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PilotDAR is back!!!
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Thanks for the welcome Cat, yes, I'm getting better. It's slow though... I have learned an immense amount about myself, and what I value in life, while I have idled somewhat drugged four weeks in hospital. It'll be at least another four weeks before I have much independence. During this time I have learned an immense appreciation for the gracious, tireless work of nurses, always a smile and a nice word, in a less that nice situation.

We have all gathered here, as we are a community in Canada, and I have had the great pleasure of meeting many of you in person, always a delight. I am here to support the community I have chosen, and contribute to help others at least think more big, if not also expand their skills, and expectations of themselves.

I gotta say though, that having several respected mentors tell me that I (and my fellow pilot of the day) are the first people they know of to survive such an accident, and to recently hear doctors and my family tell me that they spent several days preparing for the worst, is sobering. I do know that as I went out through the windshield, I sheared the rivets of my seat belt fittings to the airframe. Life is short, appreciate it! Airplanes are cool, and fun to fly, but your family and friends are every bit as worthy of your attention too.

Sparring with well respected Photofly has a place, but I admit to having lost the need to perfect every little detail, I'm happy I can look out the window! Maybe the thrill of the spar will catch on again, but in the mean time, I'm beginning life 2.0. I don't know what it will hold, I'll let you know as I go.

I do know that life 1.999 left me with some important information about being prepared for the unexpected, so we'll be discussing that too...

Thanks for the support during a difficult time AvCanada members....
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What happened?
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First and most important is getting back to normal physically as that process evolves you will be better able to deal with the mental aspect of your accident.

Try not to recall what happened at this time and you will get better faster.

When you are well again will be the time to examine what happened and why.

Accidents happen sometimes we have no control over the event sometimes we do and sometimes there is no real clear explanation.

The important thing now is you are healing and by the sounds of it you are in the correct mind frame, so when you are fully recovered you will be back to flying again and this will all fade into the past.

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Welcome back!

Refreshing.
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PilotDAR, Sorry to hear about what happened, glad that you are still around. Get well.
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PilotDAR - Hope your recovery continues to go well! Glad to have you back!
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Glad to see you posting again! Blue skies and tailwinds on your recovery!
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Hope you recovery quickly and fully!

If ever you're struggling with any of the psychological aspects, my inbox/ear is always open!
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Totally got my hopes up that Henri was back...
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I miss Henri ...


What about NickyNick... did he ever made it to Jazz or ...?
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And here I was thinking the Colonel was back...
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Welcome back, and I wish you a speedy recovery :)
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Not sure what happened but I'm also wishing you a speedy recovery..
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Thanks, I'm about halfway through an anticipated three month hospital stay, following a mid July accident. Apparently it was a bit worse than I recalled while inflating my lifejacket next to a sinking plane, and my family were told to be ready for the worst. Worst averted. Cat alludes to the fact that between a concussion and some really effective medication, I was not typing about piloting for a month.

Now, I can't walk yet.... but I can type!
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Are you back to having sexual fantasies yet?
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in a purely from a learning experience I would like to hear what happened when you are feeling better, with more time on varied types of float planes than myself if it can happen to you it can happen to me.
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Welcome back ! Get well soon , here's to wishing you a speedy recovery.
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In time, yes, lessons learned. Not now...

Cat, one day you'll meet my wife, and fully understand my profound appreciation of life!
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Would love to meet her.

P.S. :

It is allowed to have sexual fantasies about your wife. :smt040
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