I went to the doctor for my second class medical yesterday. I am 68 and my father lost his medical when he was mid-50s for heart problems. My mother had a pharmacy full of medication for high blood pressure by the time she was my age. I felt a lot of apprehension over the process and the potential for it to impact my life in a negative way. My last AME, Wallace, used to prescribe medical marijuana and lost that business when they made marijuana legal in California. He decided it was not worth keeping the office open just for his AME business so he retired without notice to his clients. I asked my pilot friends and most either used Wally in Lompoc or had some out of the area AME. I went on line and found an AME in Pismo Beach, Wendy. She looked young enough to be my daughter and asked for my money up front like some other services I used as a youth. The physician’s assistant spent some time trying to understand how a person blind in one eye could get a class two medical when vision must be corrected to 20-20. She had not seen a SODA before. I failed the eye test and had to go get a note from my ophthalmologist on his prescription pad saying my vision was corrected to 20-20 after a quick eye exam. Wendy put in the wrong number and could not get my application from FAA Medxpress. Somehow none of this affected my blood pressure although it did raise my resting pulse. I was multitasking trying to manage the failed eye test and what I imagined was my wife’s mistake on the number so I took quite a while to pee into a little bottle. They were planning to go to lunch at noon so I had a pee soon or get thrown out of the office. With some help from my ophthalmologist and after drinking a lot of water I am good to go for another year.