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Terry Vella
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Hope your well, Kath
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Kath, just read your newsletter and hope you and your husband are on the improve and make sure you don't over do it.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jul 31, 2013.

Another sad story
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I'm sure Kath would have got around to posting this sad story, it just makes me think how lucky we have been to be diagnosed. James Gray Bolton  by Brenda  (Baton Rouge, LA) He was my beautiful…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jan 13, 2013.

Merry Christmas
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To all my sleep apnea friends, it's Christmas Day here in Australia so can wish you a merry Christmas, to everyone else around the world have a good nights sleep tonight and every night.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Dec 25, 2012.

Why we have to use CPAP
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Just read this story on another site, I'm sure the lady would be happy to share as she wants to get the SA story out. Anyone that reads this should understand why we have to use a CPAP.Jim Farrell,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Nov 10, 2012.

 

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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Make? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Resmed S9 Auto
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Resmed Mirage Quattro FF

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At 7:11 on April 18, 2013, Kathryn Chapman, said…

Gday Terry , congratulations for your award !!!yeah , that's right , not using one at all until , I hear back from Centrelink . I know its not very healthy . !. when I hear back , I ll go ands get it . I have enough money in the bank , but only just        k  

At 2:42 on April 18, 2013, Kathryn Chapman, said…

Hi Terry , how you going . I  had to bring the trial machine back last week . I went to centrelink ( they reckon they can help by a couple hundred dollars towards the new machine ). I made an appt to see the Dr. to help fill it out , its in a couple of weeks.. is that your machine in the photo., how much was that.the Fisher & paykel will be $2500 ! cheers                     Kath

At 8:44 on March 11, 2013, Sheila Skelhorn said…
Hospital didn't give one as they said its to much for the NHL expenses there reluctant about the filters as well but there a needed thing
At 8:21 on March 10, 2013, Sheila Skelhorn said…
It can be a nuisance some nights it's ok but other it's very squeaky but tolerate it just thank you for your input where would I buy a hose stand
At 22:03 on January 11, 2013, Kath Hope said…

Yes I do Terry, but thanks for thinking of me

At 1:18 on January 1, 2013, Kath Hope said…

Ba Humbug - fancy someone daring to do fireworks on New Year's Eve I saw the lovely display in Sydney on the tv.  London looked nice tonight at midnight too.  Fireworks wouldn't have bothered me, as I'm a night owl, but my New Year's resolution is to get to bed by midnight.  I made the same one last year and it never worked, so watch this space...Absolutely hated it when I fell asleep without the mask though... I used to do it in the early days when I read my book in bed before putting the mask on.  Now I read on my Kindle with big fonts with the mask safely in place.  Happy New Year!

At 18:01 on December 31, 2012, Kath Hope said…

Had a great Christmas thank and just preparing for our New Year Celebrations now with 6 hours to go.......  Happy 2013 Terry and thank for all your imput on here during 2012

At 1:36 on December 31, 2012, suzanne erdbrink said…

Social Media marketing is another ball game really. You really need someone that knows all the platforms in depth and the key is a good sound strategy. We use Facebook,Pinterest,You Tube,Twitter and Google Plus is another we are just starting with. Annie Infinite is an absolute gem. Any hoozle it sounds like you have an amazing job......you know i have just realised you are a man! I thought i had been chatting to a lady! LOL! As for medications and other stuff would rather not chat about that openly on a forum. Happy to share by email though. 

At 11:52 on December 30, 2012, Kath Hope said…

This discussion is reminding me of a funny post I put on Pinterest (yes, yet another place people like to be Terry   Here's the link http://pinterest.com/pin/87398048990369118/

I wasn't a lover of Facebook myself, but I've realised just how valuable it is to communicate with people.  I use all the different social media sites so I can help people in the place they feel more comfortable.  There are lots of people who are uncomfortable in forums too.  We have hundreds of visitors every day, but not everyone joins.  At least they're getting help though

At 8:37 on December 30, 2012, suzanne erdbrink said…

How very interesting, well if you need anyone to help you with strategy i know an amazing lady up here in Queensland , she runs Saucy Social Media http://saucysocialmedia.com/ she really is an absolute guru and could do amazing things for your brands without charging ridiculous prices! take a look at her website and see what you think. My role is far more humble.....i look after Social Media and PR for Maleny Dairies. We are a fourth generation dairy farm and have taken on the big guys by building our own processing plant so that we can support other farming familiies and pay them a decent price for their milk. We also run tours of the farm and factory which is quite unique for a dairy farm. Works well for me as i work from home mostly so no-one knows i am still in my P.J's!!! Have not been able to have a full time role now for years, you know why! 

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