I’m getting ready for a sleep study.
I need to leave in like… three hours. (Crap – is that right? I really shouldn’t be writing right now. Eh, fat girl priorities...) I have a bunch to do, I’m not at all prepared.
I did a sleep study a few years ago and it sucked. Hard. (Wow, I just found a picture from it on Facebook – 7/21/11… this one is gonna be 7/22/13. Freaky!)
The room was too cold (They insisted it needed to be cold he help me sleep. Okay, except I sleep better when it’s warm.). I was covered in tape and wires and bands and goo. It was uncomfortable and itchy. I could continue listing things… but gotta keep the negativity away.
I’m really scared about this appointment. I haven’t been to the hospital where it’s all going down, it’s about 45 minutes away. What I am most concerned about is the CPAP. I got diagnosed with sleep apnea when I did the study a few years ago, even though I slept MAYBE ten minutes. I got the CPAP probably a year later. (I told them I would try this mouth guard thing first, but due to lack of money/laziness, I never did.) I have high anxiety and couldn’t get over feeling like I was drowning or something. You know when you’re walking outside and it’s too windy and you cant breathe for a second? It was like that. (DISCLAIMER: CPAPs can be incredibly useful. I am not knocking them, it just wasn’t right for me.) To be fair, I didn’t try it as much as I could’ve. I decided early that it wasn’t for me and returned the unit.
Anyway, point being, I hope to not be told I need to get that again.
I get the sleep study in a few hours, get the results next week, then next up should be the lab work and endoscopy and then everything gets submitted to insurance for the weight loss surgery!