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  #111  
Old 11-14-2013, 08:45 AM
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Hi Bob, I have been following your plight with a little bit of "so sorry but thank god its not me" attitude. Today when I checked in I was so very impressed, and more importantly, encouraged by your attitude and determination. Please keep pushing to get back into the sky, you are acting as a trail blazer for many of us who have those same "FAA fears".

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Old 11-14-2013, 09:37 AM
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Never say never.
My hopes are with you, Bob.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:31 PM
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I had the gentamicin procedure 10 days ago. So far. So good. That is to say, the brain did not like having balance nerves in one ear killed off. After 5 days, I had a vicious vertigo attack. The neurotologist assured me this is normal and will subside as the brain, eyes, joints, and remaining good ear learn to compensate. And, indeed, I am feeling better and going back to work after a couple of weeks off.

So, in effect, I've reset the 6.month clock for seeking special issuance and feel pretty good about things. Hearing in the bad ear is gone for good, though. I'm going to need a good ANR headset.

The plane goes to the paint shop on April 15th so we're keeping hope alive for now.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:43 PM
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And dont forget to wright your state Rep.

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Old 12-14-2013, 05:20 PM
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...snip the medical science...


The plane goes to the paint shop on April 15th so we're keeping hope alive for now.

Please share the paint scheme Bob. I hope I didn't miss anything.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:52 PM
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Glad to hear the medical report. There's a ton of us out here pulling for you!
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:57 PM
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Bob, I'm glad you continue to soldier on and have not given up hope!

As for paint, Vlad only asked because he's not completely sure what "paint" really is.

The rest of us are interested in the paint scheme as further inspiration !
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:22 PM
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Please share the paint scheme Bob. I hope I didn't miss anything.
If you go to the blog and scroll down to "Own This Airplane," you can see the inspiration for it although I have not yet worked with the designers yet on the upgraded RV version.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:22 AM
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If you go to the blog and scroll down to "Own This Airplane," you can see the inspiration for it although I have not yet worked with the designers yet on the upgraded RV version.

Neat idea. There is an RV in Finland carrying those green lines on polished aluminum looks great.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:35 AM
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I had the gentamicin procedure 10 days ago. So far. So good. That is to say, the brain did not like having balance nerves in one ear killed off. After 5 days, I had a vicious vertigo attack. The neurotologist assured me this is normal and will subside as the brain, eyes, joints, and remaining good ear learn to compensate. And, indeed, I am feeling better and going back to work after a couple of weeks off.

So, in effect, I've reset the 6.month clock for seeking special issuance and feel pretty good about things. Hearing in the bad ear is gone for good, though. I'm going to need a good ANR headset.

The plane goes to the paint shop on April 15th so we're keeping hope alive for now.
Bob,

I admire you for your commitment to getting your medical back and as one who's been half deaf most of his life and a pilot for some 30-odd years, it's not a big deal...yes, get a good ANR headset and you will be great! I can't wait to hear (so to speak) that you're back in the air! You deserve it!
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