Since I got my CPAP machine, I've started noticing how many other people have them as well. How do I know? This unassuming grey bag.
I notice at least one such bag every time I'm in an airport. It's possible I saw such bags before, but since I didn't know what was in them, I didn't think much of them. Now, because I carry one of these bags myself when I travel, I know.
This morning I encountered someone someone right in front of me in the TSA line. He saw my bag and said "better make sure we don't get our CPAPs mixed up." Agreed, that would be an unpleasant surprise.
We exchanged a few pleasantries and comments about how CPAP haas made sleeping easier. He also called out the type of machine I had:
"A REMstar, right?""Yup," I said.
It's like being in an exclusive club. Granted it's not a club most people would want to be a part of, but if I have to have one, I might as well embrace it.