Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Endoscope Done

Today, the IFR Pilot willingly allowed the doctor to shove a camera down his throat into his stomach to take pictures. That's right, boys and girls, the follow-up endoscope was done. Please note that the doctor previously told the IFR Pilot he was healed and didn't need this procedure. But, per the FAA's Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners, the IFR Pilot needs "Radiographic or endoscopic evidence that the ulcer is healed" in order to reclaim his medical.

The only question now is whether the IFR Pilot will be required to finish out the six-month period of stability normally required after an ulcer with a history of bleeding. Mine are fully healed and I've finished the required regimen of medication. So, let's hope that's enough to get back to PIC status. I'll be calling AOPA tomorrow for some help.

In the meantime, JP and I are going flying on Friday in 78S if Momma Nature cooperates. Will be nice to get back to flying her, that's fo' shizzle, my nizzle.

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