One of the nice ladies at the Sleep Center had told me to call her last Friday. I did and she told me she types up the notes after it is dictated by the doctor. She told me she would call me to let me know if I did have sleep apnea and would have to come back. I had explained to her I have to change health care companies and my doctor wanted me to use my current health plan to do the sleep studies because the sleep centers on the other health plan are conducted at motels and are not as nice. She did not call me Friday, so I called her yesterday.
She told me I had "moderate" sleep apnea and she had just faxed the doctor's notes to my primary care doctor. When I called his office, the gal told me he would contact me in a couple of days. I reminded her, the doctor had wanted me to use this sleep center and I was changing health plans in January. I will call them back if I don't hear anything by tomorrow.
I am really surprised I have sleep apnea. I didn't think I did. Pretty scary. My husband is convinced he has it, but will not go to the sleep center because he could not stand all the paraphernalia one has to wear for the test. I am apprehensive as I am claustrophobic and if they are going to have me wear a mask, I may just have to decline and then run on a treadmill daily to loose this weight around my middle and around my neck!