2017-08-09-BF1730-withstanding


1730 Withstanding.

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I got my first shipment of C-pap supplies from my new supplier today. I’ve had the same stuff for, like, two years. Which I guess proves if you keep the stuff clean you won’t get a lung infection, and they last a lot longer than they tell you they can. The expensive hose actually broke right away, but the cheap extra they stuck in my original box has lasted all this time and never got any holes in it. I also never replaced the water thing because I never put water in it. I hate breathing wet air. It makes me feel like I’m choking. Maybe some people like breathing warm, wet, air, but I do not. Cool dry air is my preference. Of course the air from the thing is almost always a little warm unless the house is absolutely freezing cold. Even then I barely turn the heating thing on. I got the exact same mask as before, so it doesn’t fit any better, but at least the straps aren’t falling apart. The Velcro on the straps is very weak, so over time I had to keep shaving it so the hooks would stick, but it was getting down to bare fabric. I was on the verge of using pins to hold it in place. Maybe at some point I can go in and see if there is a larger mask, or something that works better for me. These new people seem to have their shit together. Not a high bar from the hipster lumberjacks I was stuck with before, but still.

I still need to find a fix for the power issue but that’s a whole other thing. Right now I turn on the device then try to make it turn off the breaker by plugging the hose on and off a few times. After resetting the breaker twice it usually works for an entire 8 hours until I turn it off and have to reset the breaker again. Certainly not ideal, but it’s something.