Went to see my primary doctor yesterday for a check-up and talk about the lab work I had done last week. While there, I mentioned I’d had a sleep study that showed I have sleep apnea, and subsequently started using a CPAP machine a month ago. I expressed concerns I’ve also shared in here. As the conversation continued, I discovered he is also a CPAP user, and shared insights as well as encouragement as I continue moving toward better sleep on a more consistent basis.
Talk about leveling the doctor-patient field! The conversation was positive in all the ways it could have been. I left the office with a new shot of determination to give this treatment everything I’ve got. I have so much to lose if I don’t, and everything to gain if I do, but I already knew that. It helps to put things into perspective again when treatment appears to not be going well.