vpap

  1. M

    Afraid of dying / existential stuff

    Hi. Lately (few months) I have been feeling depressed and anxious. I am afraid of dying. Not the dying itself, but the existential questions around it. Was my life useful? Have I been inspirational, funny, social, intelligent...good enough? Will the not forget me? I keep getting stressed...
  2. D

    Free equipment - Pay shipping

    I have the following equipment for anyone who needs it. Just pay shipping Cough Assist: Vital cough system Product #PVC1 The Vest Airway clearance system, Product #105 ResMed Vpap ST-A Monivasive ventilator H5i Pictures below This has been used for 3 years and probably has around...
  3. A

    Morphine on our mind

    Can someone help please? My pal is struggling with his breathing more and more. His neurologist said that he could just choose to use his vpap machine more and more or he could take morphine and keep his use of the vpap machine to evenings and his 4 hour rest during the day. We are hesitant to...
  4. KimT

    BiPAP Settings???

    I was going to send a PM to Laurie on this one but I wanted to put it out there for everyone to read and comment. The RT came today with my new ResMed VPAP ST-A with H5i heated humidifier. It is under a Medicare rental and I do have the option to switching to a Trilogy or the ResMed equivalent...
  5. Graybeard

    Breathing Harder

    Wifey was sick today, so I had to drive the 20 minutes to VA to be fitted for computer viewing glasses, and pulmo. Volunteers pushed me from free valet parking to appt. I finally got to see a good doc at the pulmo clinic today. He asked me if I wanted a trach. I said I'm strongly considering...
  6. D

    Dynavox, wheelchairs, cough-assist and more

    My beautiful wife lost her battle with ALS just about a year ago. We have a good amount of equipment and some supplies that have been stored away. I would love to be in a position to donate everything to someone in need, or even our local ALS association chapter, but our finances took a major...
  7. S

    Living with active ALS for nearly 6 years

    :) I use my VPAP every night. I breathe without difficulty during the day. Some nights I just don't sleep well so I take a daytime nap. I walk with braces for about 350 to 400 ft. per day in my hallway. I split it up into 3 or 4 walks total. I eat well using regular utensils and drink ordinary...
  8. S

    Living with active ALS for nearly 6 years

    :smile: I use my VPAP every night. I breathe without difficulty during the day. Some nights I just don't sleep well so I take a daytime nap. I walk with braces for about 350 to 400 ft. per day in my hallway. I split it up into 3 or 4 walks total. I eat well using regular utensils and drink...
  9. U

    Vpap

    I notice using the Resmed S9 Adapt SV VPAP it is hard to breathe without it. My heart races when I take it off. Is this something that changes after using it more. I just got it. I had the same thing happen in the lab.
  10. H

    Urgent help to use vpap 3 ST-A

    Just got vpap 3 ST-A and we can't put it to high pressure . Can anyone help
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