Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, November 18, 2010


We shared a belated birthday celebration for my spouse last week. My sister and bil joined us at a local casino for a All-you-can-eat Alaskan King Crab Legs. It was a perfect feast.

Sunday we shared more legs with my sister and bil at their home. We had delicious smoked chicken legs.

Enough about legs but NEVER enough legs:)

The doctor called Thursday night and told me that I have severe sleep apnea. I stop breathing on an average of 57 times an hour which anything above 30 is very dangerous. The technologist last Sunday could not control it with the air mask they used so I have to do another study in order to determine what will work best. The doctor said that even though I have probably had this for a very long time, now that we are aware of it we must proceed quickly. Until the next study I am supposed to sleep under oxygen which I can do because Ron has lots here for me to borrow:) While there are many things that cause sleep apnea, a major cause is weight. My cardiologist ordered the study because he believes I cannot lose weight because I am too tired all the time and once I start getting undisturbed sleep I will have more get-up-and-go.

Lots of things are getting done around our home. The rocks and overgrowth are being bulldozed out of our woods. Our front porch has been completed and the utility room is finally moving along smartly. It is looking beautiful.

BOA Grand National Second Place Winners -- THE PRIDE OF BROKEN ARROW HIGH SCHOOL BAND. They went to the Grand Nationals hoping to make one of the top 12 positions in the Finals. Imagine their delight in taking overall Second place. CONGRATULATIONS!


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Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I'm so glad you got a diagnosis so that you can start the road to feeling better. My sister's life is so much better now that she's sleeping with oxygen.

Lynn said...

So you don't realize you are waking up so many times? That is amazing you have been able to function at all. I hope they can find a solution for you quickly.

kenju said...

I know that losing weight will help the apnea. We have a young friend who had a bad case of it and after he started running and lost 90 lbs., he didn't have to use the Cpap any longer. Then, he injured his knee and couldn't run - put the weight back on and now he's on the Cpap again. I hope they find something that works well for you!

TALON said...

King crab legs - one of my favorites. Looks scrumptious!

Wow - 57 times an hour! That's like zero rest. I'm so glad you know what's up now, Annie, so you can start getting the rest you need. You'll feel amazing when you start getting some proper rest.

Ralph said...

Crab legs and chicken legs - you can't go wrong with either one. Hope you get that sleep apnea under control soon.

Scarlet Ily said...

I haven't had breakfast or lunch today and all this talk about crab and chicken legs has me starving! I'm glad you were able to go out and have some fun! As for the sleep apnea, it sounds serious (I don't know much about it...but my son was on a sleep apnea monitor as an infant due to severe acid reflex). I hope you get some answers soon, my friend. Take good care, Chica!

LL Cool Joe said...

And I thought I slept badly! That must be a nightmare. I really hope they can find a way of improving you nights sleep. I only sleep for 4 hours a night but that's to do with panic attacks etc. I'm used to it now, but it's no fun at all!

Grammie said...

Wow...those crab legs made my mouth water!!! Dave and I love, love, love them!!!

Another wow for your 57 times an hour of not breathing ! I hope that you are able to get a great night's sleep soon with the help of the oxygen. Good luck with that...and take care.

Riot Kitty said...

Yikes! Good luck with the sleep stuff. Glad Ron had lots of legs for his ;)

Tabor said...

I am sure you are glad that you went through with the study and I have often heard it is linked to weight issues. My husband had sleep apnea after some spine surgery years ago and it scared the s**t out of me. He would stop breathing for 60 seconds sometimes.

Quilly said...

Once I got my CPAP I lost 35 pounds with very little effort involved. My doc said there were two reasons for that; more sleep = more energy and when the body isn't getting enough rest energy, it craves more food energy, so your appetite will go down when your sleep increases.

Don't think that losing the weight will necessarily eliminate the CPAP. I still use mine and it had been years. The only time it is really a pain is when we travel and I have to lug it around.

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds like you have a good doctor there. sandie

JeanMac said...

All the best with your treatment.crab legs, yum!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Looks like a great crab leg party (None for me thanks- no seafood!)

Glad you're getting good doctor help- can't imagine such disturbed sleeptime- wow! Hope the dreaming gets dreamier very soon!

Awesome the band got 2nd!!!

Pat said...

Good luck with the investigations.
Those crab legs look divine never mind how they tasted!