It's a definite, I have no chance at completing my IR prior to my surgery date. It looks to be a gorgeous day outside and here I sit typing on the stinking computer. I'm self grounding for my sickness and the medicine I'm taking. The Doc has me taking Avelox 400 antibiotic, it really kills the infection but leaves me feeling lightheaded. With moments of feeling lightheaded and if I bend over I feel down right dizzy, I figure it's a safe bet to hang up the airplane keys and work on getting better. The priority is to be ready for surgery so that is what I am trying to focus on.
I also had to stop taking Advil for any pain relief to remove the blood thinner factor. Instead I was given some new fangled patch to put on for twelve hour intervals. Lidoderm is the product name and it basically numbs the area where you apply the stick-on patch.
I hope to be back in the cockpit by early June, two months post hip revision. At least there are some fellow pilots I know who blog and I can fly/live through their postings and keep in contact with aviation, and get my fix. I'm going to have to work on Mary to see if she'll drive me to Kay's to meet the North East Flyers group for breakfast in two weeks.....which will roll right into my plea to attend the Wings Fly-B-Q.
I'll post again after my surgery, until then, Fly Safe!