On top of my COPD I have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, according to the sleep study I recently had I " stop breathing" on average 18 times an hour! Well yesterday I went to the hospital to be fitted with a CPAP machine. Last night was my first night of using it, can't say I had a good nights sleep, but hey I will try again tonight, I know it will take a lot of getting used to but if it makes me less tired during the day then it is worth it. Saying that I won't wear it tomorrow night as back to the hospital I go this time to be fitted with a 24 hour blood pressure monitor, I think having both of these machines going at the same time will make my blood pressure rise!! Then back to the hospital the next day to have the BP machine removed, I can't say that they are not looking after me but sometimes it gets a bit too much, at the moment my feet and lower legs are swollen and the water tablets don't seem to be making any difference apart from extra trips to the loo. I am trying my hardest to stay positive but what with the COPD, the sleep apnea and now problems with my heart it is so difficult to stay positive and I think I just have one if those days when I feel a bit sorry for myself.
Well I feel a little better now I have got that off my chest! Take care everyone xx