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December 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm #83506Re: Wet Room & Super Loos
I had my bathroom done last year – the floor is really non slip and looks nice – don’t know what they call it but the OT recommended it for me (about the only good thing she recommended but that’s another story!!!). It’s not exactly a wet room – whole floor is non slip stuff that can get wet but shower end is sectioned off with a curtain. The shower end has some gradient towards the plug but not a lot – I get round that becuase there is a pump which is activated by water flowing through the plug hole and pumps the waste water away to prevent flooding – it works really well and may be a solution if you don’t cope well with gradients. The pump itself is a bit larger than a kettle and in my case it is in my wardrobe (!) because the wall my shower is on backs onto my bedroom and there is a built in wardrobe the other side – I’m not sure where it’s intended to go normally.
Hope this helpsDecember 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm #77983Re: POLL – Non-invasive Ventilation
Re the humidifier – I would say that if you don’t need it it’s handy not to have to have yet another power point in use and not to have to bother filling it. I have tended to not use it but am now diligently using it every night as have had problems with shooting pains in my teeth which between myself and my dentist we have diagnosed as sensitive teeth exacerbated by the drying effect of dry air getting to my teeth – the humidifier definitely helps prevent it. If it wasn’t for my teeth I wouldn’t bother with it except for when I have a cold when it def helps.
I have had an issue with a runny nose – not a cold, just an annoying tendency to increased drippage – it doesn’t happen all the time but def wasn’t this frequent before NIV started. Don’t think humidification makes a differnce. Assume it’s just due to increased irritation in nasal passages.
I have an LTR swift resmed mask – nasal pillows. Not perfect but not bad and big bonus is I can put it on myself – I was really worried about that when I was first told I needed NIV as I live on my own and have not had need of a care package so far….December 9, 2011 at 5:31 pm #82425Re: NIV / Respiratory forum board?
Am new on here but use NIV and had some issues with my teeth – have seen a dentist and think am at the bottom of it all now but would have found a specific board really helpful and would be v happy to share my own experiences on it.
I use a discussion forum run by my professional organisation and there are a lot of subject specific sections. They may not get used super regularly but they are the first place I’d go if I had a specific question that I wondered if it had been discussed by others. New sections are added from time to time if something gets raised quite regularly on the general bit.