It was raining today down at the airport, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to fly, but we did go up — there was a cloud layer blocking the sun and with no wind or turbulence I think it was the calmest day I’ve ever flown on. Today was more spins and spirals which are a ton of fun. I was in a lot of pain yesterday and today when I got up, but going flying got my mind off it and made me feel much better. I feel very comfortable in spirals and pretty much all aspects of flying, but I’m very sloppy when it comes to proper protocols (checks, radio work, etc.) so I really have to focus on the “boring” end of things so I can write my student/radio tests and get ready for my full license test.
I’m working as fast as I can on the license, having a surgery coming up (biopsy on my legs), as well as what I think will be a very unpleasant week or two in the hospital as they shift me over not to methadone as originally planned but Subutex (buprenorphine). It interacts badly with the opioids that I’m currently prescribed, so they have to put me through full withdrawal, and as you can imagine I’m not looking forward to that one bit. For me this is for pain treatment, but it’s commonly used for heroin addiction and so on a la methadone — if anyone has gone through this process — for either pain or for addiction — please drop me a line by email or friend me on facebook (but include a note so I know who you are), as I’d like to hear firsthand what to expect.
I still can’t believe I’m colorblind by the way. I am sure that I can see all the colors… I think it’s just some neurological problem I have with the Ishihara tests. I’m sure in some ways that is bad too, but won’t stop me from flying at night at least!