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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

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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

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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

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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
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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,



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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