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Time Out

fluoroscan Well, it’s all done.  My wrist upgrade is complete, and all that’s left is for it to heal.  As you can see on the right, a chunk of bone was taken from my radius to graft in to my scaphoid (no, that flat spot in the bone to the right isn’t normal).  All in all everything is going well.  I’m in a fair amount of pain and discomfort because I have a habit of taking myself off the prescribed pain medication well before I’ve used even half of it, but that’s usually how I tend to do things.  It’s all pretty manageable on acetaminophen anyway, and once I’m a little more resilient to the random small bumps I’ll be clear to fly without having to get stuff out of my system.   After the break is a shot of my wrist I took last night.  The stitches are out and I’m in a brace now, but the picture is locked away for those who don’t want blood and guts with their normal feeds.

The last time I got up was still the stage check, and other than reading blogs, news feeds and daydreaming I’ve kind of called a time out on aviation stuff.  I had one flight booked for Father’s Day, but it was scrubbed due to a faulty starter, and my surgery was a few days later.  Dad’s day we had brunch at the Runway Grill though, and got to watch all the traffic taking off and landing (not to mention a fantastic view of the flatirons).  My nephew and grandfather-in-law had a blast watching everything.  Next time I get up, it sounds like we will probably do some air work with my instructor on the throttle, and my right hand on the yoke.  I’m sure that will be a faster transition than me not flying at all for eight weeks.  We’ve got a vacation coming up and there’s so much to do it’ll be at least another week and a half before I can get up in the air.  I’ve ordered the Second Edition of Rod Machado’s book (now in hard cover), and am eager to see what he has to say about GPS and some other new stuff that’s available.  Even though it’s big and heavy I’ll probably lug it with us on vacation and call it time in on the aviation study.  If I consider it leisure time during the working weeks, I can still call it the same on off weeks, right?

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June 27th, 2008 Posted by | Flying, Leisure |

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