Originally Posted by BeckyPie7
I must have been in a real panic that night because I usually just take the mask off. I don't even remember doing it.
As for changing the mask. I can't. This is costing me an arm and a leg already. Insurence didn't cover the whole thing the way they said they would. Ugh. This is frustrating. I'm sorry to vent.
No apologies needed for venting...we've been there and have a good idea of what it's like. But keep with it as there is a learning curve and it's worth the trouble.
I used to whip my mask off at night, too. Once I lept out of bed after doing so only to "land" on my mask. FYI, they break if they're stood on,
. And kitties can reduce your pressures by playing "let's poke our claws in the hose".
I'm totally without insurance and a job so I've learned to shop around for masks, hoses, filters, gel inserts, etc. There is a tremendous difference in prices out there. When I had insurance, the ins. company payed I believe about $75 for my hose. I got the same identical hose delivered to my doorstep for $9.99! So don't let those initial costs scare you...once you find something that works (because I would suggest you use the consulting services of a respiratory therapist until you find something that works), you can save yourself a BUNDLE of money by shopping around.
PS As far as your insurance goes, ask the hme to resubmit the claim. It may be they didn't file it correctly and you will be refunded some money. If that doesn't work, complaints can be filed with the state insurance regulatory commission or with the consumer protection agency...if they said they'd pay, they should pay.