Face shapers and rubber hoses?! What kind of torture is this?
Does anyone remember Welcome Back Kotter? The old 70s sitcom set in a high school classroom with a very (very) young John Travolta?
One of the characters, I think his name was Horshack, used to use the phrase "up your nose with a rubber hose" when somebody said something he didn't like (or something like that).
THAT, my friends, is what popped into my head when I saw the tweet "Price Cut! 10 Foot Extra Long CPAP Hose with Rubber Ends."
I don't meant to make fun of the sleep apnea afflicted, truly I don't, but sometimes CPAP stuff just makes me giggle. I mean, who wouldn't want their very own ten foot rubber hose to sleep with? I know I'm jealous.
The other CPAP related tidbit that had us chuckling here at HME News world headquarters: a study that finds CPAP masks may change the shape of a patient's face. The cartoon possibilities that could have created for us, if only we'd known in time. When patients complain the mask is uncomfortable, I guess they aren't kidding.
With news like this, it's really impressive that providers can get any of their patients compliant—even without the threat of a rubber hose.