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A fellow sleep tech has just discovered that she has terminal cancer. Short of a desperate attempt with an experimental treatment she has been given 6 months. One of her final wishes is to go to…Continue

Started May 23, 2013

Walking sleep experiment!
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I worked 9 out of 10 days at around 100 hours. When I got home this morning my girls had a calender showing that I had only been off 4 days since 27th June. They begged me to stay up and go to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jul 21, 2012.

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I feel that I have not been giving enough attention to Hope2SleepGuide. Im off for the next 3 days if anyone has any questions for me. For those of you that have left me messages I promise to answer…Continue

Tags: cpap, apnoea, sleep, questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jul 21, 2012.

I got hacked
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Please ignore and delete any emails that you receive from the rockhinkle account. Sorry for the inconvenience.RockRpsgtContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Apr 7, 2012.

 

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RockRpsgt replied to diane lester's discussion breathing trouble during the day
"Daytime breathing issues are not sleep related normally."
Jun 2, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Giovanna martone's discussion Bloated
"Most likely his pressure is too high. Sometimes when as pt's get used to treatment their pressure needs decrease somewhat."
Jun 2, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to stephen smith's discussion Does using a CPAP machine reduce blood sugar levels to normal in others?
"What happened to the like button?"
May 28, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Kath Hope's discussion Undiagnosed/Untreated Sleep Apnoea Can Cause All This And More
"Thank you"
May 27, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Kath Hope's discussion Undiagnosed/Untreated Sleep Apnoea Can Cause All This And More
"Stolen!"
May 27, 2013
RockRpsgt posted a discussion

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A fellow sleep tech has just discovered that she has terminal cancer. Short of a desperate attempt with an experimental treatment she has been given 6 months. One of her final wishes is to go to Hawaii with her a family. We are selling shirts in an effort to help her accomplish this prior to the treatment. Please help if you can. http://campaign.customink.com/tamerastrooperzzzSee More
May 23, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Kath Hope's discussion ADHD and Sleep Apnoea
"Thanks"
May 18, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to karen bennett's discussion advice on sleeping better with sleep apnoea
"There was nothing wrong with any of your post, Mary"
May 17, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Kath Hope's discussion ADHD and Sleep Apnoea
"June 5th is our due date. It is also the date we will induce on if nothing has happened. My wife's school schedule will not let us go any longer than that."
May 17, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to karen bennett's discussion advice on sleeping better with sleep apnoea
"Karen, Has your son been to an ENT? Does he still have his tonsils and adenoids. Is it possible that you could post a picture of him. I am particularly interested in his smile and normal mouth position. Specifically is he all gums when he…"
May 13, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Colin's discussion Humidifiers- How many CPAP users need them!
"They work well for mouth leaks. I used mine when I first started out. Even went as far as to get the Icon which has the highest humidty due to my sinus issues. It turned out that I could not stand the warm air while I was sleeping. Now the only time…"
May 13, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to roy mackenzie's discussion pillow
"I bought a memory foam pillow, took it out of the outer case, cut it to the shape I needed, and sewed the case back on. It works and only cost me $25 and a little of my time.  "
May 11, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Kath Hope's discussion Muscle Cramps Bladder, Gerd + Body Temperature
"This is one of the many educational topics I hit with my patients."
May 11, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Kath Hope's discussion Dentist's Perspective of Sleep Apnoea
"Great post!"
May 11, 2013
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May 11, 2013
RockRpsgt replied to Kath Hope's discussion ADHD and Sleep Apnoea
"YES! My daughter's story has become a constant in pt/parent education."
May 11, 2013

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At 22:55 on May 4, 2012, 99 said…

to confuse m i use the words potential hydrogen commonly abbreviated pH that is little p and a capitol H sometimes both are wrongly capitalized

the little p can have three different names as follows  1)potential 2)power 3)percent

and the pH value is a logarithmic scale of 1-14

At 14:24 on June 19, 2011, Joe barnes said…

Hi Rock,

Thanks for the nice comments.

He was only 5 months old then

Here he is now on u tube now  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiE3k5-yLkM

 

Have you got a dog?

 

regards Joe

At 14:00 on March 17, 2011, Rosemary Kemp said…

It's so good to have people in the know to ask questions of. My hospital staff are all very kind and encouraging but they don't seem to have much detail or helpful advice! It is just about compliancy.  I was astonished last night to find that I actually got some sleep with no mask on. In addition to a really bad cold I managed to hurt my left arm and just couldn't cope with putting the machine on because of the intense pain in my left arm. I was however aware of lots of fitful sleep and lots of semi conscious rubbish going through my brain so I wouldn't want to leave the mask off as a rule!!

 

Thankfully my arm is getting better. I had a jab yesterday and my arm reacted very badly. I wasn't prepared for that! They are recommending anti pneumonia jabs for people on the diabetes radar. Sadly I am on the radar!

 

Bye for now,

 

Rosemary   

At 16:09 on March 13, 2011, Rosemary Kemp said…

Hello Rock,

 

It's good to have my first "friend" on this site. I'm learning as I go along. Looking forward to getting to know you and talking about sleep!

At 9:51 on March 12, 2011, Kath Hope said…
:)  You are welcome to come and stay in the UK whenever you want Rock!
At 13:31 on March 10, 2011, Kath Hope said…
Great to see you've joined us on here Rock.  You are one of my heroes in the sleep world :)
 
 
 

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