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I actually had a great weekend…

10 May

Friday, they pumped enough fluids through my IV that now I am sitting in my sweet spot of 130/75 blood pressure. I have so much energy when I’m at 130. I feel like I could do anything. They tested my hemoglobin while I was there and it’s back up from taking the medicine. I wasn’t allowed to workout for six weeks because you can’t workout if the hemoglobin is low. So I did a lot of walking on Saturday and I swam a little today. Nothing crazy. I’ve got to slowly get back into shape. But this was a good start. I made lamb and vegetables for dinner with Sunshine cake for dessert. Sunshine cake is orange cake that is made with real orange juice. I also use it in the glaze. I’ve been told to drink orange juice to increase my vitamin C so that the iron absorbs faster when you take it.

We have answers now, so I feel like I can come roaring back and we now have ways of boosting that energy. So I’m feeling pretty good right now. I want to feel like this every day.

I shopped on Saturday. I bought some art and some sundresses because I am so small right now, my clothes weren’t fitting. I had a pair of capris in my closet that I never thought I could fit into because they are 1’s. They fit now. I’ve opted for sundresses because you can put a sweater over it and wear to work or take the sweater off for a date or a night with friends.

I stayed up late and watched SNL on Saturday night and saw the trading platform crash. We were all tuned in because we had our “Doge On.” Serious doggie doo happened for some people Saturday night because they panicked. I increased my spend on Saturday and after the wild ride went down, she comes back up like a roller coaster and I still have everything I put in on Saturday. I am thinking that that investment will make money over the next couple of months.

You know I have a computer science background. In recent months I’ve done my research into the technology behind platforms like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. And then we have Doge – the wild dog to content with.

I had been actively trading crytocuries for a couple of months. To be an active trader takes some work and some strategy. To be an investor and just spread your money out over say four of them is a lot easier. But I did make some fast money by doing the trading. For me, it’s a hobby and a game to play. It moves at a faster pace than the stock market. I’m having great fun with all this. I started with my “funny money” and I want to see what I can turn it into.

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We are in uncharted territory…

07 May

I spent the day in a medical facility for more tests. Here are the results of all the tests from all the days:

I’ve had the CAT SCAN on my head, abdomen, MRI on the Liver, scope on the stomach and the colon. All are negative for signs of bleeding. Everything cleared. Therefore, the conclusion is that the Moderna Vaccine caused the problems.

The Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine 1 destroyed four pints of my blood and after 14 months of high blood pressure sent it down into the 60/40 range. If you don’t have blood, you don’t have blood pressure. I was in the hospital for 4 days because of this and I’m still fatigued.

As hard as it is to fathom that the vaccine created this mess, but it did. I have a blood pressure reader that records to my phone and the day I got the vaccine the numbers began to plummet and they stayed there. It completely reversed itself but low blood pressure and anemia are dangerous things. I went from hypertensive to hypotensive. Remember in April 2020 I spent four days in the hospital for a heart/hypertensive crisis. This was a complete 360.

So now I will see a hematologist because you can imagine I have questions we can’t answer. 1) Is this temporary? 2) Is it permanent? 3) What else do we have to do to treat this? 4) Did it destroy anything else (like Stem cells), platelet, etc. I’ll be surprised if he has an answer to our questions now.

The doctor today told me they are seeing patients who received the vaccine and suddenly have complicated problems.

My primary care physician said this is what we call one of those “rare reactions.” I hope it’s rare for everyone’s sakes. This almost killed me.

I have gotten every vaccine you are supposed to get and never had a problem. Every flu shot, even shingles vaccinations. The one was so rushed, it wasn’t properly tested. That’s the reality.

It also means that I can never get a second dose. So what does that mean for me? Will I ever be able to go back to Europe? Will they ever develop something that is completely different and not related to the vaccinations that are currently on the market.

I don’t know.

Right now my heart feels pretty good because it’s not getting the serious workout it was getting. Will it stay like this and I just have fatigue or will any of this change? We don’t know the answers. We don’t know what’s going to happen.

I have a complete team of doctors at this point. We have four doctors outside of the hospital who have been working on this problem. They don’t know the answers. We are in uncharted territory.

But at least I can be thankful today that I know that I don’t have any cancers in the stomach or color or brain etc. We’ve taken the items off the list.

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There is some gratification in the numbers…

04 May

I may have told you some time ago about a platform I wrote to replace lead generation obtained from Facebook. However, it is not a social platform. Because of the changes to iOS, Facebook and Google will undergo substantial changes and challenges in their businesses this year. I wanted something that was independent of all those companies. In the business in which I am involved, leads turn into sales and it’s all about the leads.

I saw this coming last fall. My challenge and idea was to write something that could generate leads outside of Facebook. It took me 2 months to hand code and to develop it.

This was a project that was controversial from the beginning. I understood right from the beginning what it could be worth to the business we are involved in. Some members of the team, did not and at one point, it was a fight to keep it from being shut down. I never once doubted that I could do this and had they said they didn’t want to do it – I would have done it. I believe in it that much.

At one point, I asked if I could buy my work back. They said, “No” and we continued on.

Today I logged into the reporting panel and I could see that our CPAs were below what we achieved on Facebook. And I think that says something. We hired a Facebook expert in the beginning who had worked for them for 10 years. And then I took over and beat that performance and then we broke up my job and started hiring people so I could do things like build this platform. We even hired an analyst. We have definitely been more successful at Facebook than their prior employees.

So to see CPAs less than what we could achieve on Facebook by building our own lead generation source is in a word at this moment – “gratifying” to say the least.

As a company, you’d be very hard pressed to find another company who could run lead generation as well as we do.

In 30 years of a career, I had never worked with someone I could really learn from until I met one of the partners of this firm. Rather than duplicate one another, our skills compliment one another. Our working relationship has been a successful one. I hope that he has learned as much from me as I learn from him. Sometimes you recognize that you could have the makings of a perfect storm and you’re in it to see what happens.

I just want to get it to the point where we can throw some real fuel on the fire. I want to see how far it can go.

For people who don’t work with lead generation – What does it mean to have a better CPA in this case? It means our own platform is generating better, qualified leads at a better price than we could generate on any other platform. We’re getting the leads and they are converting to sales at a very competitive price.

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My weekend…

01 May

I am spending it at home, which is my favorite place to be.

I am taking it easy while we wait on tests. I went from hypertensive to hypotensive and anemic and we have to find the answer why. I lost a lot of blood but no one knows where it went.

In the meantime I am taking super high doses of a iron medication that function like a blood transfusion each day.

I have four doctors now. One is very suspicious of the first Coronavirus vaccine and fears that it attacked my red blood cells and caused this reaction. We’ve all decided to run all the tests and if they can’t find anything, then look at the vaccine. They feel quite confident that they will find the source of this crazy problem. Unfortunately, I got the call this week that they will not clear me to get the second shot until we know what’s going on. So if we actually find the cause of the missing blood, I would get a booster shot in the fall.

This was not what I wanted obviously. I want to get the tests over with as soon as possible but my blood is not cooperating. They need a blood sample before they can give me anesthesia and I went to 2 labs and no one could get it because my blood volume and pressure are low. That and they blew every vein I had in the hospital. I need at least a week to heal. In the meantime, I am turning my spare time towards investments, cooking, watching some shows and extra sleep.

So this weekend, I am babysitting a computer anyways because I am doing an IP warmup.

My books arrived this week. I wanted the 2 volume 40th anniversary set of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Among the first things I am interested in are the recipes for lamb with sauces and a salmon and mushroom quiche because I love quiche. I adore french food and french cooking.

Right now I am having to increase my intake of red meat in order to boost my blood cells. After they had taken away my salt, caffeine, red meat, etc. with high blood pressure, they are now encouraging it all. I actually feel better today than I did yesterday.

I am looking forward to a nice, relaxed weekend.

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We’re trying to solve it…

28 Apr

After a boost coming out of the hospital, my energy is taking a hit.

I saw the cardiologist yesterday and we are rushing to get tests over the next couple of weeks because I’ve swung to hyptotensive, which is more dangerous than hypertensive.

The reality is he said this is, “a disaster waiting to happen.”

I know. I’m aware of that. But until I have all my appointments and tests then I am putting one foot in front of the other and this show goes on.

The last two days, I wrote the 30 page brand book for the client I am working with because there needs to be a document that can outlive me in case of disaster. You know I’ve written many brand books in my day. Every company needs one.

You’ve probably seen some of the business risks I’ve taken in my life and of course you know I fly – I am not a panicker. I’ll do what I’ve got to do, but mentally the work is good for me while I wait to get my answers. They are hoping to solve this somehow. I wish that could be true, but I don’t know if it can be done. We’ll see. But I know this, I’ve been more right than some of the doctors. At this point, we all know we are probably dealing with more than a heart and blood pressure problem.

In a lot of ways, living through something like an aviation engine failure is good training for handling the worst in life. It’s my job to keep everybody safe and that means drowning out the noise and focusing on what I’ve got to do. I’ve lived through a few Internet disasters that were other companies that affected me. The same mentality kicks in.

My former college students probably remember the day that a student threatened to shoot everybody. I kept my head about me and everybody got out just fine. That was a day to remember wasn’t it?

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Martha Stewart’s Business Book & The Pool

25 Apr

It was a gorgeous day. I packed up a lunch and some icy drinks and went to the pool.

I started reading “The Martha Rules – 10 Essentials for Achieving Success as You Start, Build or Manage a Business.” This is the book that she wrote while she was in prison. You gotta love Martha.

There hasn’t been anything in the book that I don’t know but it’s Martha and she’s just such an easy and enjoyable read.

The are redoing the golf courses right now. The pool has a view of the courses and the lake. I never lay in the sun. I am always looking for the chair with shade.

I started the day off on one side of the pool because of the shade. That’s the Cabana house on the right….

I was there so long I had to move to the other side of the pool….

You have to love it because it ends up being so private because there’s no one here but me for the day.

It’s such a perfect day when I get to go. I always tell myself the same thing, “You need to do this more often. This is paradise.”

The water was the perfect temperature today.

Then I went home and baked one of my crustless quiches for breakfast for the week. I make it lowfat as well.

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I read the articles about Disney employees and tattoos

25 Apr

And who do you think pioneered the concept of a theme park where the employees could show their tattoos?

I remember 2007 and 2008 when Disney employees basically looked at our theme park (Hard Rock Park) with their mouths open. Yes, we were rebels of the industry and we dared to push the lines.

But my, how you’ve come around to our thinking.

It all goes back to the most important phrase of all – Love All Serve All. I don’t care what business you own, you’ll have a better one if you learn to take that phrase to heart and make it part of every action and interaction that you have.

It is about accepting the individual for who and what they are. It is about Love and Service to Others.

We were ahead of our time on some many items. But this was one that has taken the world a long time to begin to understand that we were right.

And, just to add the context, I tell you all this as someone who has no tattoos. But the sentiment is not about my personal preference. It’s to celebrate the individual in all of us.

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Went to dinner with a friend last night…

24 Apr

It was so nice. I need to raise my hemoglobin so I had a burger called a “Damn Good Burger.” I just had to eat it. It was a fun place.

It’s nice to get out again.

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Fair Weathered Friends…

23 Apr

I need to spend some time this weekend reflecting on a group of “Fair Weather Friends.”

They only seem to want to be around for the parties and the dinners and the good times in life. Or when they need something for their businesses.

That’s not actually my definition of a friend. I was certainly raised different.

During COVID, people have used it as an excuse to forget their manners if they ever had any.

They did not send flowers, they did not send get well cards, they did not call to check in.

I am inclined at the moment to say that I no longer need those kinds of people in my life. I don’t care for Fair Weather Friends. I’ll give it a good weekend of reflection.

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I felt a lot better today…

22 Apr

The pills the hospital pharmacy gave me have kicked in. I felt so much better today. I have my energy back. I think the pills worked better than the IVs. I went back to work yesterday and my Mom went back to South Carolina yesterday. The whole time she was here she just camped out in my condo while I was in the hospital. It wasn’t exactly the long weekend we had planned. At least one of us got a vacation.

I still don’t want to wear long sleeves as I don’t want anything touching my arms. They are black and blue from all the IV lines and blood draws from the four days. It will take a few days to heal.

Because I was in the hospital for 4 days, I didn’t have a chance to get my nails done. I stopped tonight after work. My little lovely Asian ladies have been doing my nails for 4 years. The mall was supposed to be closing but they took me any ways. I am so thankful to my little angels. One of my favorite things to do is to get my nails done. I don’t wear polish on my hands (just a manicure) but I do wear polish on my toes.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking me today.

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I went back to the office today

21 Apr

I’m home from the hospital so I went back to the office today. I’ll be scheduling all my follow up doctor’s visits this week.

I got my house put back to normal and everything unpacked. It’s always good to be home. I love my redesign.

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I get to go home!

19 Apr

I am being discharged and get to go home tonight. I passed my CT Scan. They are going to send me home with pills rather than IV. That’s great news.

I am looking forward to being home.

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They aren’t letting me go

18 Apr

Here’s what’s going on.

I am bleeding from somewhere but they just don’t know where. They are wondering if it’s in the head. I wonder that too as that’s actually my worst fear.

So we’re going to do a CAT scan tonight to hopefully answer that question once and for all.

I’ve always gotten headaches when the blood pressure swings high or low and God knows it’s done it’s share of swinging this week. Yes, I still have the headache. But it could just be a headache caused by the blood pressure.

There’s only one way to find out so let’s do it and get it off of everyone’s minds.

So I’m still here.

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And maybe not…

18 Apr

A doctor just came in and said they don’t like the way my blood is trending so they want to do one more test and depending on that test they will decide if they will release me.

I am wondering if I am going to have to run my office from a hospital bed tommorow.

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I am supposed to be getting out of here today…

18 Apr

Everything stabilized and because I seem to be all over the place with BP – low, high and no way to predict. We decided to try to error on the high side. So while I thought we would drop all the medications, we are going to drop one and try to get it back up. It does what it wants to do when it wants to do it. I wish it were predictable but it is not.

I have been in this bed for too long and now it’s managed to throw my back out. I’ve never done that before but it’s quite painful because it’s pinching. I wish my desk at work raised like my desk at home.

There’s a whole list of doctors for me to see as follow up when I get out. I hate it but that’s the way it is.

So I spent my entire vacation except for one day – in the hospital. This was not my idea of vacation. This was supposed to have been a vacation with my mother.

That’s the update. Still in the hospital and waiting to get out of here. Hopefully, it will be soon.

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They are going to keep me another night in the hospital

17 Apr

I’ll be in the hospital another night.

My cardiology group came and did a very thorough exam.

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Update

17 Apr

I consider it a successful night when you don’t have a code. So, in my book last night wasn’t bad.

My BP went low as it has been doing. They gave me IV antibiotics all night because the fluids will raise your blood pressure. And they gave a shot to prevent blood clots. My top BP number was up to 103 this morning.

My cardiologist is supposed to come and see me today. They had to take his heart monitor off in order to use theirs.

I’ll be interested to hear what he says. Is this all because of the vaccine or is this something else?

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I am in the hospital again

16 Apr

I am in the hospital for low blood pressure.

I haven’t been well since I got the coronavirus vaccine. I’m just not sure if the problem started the day before or the next day.

But if you look at my blood pressure meter, there was a definite drop and it stayed dropped. Like over 85 points per day

This morning my blood pressure was 60/40. It’s a little better this evening 85/43. I don’t know how it will be tonight.

The reason I suspect the vaccine has something to do with is because I have a super immunity and the stronger your immune system, then, the bigger the problems can be. Low blood pressure is a severe reaction to the Moderna Coronavirus vaccine. I’m just not sure because I had low blood pressure the night before the vaccine but I think the vaccine made it worse.

They had to take off the heart monitor I was wearing and put the hospital’s heart monitor on.

I’m hoping to go home tomorrow. I just would like for this fatigue to go away. I just feel tired.

I was supposed to spending this time with my mom but she’s not here because she brought the dog so she’s back at my house.

There’s nothing I can do about any of this. This time I am in Bethesda East hospital.

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Trying to get my office in shape

14 Apr

I’ve been trying to get my office in shape. I took just a quick minute as I was leaving today to snap some pictures on the progress.

One of the desks they bought was too big so I don’t know where they intend to put that big piece on the floor. They placed the furniture.

When I am sitting at the desk, I see airplanes land all day. My laptop is usually on the desk.

Click here for a little 360 video of the office https://youtu.be/s0_YYkSZTLQ

My mom arrives in Florida tomorrow so I’ll be taking off a couple of days. She’ll be here for 4 days.

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Coronavirus vaccine side effects…

11 Apr

Nothing exciting this weekend because I am still feeling really, really tired from the vaccine. I heard that’s a good thing. I heard that the people who have side effects the ones where it’s working.

I had a couple of days of cold type symptoms but this fatigue is still lingering.

I am just watching TV in bed this evening. If the first dose is like this I am wondering how the second dose will be.

I have a notoriously strong immune system.

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Reimaging…

08 Apr

I had taken the Porsche prints to my office to put up. I had to get one of the prints re-imaged because one of them wasn’t imaged right to begin with (it wasn’t sharp) and they weren’t imaged on metallic paper. Metallic is more expensive but it makes a much better print. Then I add a lustre coating.  It’s the kind of thing that bugs me. That mistake cost me $31.

I ordered a big one of the plane because when my mother comes to visit maybe she’ll quit buying me things like ballroom dance lessons if she realizes that this is the kind of thing that makes me happy. She always wants to think that I am like her but I’m not. I have my own interests and my own life. Sometimes parents never realize that no matter the age of their children. The picture turned out so nice. I just have to mat and frame it now.

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He’s stolen my inheritance…

07 Apr

My mother is coming to Florida in a week and she is bringing Master Dylan to meet me. We have a reservation at a hotel because dogs aren’t allowed in my condo by the HOA.

Look dog. Let’s get a few things straight because I can see you are secretly laughing at me in this photo. I see you’ve stolen my inheritance….I was NEVER spoiled. EVER.

And for the record – I was NEVER her favorite. I’m only laughing back at you because someone has finally unseated my brother as the favorite. LOL Ha dog! Congratulations!

Master Dylan. Der Dog. I will have a million pet names for you.

I’m going to get that bone. I am. It looks like the perfect neck pillow.

One more thing Dylan. I am getting the heart monitor for two weeks tomorrow. Don’t chew through the wires. These things are expensive. Understand dog?

Woof, baby

———— Dylan is a Labradoodle named after Bob Dylan

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My MRI…

07 Apr

I was all prepared because I’ve had enough to say, “Ok let’s sew it up.” No go.

The problem is the AC joint in the shoulder and they do not operate on that joint. Normally, I could have gotten injections but “no go” on that because I just received my COVID vaccine (first shot) today. They cannot do injections until two weeks after the second COVID shot. That would be the middle of May. There is nothing that can be done for that shoulder except for a sling. He thinks I’m using it too much and the sling would just be a reminder not to use it. The problem is, it’s my right arm. It’s very uncomfortable. It’s been like this for a couple of months now and it doesn’t feel any better. It can take a year to heal.

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Friends want a little more information about the plane

05 Apr

The plane I few this weekend is a Diamond. The United States Air Forces likes to use them as military trainers. It’s a million dollar plane. Of course good deals can be had on the used ones.

This particular one did not have a glass cockpit. Believe it or not, all the planes I’ve ever flown on are manual (which is safer). When I worked on the training software for the Gulfstream 450, 550 and 650 – those planes have glass cockpits but I never flew a jet. But making training software to train pilots gets very boring very quickly because it’s repetitive. I was a contractor for a while for the people who train pilots to fly the Gulfstream. They pair you with an SME (Subject Matter Expert – a pilot) in order to make software.

The Diamond I flew this past weekend was the replacement for the Diamond that I few a couple of years ago. This plane https://youtu.be/QeoA70Ji_D4. That flight still remains one of my favorites for several reasons. We got special permission from the FAA for me to fly 500 feet above water. Most pilots don’t do it because it’s considered dangerous. If something happens on the plane, you have no time to react. I absolutely love the view. The other thing we did was when I made the turn from ocean to the Intercoastal, we killed the power to the engine and I actually GLIDED down in what you are seeing. You’ve only got one engine folks.That was a very memorable flight.

Diamonds are stick airplanes (not yolks). When I used to fly with G. on the Twin Comanche, that plane is a yolk. But that plane is meant for tall people and I had trouble seeing over the dash. G. was 6′5″ so that plane is made for someone like him. Very heavy plane…Yes, you can use a booster with a plane like that but then how are you going to reach the foot pedals? The Comanche was the plane where I lived through the right engine failure. I spent a whole week in the hangar watching them take apart that plane because our lives depended on finding an answer. The hangar the Comanche is stored in on Hilton Head is the one where I used to park my Porsche in those shots.

Joe’s Cheyenne had some glass instruments but I was just a passenger in that plane. He took me up to do as close to acrobatics as you can get in a plane like that. The Mohawk was what he used for acrobatics. I’ve been in the cockpit of the Mohawk before it went down. The gauges are military and manual. The Saudi Arabian Fighter Jet wasn’t flyable.

The two Diamonds, however, are made for little pilots. You can’t fly the plane if you are over 180 lbs. They make a 4 seater that can be flown by someone who is 180 lbs and over. I really like the little Diamonds. You cannot beat the view with the glass canopy. You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger smile on my face than when I’m sitting in those planes. I absolutely love it.

Even though the sites were built a long time ago, that’s why I created the artwork for http://floridawebdevelopment.net and http://CarolinaWebDevelopment.com. Those are two of my companies. I had fun creating the “Flights of Fancy” interface in the color I became known for. The animations are aviation themed and based off of antique aircraft. Cars, boats, planes – I love them all.

Now two things to remember – Chuck Yeager was right when he said, “There are no born pilots.” And flying is a numbers game. You want to make sure all your landings equal the number of your takeoffs. :)

And one more thing, I guess Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. LOL

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Laura Kerbyson – April 4, 2021 – Flying an Airplane Around South Florida

04 Apr

The video is live now. Click on the photo to see the video or click the link https://youtu.be/D7Ha7wrrEl0.  It was a windy day so we had some bouncing around.

Laura Kerbyson in Diamond Airplane

Laura Kerbyson - Flight Around South Florida - April 4, 2021 - Diamond Airplane

Cockpit of Diamond Airplane

Cockpit of Diamond Airplane

Laura Kerbyson in Diamond Airplane Before Flight

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Yes, I got booted – rescheduled for 9 a.m. takeoff tomorrow

03 Apr

I went out to the hangar and they did boot me for high windows. Look at the sky in the photos I just took. There are two things flights get booted for – winds and rain. The winds gusts are over the threshold for this plane. Here’s the plane I’m going to fly. That is Lantana Diamond. So now it’s going to be an Easter morning flight.

It looks like our call numbers are November 143 Alpha Alpha.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate for tomorrow morning. Hopefully, I get a better night’s sleep tonight.

There was another pilot who just landed who needed my help with a tarp on the plane so at least I got to be useful this morning.

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That was an awful night…

03 Apr

I made notes here last time before I went into the hospital because all I had on me was the phone and by search we could find the notes.

I said I wouldn’t go back to the hospital because they did such a poor job of treating this. I felt like I was tortured for 3 days. My own cardiologist understands so much more.

I wish we would have had the heart monitor on last night. The worst hours were between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. I honestly tried not to fall into a deep sleep. My arms, my legs, my feet keep falling asleep because the blood wasn’t pumping. I would struggle to get myself upright and then I would feel like I am going to pass out. Eventually that “pass out” feeling even happened laying down. The blood is not moving. This went on for hours.

My blood pressure was just dangerously low. I feel like the worst is over but I just took my pressure and it’s 79 over 51. It only goes low like that at night. My veins felt very strange and I heard that snap in my neck. I am wondering what that was.

At any rate, it was a bad night. The bad night is over. Those are my notes.

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I have to make a note in the log here…

03 Apr

I hope that everything will be fine by morning however, this is not the typical evening.

My blood pressure took a dive before even going to sleep. It’s super low and I felt something “snap” in my neck.

Typically when I have a problem it’s after I’ve gone to sleep. I’m worried about how low it’s going to go tonight.

Hopefully, I will wake up tomorrow and everything will be fine. I’ll make a note on the blog before heading to the airport.

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It will be interesting to see if we’re cleared for takeoff…

02 Apr

The winds are outrageous today here in Palm Beach County.

The plane I am taking up tomorrow is a very lightweight plane. It’s a Diamond – they are used as military trainers. This kind of wind would bounce that plane all over the place. It’s only a 2 seater. It’s the kind of plane that you have to climb up into. It has a canopy like a jet on it. On this model, the entire canopy is glass.

I’ll just have to wait and see what conditions are like at 11 a.m.

I like to fly low and with this kind of wind they might not allow it. For me, it’s not as much fun to fly high. It was kind of an overcast day so I am not expecting sunny skies. That does make the flight comfortable because small planes don’t have air conditioning most of the time. The video will not be as picturesque because of the sky color. It will also affect the reflection of the water color. However, I still want to go.

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I booked the plane…

01 Apr

I’m going flying on Saturday. I am scheduled for takeoff at 11 a.m.

I should be able to bring back some footage of the flight for you.

I’m just flying around Palm Beach County.

Let’s hope it doesn’t rain. That will ground the flight. Rain is not fun.

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It’s one way to tell if your Van Cleef is real…

31 Mar

I wore my jewelry into the MRI this morning. I was banking on the set I was wearing was real. It was.

If it’s not real, it will vibrate and move in an MRI machine. If it’s real gold, it won’t move at all. And these were 18K. No movement.

I do have a piece that I am sure is not real but I wasn’t wearing that this morning.

So it’s one way to tell if your jewelry is real…

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Tomorrow will be a ridiculously long day…

31 Mar

I have a 7 am appt for an MRI on my shoulder. Then I have a full day of work.

I am going to be exhausted by tomorrow night.

They got the heart monitor approved by the insurance. They are going to hook it up April 8th.

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It was so good to see everyone…

30 Mar

It was so good to see all the people that I have missed over the past year this morning.

I’m so glad I got hugs.

I setup the office. I have everything but art at this point. Which is really kind funny when you think about it… I’ll see what I can do about that…

Oh, and I need a screwdriver to break into the thermostat. It is so cold in that office. I’m wearing a sweater and long pants tomorrow. It’s hard to believe we are in South Florida when I’m sitting in that office.

A nice little perk is that my window is the perfect view of the airplanes coming into the Boca Raton airport. For me, that’s a bonus. We are pretty close to those runways.

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It was glorious…

28 Mar

I went to the pool today.

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I’m thinking about taking a plane up next weekend…

28 Mar

I’m in the mood for a joy ride around Palm Beach. I’m thinking about taking a plane up next weekend. If I go, I’ll get camera footage.

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