Concerned I may have Sleep Apnea 

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There’s already a great deal in my plate and it’s like the shit keeps piling on. I understand that I snore on occasion, especially when I’m stuffy. 

While at my doctor’s appointment, my doctor asked me about sleep apnea. She asked if I snore at all and I said on occasion. As far as I know, that’s the truth. It’s never been a concern before. 

With my weight, there is some concern that it may be a problem already or in the future. 

This morning, Lizze told me that she was noticing that I would stop breathing during the night. My instinctive reaction is that I’m not having any issues related to sleep apnea. At the same time however, I don’t want to simply dismiss this either. 



I’m feeling stressed out even more than before because I obviously don’t want to have sleep apnea. 

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  • kimmy gebhardt says:

    Rob, you know I’m not one for sugar-coating and this comment won’t be the exception. You need to get your weight moving in the right direction and you need to do it NOW. My mother was terribly overweight for years. I did everything I could to help and encourage her to lose weight and she ‘wasn’t ready’ or was going to ‘start tomorrow’. Tomorrow never came because she had a massive heart attack and I sat next to her and watched her die. You need to get your shit together and stop making excuses and lose the weight before your kids have to watch you die. If something happens to you, your entire family is fucked. Plain and simple. Lizze will not be able to maintain that house and family if you’re not there. I get that stress isn’t something that you can just wish away, but you can make other positive changes that will help, mostly with your diet. You initially started this weight loss journey back in December but only stick to it sporadically. You need to find it in yourself to get in front of this because your body is going to break down and you’re doing to die young. That is simply a fact.

  • kimmy gebhardt says:

    I would not be at all surprised if you do have sleep apnea. Every person I know who has it tends to be overweight and has a lot of extra weight in their neck like you do. I have a couple of family members who had the masks and were able to stop using them once they lost weight, so that should be something else to motivate you.

  • kimmy gebhardt says:

    Rob, you know I’m not one for sugar-coating and this comment won’t be the exception. You need to get your weight moving in the right direction and you need to do it NOW. My mother was terribly overweight for years. I did everything I could to help and encourage her to lose weight and she ‘wasn’t ready’ or was going to ‘start tomorrow’. Tomorrow never came because she had a massive heart attack and I sat next to her and watched her die. You need to get your shit together and stop making excuses and lose the weight before your kids have to watch you die. If something happens to you, your entire family is fucked. Plain and simple. Lizze will not be able to maintain that house and family if you’re not there. I get that stress isn’t something that you can just wish away, but you can make other positive changes that will help, mostly with your diet. You initially started this weight loss journey back in December but only stick to it sporadically. You need to find it in yourself to get in front of this because your body is going to break down and you’re doing to die young. That is simply a fact.

  • kimmy gebhardt says:

    I would not be at all surprised if you do have sleep apnea. Every person I know who has it tends to be overweight and has a lot of extra weight in their neck like you do. I have a couple of family members who had the masks and were able to stop using them once they lost weight, so that should be something else to motivate you.