Jan 30, 2010 - 10:33 am
After reading posts looking for SmithMama2 (Welcome back, Karen) I was wondering if others have been bothered with sleep apnea after treatment and if it calmed itself as time passed or if the cpap turned out to be necessary.
My husband is 4 1/2 months out of treatment and has sleep apnea something fierce. As a light sleeping wife I thought he had it before treatment but could never convince him that he should have sleep studies. Now it is at his suggestion. Next Friday he goes in for his first consultation. He still is bothered with the ropy phlegm but not nearly as bad as during and immediately after treatment. His ENT says there is still a lot of post-radiation scaring and inflammation of this air passages. It is his PCP who has suggested the sleep studies and while I trust him implicitly with our health care I don't know if he is as versed in HNC as our ENT.
This board has been such a great help through out this horrific time and I want to thank you all for your many suggestions and comments. If anyone has experienced sleep apnea I hope you have time to make comments.