and he was dressed a lot like Doc Bruce. For those that did not see my introductory post (linky) after the knee allowed me to put some weight on it and I got the ok from the surgeon to travel, I decided to take a trip north. My present.... a brand spanking new Third Class medical cert !! I want to reiterate what others here have said many times (and I have only been lurking for 2 months) that if you think there is even the slightest chance of something in your medical history causing a bump in the road. Run, don't walk, to the near fax machine and get Doc Bruce your stuff (and pay his consult fee). He is the kindest and most thorough person to walk you through it. If you take his advice, he wont steer you wrong, but you have to do your part as well. For me, that was diet and exercise to get a few readings under control and I lost ~20lbs to boot ;-) Bruce - if you see this, thank you for the wonderful experience today, and I did celebrate by having a burger at Charlies, thanks for the tip.