Ox Drover
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  • Springfield, AR
  • United States
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Ox Drover commented on Craig's group 'Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)'
"Thanks, Will, I will order him a copy tonight...his father has OSA BAD!!!! and his grandfather as well (mom's dad) and he has it as well as A-fib and is young and in The army, but they are going to medical him out--already had to cardiovert him…"
Dec 17, 2012
Ox Drover commented on Craig's group 'Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)'
"I'm on my 3rd machine now, wore out the first two and this one is feather light and quiet as well, and has the computer card in it...not sure WHAT the card records other than the number of hours the machine is on, but I use it faithfully, clean…"
Dec 17, 2012
Ox Drover posted a status
"got new sleep study & lowered pressures 4 bi pap down from 20/16 mask doesn't "fart" now & a new mach w/CARD Old one was giving up."
Dec 16, 2012
Ox Drover replied to gayler's discussion 'Over night O2 level' in the group Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
"Paula is right, it takes time to adjust but it will make you think better as well as feel better....many people just give up, but work with your sleep doctor or practitioner and your equipment company to get the mask size and adjustment you need to…"
Feb 25, 2012
Ox Drover replied to gayler's discussion 'Over night O2 level' in the group Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
"Glad you got your machine gayler...how are you feeling now i n the day time since you have started to use it?"
Feb 25, 2012
Ox Drover commented on Craig's group 'Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)'
"Well, I have gotten to the point now that I am no longer having fun sleeping on the ground, so have a bed in the back seat of my big diesel truck...and plug my Bi-pap directly into the battery and just park close to where I am camping...no longer…"
Jan 31, 2012
Ox Drover commented on Craig's group 'Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)'
"Will, I am with you on dragging the marine battery around (nearly 50 pounds!) for camping, and I have a small (about 12 inches by 12 inches) solar panel to recharge the battery so if there is any sun I'm okay...a battery will last about 3 days…"
Jan 30, 2012
Ox Drover commented on Craig's group 'Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)'
"Paula, it doesn't happen often but we do get snow storms here that last for 1-2 weeks and we are out of power then. What I do to survive during those times is I have a "converter" from 12 volt to 110, and I use a deep cycle marine…"
Jan 30, 2012
Ox Drover replied to gayler's discussion 'Over night O2 level' in the group Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
"Carpal tunnel isn't too bad. I had mine done both at the same time so I could go back to work quickly in April of 2004, I worked weekends only, so couldn't take off much time....for the first couple of days I couldn't use my finger…"
Dec 7, 2011
Ox Drover replied to gayler's discussion 'Over night O2 level' in the group Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
"Nah, actually it is good to me to see a patient who is educated about their problems...many problems with health are "do it yourself" fixes....the health care provider can only educate the patient on how to take care of themselves.…"
Dec 5, 2011
Ox Drover replied to gayler's discussion 'Over night O2 level' in the group Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
"Paula, you are a found of information!!!!"
Dec 5, 2011
Ox Drover replied to gayler's discussion 'Over night O2 level' in the group Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
"The night of my first sleep study I got 3 hours of sleep with the machine and I felt better the next morning than I had in 10 years! !!!!!! More energy and less head aches. Now if I were to try to sleep without the machine I will wake up with a head…"
Dec 5, 2011
Ox Drover replied to Jim's discussion 'Out of body feeling while sleeping' in the group Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
"Jim, I just saw your post, sorry I'm a month in answering your question. There are several possible reasons for FATIGUE which it sounds to me like you have, and can be some other health problem, such as diabetes, heart problems, lung problems…"
Dec 5, 2011
Ox Drover replied to gayler's discussion 'Over night O2 level' in the group Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
"Yes, that would be detrimental. If you lungs consistently don't get enough oxygen it causes them to starve for oxygen in order to work, and they become "leathery" which causes more lack of oxygen. Lack of oxygen in your lungs causes…"
Dec 5, 2011
Ox Drover commented on Craig's group 'Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)'
"Well, the machine that they "fixed" (read: changed out another part on) has started giving problems again. It shuts off suddenly, or turns on by itself during the day. They changed out the humidifier unit and the power cord (with the box…"
Sep 21, 2011
Ox Drover commented on Craig's group 'Diabetics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)'
"Welcome Patty, getting used to the machine can be difficult for some folks, but the PAY OFF for doing so is that you will FEEL MUCH BETTER. I suggest that you wear the mask some time during the day, just put it on and adjust the straps so that it is…"
Sep 21, 2011

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Posted on December 5, 2010 at 6:20pm 12 Comments

I'm a retired advanced practice nurse who did most if not all of the diabetes education for the clinics where I worked before my retirement. I loved workin with my diabetic patients and even the non-compliant ones were a challenge for me and I loved getting that HA1C down. Even when the ADA said a HA1C of 7 was "good" I wanted my patients to do better and was always striving to get them to meet the goals we set.

The most challenging patient I ever had was a young man who was…

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At 8:01am on April 16, 2011, Yadie said…
Hi! I actually don't have a cat (landlord doesn't allow me to) not sure why it seems like I'm still in that group. Well I've been living in New Jersey for the past 4 years and I was in Puerto Rico before that. The one pet I do have is an aquatic turtle. He's a 3 year old Red-eared slider named Hunter.
At 5:13pm on December 6, 2010, melindalaw said…
You are an inspiration. I know I should do half the things you do, like logging my food, and really fine tuning my exercise so I can see exactly what is going on. I know the key to understanding how our bodies work with diabetes is to log. I just have to get focused and do it. Thank you for an inspiring story. It really helps to hear.
At 5:54pm on December 5, 2010, Linda G said…
True isn't it....it's one thing to teach it, quite another thing to follow your own advice!!!
Take care and keep in touch!
linda
At 8:48am on December 5, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR AWESOME FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 7:35am on December 5, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 7:59pm on December 4, 2010, Linda G said…
Your diagnosis date is still recent....how's it all going?
Is that you in the pic? Are you an interpreter at a pioneer museum?

Welcome home!
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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