justtrish wrote:Finished with Step 2 of my journey towards the machine.
I visited an ENT who said that everything looks perfect in my Ears/Nose/Throat and that he doesn't see that my soft palate is flabby nor do I have a large uvula. What he does notice is that I have a small mouth, something my dentists has mentioned all my life, and that my tongue is too big for it and this is what probably is causing the apnea. He doesn't recommend any kind of surgery for me, not now nor in the future. Any kind of surgery to reduce the tongue would come back and bite me later when I grew older because the tongue, like any other muscle, atrophies and would reduce size on its own. Any intervention might cause problems with swallowing in my elder years.
Well, already I have more information about my condition, so the visit was certainly worth it.
So now I am wondering if I should try sleeping on my stomach and maybe my tongue won't collapse so far back? I mean this only until I get the machine of course.
Step 3 is a visit to a REAL Pulmonologist next Thursday. I'm still dumping the DO.
My two cents
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