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by Castorero
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

Schooner, I am glad we are having this discussion because it sheds light on a very important subject. I agree with everything you have said and let me clarify the fact that I am not advocating digital exam alone for the screening of prostate cancer. You have to do both. You cannot do one without the...
by Castorero
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

Schooner, It is hard to know how much to throw into a first response, but in this case the point I was making, if it did not come across clear enough, is that the digital exam should not be discounted as valueless. It should be the very first exam done, period. THEN, order the PSA and anything else ...
by Castorero
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

PSA2020 I sympathize with your predicament and hope that you will make a good recovery. Given that it was diagnosed early and from the sounds of it you must be well on the other side of 50, if you had digital exams "for years", you will be fine and will live to die of old age. As we all know men are...
by Castorero
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 326
Views: 33506

Re: Corona Virus

There is plenty of scientific data now that sides squarely against travel bans, whether by air, or donkey cart. Hence the WHO recommendations against closing borders. At best travel bans only Delay the spread to other countries by only 2-4 days. Hardly worth the economic fallout that can cripple sma...
by Castorero
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 326
Views: 33506

Re: Corona Virus

Seems pointless to enjoin a debate on what is clearly an infectious disease/epidemiological topic, on this, a forum populated by pilots. And that is not meant to disparage my brother pilots in any way. Some, have shown intellectual capacities on this thread alone, worthy of a PhD in something, or at...
by Castorero
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Dislocated shoulder
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Dislocated shoulder

Ouch!! Several times! Not a fun thing, that is for sure. It used to be that if you dislocated once and things healed up nicely, you may not have another recurrence. After a couple of repeats, it means the integrity of the joint is disrupted, owing primarily to cartilage and ligament damage, and it w...
by Castorero
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 326
Views: 33506

Re: Corona Virus

I think this may very well be more serious than it appears given China's reaction. I suspect they may already know more than we do. Time will tell. Infectious disease experts have long felt that the viral plague which may decimate millions, will froth forth from China. Is this the one? On a positive...
by Castorero
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hemochromatosis?
Replies: 4
Views: 6832

Re: Hemochromatosis?

I would be curious to hear how your condition came to be diagnosed. For sure this is not a problem that should affect your flying career. Even though it is a genetically inherited condition , generally its effects do not rear their ugly head until the fifties or sixties. Now that you have been diagn...
by Castorero
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 9541

Re: High Blood Pressure

Real high blood pressure is a bitch. If you are a normal weight, healthy eating dude who also exercises regularly, there is little other than medication that will control it. A family history of high blood pressure is hard to out run as well. For the average guy in his forties or fifties, who is ove...
by Castorero
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Arthritis

I don't think TC would care much one way or the other about joint cortisone injections.

I dont see how it could imperil your safety in the air.

Is it possible you could have gout?

Useful to check that if not already done.
by Castorero
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?
Replies: 22
Views: 3575

Re: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?

Couple of more things... A "mid stream" Urine sample is just that, one collected in the Middle of the stream, so, you start a stream and pee a good third or half of what you feel is in your bladder, without stopping the stream, advance the cup into the stream to get a good sample and move the cup of...
by Castorero
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?
Replies: 22
Views: 3575

Re: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?

I am sorry that you have to go through this nonsense, as the issue could have been quickly resolved in the CAME's office by doing a midstream collection as suggested by Cooper and that would have been the end of it most likely. Not a very helpful Came, I too would move on for your medical next year....
by Castorero
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 7813

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

It's not as if WCB, in BC anyway, isn't aware of the connection between flying an Otter or Beaver for a few years, and subsequent hearing loss. Depends who you may be dealing with. Sometimes they are just stone deaf to your plight until you get their attention. In the past, that included some legal ...
by Castorero
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Meniscus Tear
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

Re: Meniscus Tear

Depends... The doc that diagnosed the tear would be the best source for an opinion, especially if an arthroscopy was carried out, and it showed the true nature of the tear. ?small tear, ? big tear. ? loose piece, ? prone to locking the knee? etc, etc... Generally, it would depend on whether or not i...
by Castorero
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8699

Re: Another Norseman...gone

The trajectory of this post reminds me of the life of the brilliant Dominican monk Girolamo Savonarola, who in the late 1490's found himself on the backside graces of Pope Alexander VI. Girolamo, having received a sudden divine vision, set out with great zeal to preach prophetic Sermons denouncing t...
by Castorero
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 5600 LB Gross Weight Increase for DHC-2
Replies: 20
Views: 5342

Re: 5600 LB Gross Weight Increase for DHC-2

15 min spent in a Beaver with the Baron Stol and Wing Angle mod flown in any configuration and speed will convince even the most hardened contrarian, of the improved safety benefits. Unfortunately, in commercial aviation, these mods will add little to the bottom line. It would interesting to objecti...
by Castorero
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver down
Replies: 29
Views: 6514

Re: Beaver down

Some good advice on this thread from people with more hours on a Beaver than I will ever see. Regardless, these accidents will continue like clockwork year after year, stall in a turn, for whatever reason, close to the ground. The only thing I want to add to this thread is that the aerodynamic perfo...
by Castorero
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Cariboo Air Dan Wuthrich
Replies: 9
Views: 4477

Re: North Cariboo Air Dan Wuthrich

Very sad news. Dan was a fine man and a great dad.
My heart goes out to his family in Ft St John.
I will miss him. He gave me my first taxi lesson in a 185 in 1980, and his brother Floyd, made sure I wouldn't kill myself flying that hellcat on wheels.
Thanks for everything, Dan
Big hug, Floyd
by Castorero
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Hartzell 3-blade Beaver prop
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

Re: Hartzell 3-blade Beaver prop

Hellian, it has been off the plane 10=11 yrs, in the interior and the hangar is heated...

It may be better to have it overhauled it first? Then sell it?

It may dispel any concerns about internal corrosion etc and it would be ready to go... just a thought
by Castorero
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Hartzell 3-blade Beaver prop
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

Hartzell 3-blade Beaver prop

Some years ago I took this prop off the Beaver and replaced it with a 108" 2-blade slingshot and have never looked back. The difference in performance on floats is noticeable to be sure, but I kept the 3-blade around in case the other did not pan out or would shake the front off at low rpm. This new...
by Castorero
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 306
Views: 176151

Re: Superior Airways

Holy Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Beech18, what a read!! You have done a great service to Aviation in chronicling in rich detail a phase in the history of Canada. The significance of these efforts become ever more important as time passes and all the protagonists are gone. There are still more than a ha...
by Castorero
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance

fasterisbest

check your PM
by Castorero
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Category 1 Medical - Steroid Tolerance

I would think that it is not so much the dose of this medication but the condition requiring its use. Without that information it is difficult to say anything about it. Given that whatever necessitates the use of this high dose steroid is so sporadic, it is the condition and not so much the treatmen...
by Castorero
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thyroid Cancer
Replies: 19
Views: 3750

Re: Thyroid Cancer

That's good to hear.

I think you have made all the right decisions. Best to return to work with a clean bill of health after surgery and not having that hanging over you.

Good luck, it should all turn out well for you.

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