So the specialist rang on thursday and said they had a cancellation for Friday morning did i want it ?
yep I wanted it, but was I prepared for the results ……….No Way
So Friday came ( yesterday ) and i went to see the specialist
The following is a quick summary of what i remember being told
During the one night I was hooked up to data machine I stopped breathing 480 times that night
The longest I stopped breathing for was 114 seconds
During my deep sleep my oxygen levels dropped to below 50%
Basically i am lucky to be alive.
I need to be on a cpap machine with a mask at night time for 2 months before any sort of operation can happen and for at least 12 months maybe for life.
My throat only has a few millimetres of open airway for breathing.
now some of this can be from just narrow tubes and allergies they found out i have yesterday.
But most of it is my weight.
he said i would prob not come out of a anesthietic alive (scary eh)
He said if I dont use the cpac machine i will go to sleep one night and not wake up
So now my weight is responsible for more health complications
Short of breath
Lack of energy
High BP (only the once but still high)
Now the dr has taken me off the shake diet and i have to do WW and exercise and see him in Feb
The other specialist (sleep apnea) has sent me to a sleep study in Dec (have to sleep away from home) and see him again in Jan
Hope fully I have lost a number of kilos by then.