there but by the grace of God ...

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by lbfjrmd, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. lbfjrmd

    lbfjrmd Line Up and Wait

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    50 yo commercial pilot. found bladder cancer on a routine flt PE and he's cured ... lost his urinary bladder but is back to flying. took 18 mo and a SI. 20160630_093717.jpg Though blood in urine is not required to be tested for in a FAA routine exam ... most AME's use a test (dipstick) that checks 4 a lot of other things. If i find blood i send airman to their MD or a Urologist.
     
  2. frfly172

    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Well that's a good thing.
     
  3. Zeldman

    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    One year I was told I had blood in my urine. Turned out to be a kidney stone, a massive one that had to be removed surgically. I never had pain or any other problem. It was a no brainer to have it removed, but to walk into a hospital while feeling just fine and ride out on a wheelchair 36 hours later on lots of pain medication was making me think I had made a mistake. In the long term it was the right decision. Health first, then fly.
     
  4. Bill

    Bill Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Good catch, and glad he's still flying for a living.