As the days roll on I sit and wonder just how long it will take to shed the rust and once again be comfortable in the cockpit. The last time I went through this was back in July of 2009 following my hip revision. Back then it took flight time around the pattern with some take-offs and landings. I was quickly right back in the groove. I hope it's the same with 08Romeo next weekend.
My full weight bearing has been a slow and steady process. Initially I wasn't supposed to start until April but the Doc said my fusion was looking great and he let me get started in March. Here we are, almost the end of April and I'm still using a single crutch to help get around. I have full motion as if pushing on the accelerator just very limited side to side movement. This means I still can walk with a normal gait. Thinking back, as bad as my hip revision surgery was, with the fractured femur, I was back to work and I was flying in ninety days. Honestly, I'm ready to throw this last crutch in the bay and climb aboard 08Romeo!
I wanted to thank the folks who follow my blog for checking in. I appreciate the emails, text messages and the private messages on Facebook and flying forums. I can't wait to be posting about flying and finally getting to use my Christmas gift, the Garmin VIRB XE.