Bob Rutan’s Notebook: Never Too Late
Helen is 90 yrs. old. She lives independently, is in good health, still drives and enjoys life. Helen also has Sleep Apnea her story shows its never too late. This is her story.
In 2008 her new husband suggested that she have a sleep test since she was always tired, snored and stopped breathing at night. With a test result of OSA, Helen decided that she wasn’t too old to try something new and began her CPAP therapy. Up to this point her story sounds like thousands of others, however there was one difference. Helen had been given a sample of a new product called RemZzzs® to try out, with strict instructions not to talk about using the product. “This is in a testing phase,” she was told.
After 3 weeks her therapist called, “Are you experiencing any problems, like air leaks or discomfort?” Helen’s reply of “I am sleeping like a baby” was met by a long ‘p a u s e’ before the therapist asked, “Are you SURE you’re wearing your mask each night?” Months later while visiting the medical supply center where Helen was a patient, the story was told
about 90 yr old Helen, who reported “no problems” to her Therapist. Everyone decided that she was either not using the CPAP equipment…or that she was somewhat senile! This gave the opportunity to share with the Therapist and staff the real reason for Helen’s immediate success and compliance with CPAP therapy. She had used a RemZzzs® mask liner from day one.
Now, 6 years later Helen continues to thrive…feeling, looking and acting like a much younger woman. How do I know so much about this lady, you may ask? Helen is my mother-in-law. I am thankful and blessed to have her with us still. CPAP therapy with RemZzzs® has made all the difference. It is never too late.