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by Randy1958 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 04:42 PM
Periodcially, during the night, my wife will wake up, and sometimes I stop breathing for about ten, fifteen seconds, then she'll nudge me, I change positions and begin breathing (rather, in my case, snoring . . . following my surgery in February, I stopped snoring, though recently it's started up again . . . from what I've heard I can shake the paint off the walls). She mentioned this to the doctor last Thursday, so he's enrolling me in a sleep study. I've been comparing notes with another brain tumor victim and she said the same thing happened to her. Anyone else out there having sleep issues?
by dmercer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 05:24 PM
Yes. I have never regained my energy since my surgery and treatments (Surgery 2 years ago, radiation 1.5 years, chemo ended 8 months ago. My doctor enrolled me in a sleep study to see if this was the problem. I did one study, then another with the CPAP machine. They found I have mild apnea so I've been using the machine for a few months now. I must admit, I haven't been that consistent with it. So far I can't tell any difference in my energy level.
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