in the years to come.
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