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Charles R. Stevens

Sandy is in the hospital again

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Great news.  Got my own demons to struggle with, so don't feel comfortable speaking in this arena much.  Very good to hear that things are on the upswing though.  Wish you and yours and all who fight this battle the best for the upcoming new year.

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A VERY Merry Christmas Charles!! Bringing Sandy home is a present to more than you, many of us feel blessed relief. My soul celebrates every victory over a demon, even small victories are victories and it feels good. 

Thank you for the big sloppy smile on my face this morning.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Arkie, the care and feeding of ones demons is a full time job.

Jerry, good to here that we warmed your cold heart ;-)

master and mistress Taylor; thank you/ every bit helps.

BG,  I thought so. Lol

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CRS, I'm sorry I'm only just finding this thread, but I'm glad to hear Sandy's coming home. Strength and courage; may you find peace and comfort.

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We had to take my son to the ER for a psych evaluation a couple of weeks ago. Needed the police to come talk him down from his room and get in the ambulance. Thank God he complied; that could have gotten messy. 

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Charles, always pulling for you guys. Glad she was home for Christmas. 

Many of us deal with struggles and it's good to know we are pulling for eachother even when we sometimes are not pulling for ourselves. The thought seems to help while we pull ourselves back and swim back up for air. 

Very sorry to hear John. Hope he is recieving the help he needs. 

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There's room in my prayers for you and yours too John, you're all on the list. I came to the realization some time ago everybody needs help so I say a prayer for everybody.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Sorry John. It’s a hard thing. 

I can’t  say it’s the case here but we have a couple generations here that are chronically sleep deprived. I have heard that any one who text’s you at 3am is not your friend.

light pollution from street and yard lights, late night TV, gaming and chat all contribute, even the light from an LED clock is enough to disturb our sleep.

Sleep deprivation is one of the leading problems.

On my darker days I think that Sandy was better off unmedicated.

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We have found that over the counter Melatonin works wonders for sleep deprivation. It was recommended by my wife's therapist. It helps her fall asleep and stay asleep or go back to sleep if something wakes her up.

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Diagnosis and treatment (CPAP and throat surgery) for obstructive sleep apnea saved both my life and my marriage. Didn't take away the anxiety and depression, but at least I wasn't walking around 3/4 asleep all the time. (As my neurologist put it, "with all the debilitation of three shots of whiskey and none of the fun.")

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I didn’t tolerate the CPAP, I would wake up from a nightmare and try to get my breathing under control, it would fight me and I would feel strangled... 

needless to say throwing the infernal thing across the room in the middle of the night didn’t work out well. 

 

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Great to hear Sandy's back; getting the meds working is more than a full time job---and then something changes.

My wife needs to go back onto a CPAP; but the ones they keep trying use HEATED air---which my wife can't tolerate and no matter how many times she tells them they can't seem to understand that SHE CAN'T TOLERATE IT.  And bill us for the aborted sleep study that lasted almost an hour...and COBRA refuses to pay for. Last time she had a unit she could tolerate it was great---except for the ice cold blast of air that blew onto me making my head hurt...

 

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I am glad John’s son didn’t get hauled in the back of a cop car, that’s what happens here. 

I guess you need to make them within a relise, starting they have been notified that she can’t tolerate heated air and if they use one they take responsibility for any billing and injury.

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