Yesterday I saw my doctor about the results of my sleep study. Basically, I’m borderline severe, if I averaged one less breath per minute then that would have put me over the top. My oxygen level during sleep should be above 90%, but I’m just barely at 70%. I was given two options, CPAC machine or surgery. I’d rather not use the CPAC machine, but the surgery would entail the removal of my tonsils (I’m told they are quite large), uvula, and other tissue at the back of my mouth. My doctor said the chances of that surgery being a success is about 50/50 for most folks, but with my anatomy, I’m looking at an 80% success rate, but he did caution recovery is very painful and lengthy. Off hand I wanted to go with the surgery because I’m already past my deductible for the year, but I think I’m going to reluctantly try the CPAC machine, and if that doesn’t work after three months, get the surgery.
For some reason, I think I would miss my uvula.
I was surprised to find out that sleep apnea sufferers sleep better on their sides or stomach as opposed to their backs.
I don’t watch ‘Game of Thrones’ but all I know is something crazy went down at the Red Wedding.