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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1160 on: July 25, 2019, 03:19:29 pm »
I have to be really sick before I will even consider going to the doctor.
Last night was agony. I have had a sore throat before, but this was next level. I would nod off for a minute or two, then wake up with my throat on fire.

So I dragged myself off to the doc this morning. The good news is that I don't have flu. The bad news is I have tonsillitis.
I am pulling my hair out at home. A cold, bored Heather isn't fun. And I haven't run since Monday. But, I am willing myself to get better as I have a hike this weekend.

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I don't go to the doctor unless I see copious amounts of  blood.

If you've access to Honey or Apple Cider Vinegar, it may help your throat feel better.
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1161 on: July 29, 2019, 08:26:43 am »
I have to be really sick before I will even consider going to the doctor.
Last night was agony. I have had a sore throat before, but this was next level. I would nod off for a minute or two, then wake up with my throat on fire.

So I dragged myself off to the doc this morning. The good news is that I don't have flu. The bad news is I have tonsillitis.
I am pulling my hair out at home. A cold, bored Heather isn't fun. And I haven't run since Monday. But, I am willing myself to get better as I have a hike this weekend.

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Seems like your system is having a bit of a melt-down, so slow down, stay in bed and heal up well. Avoid the hike if your not 100%. You're going to need your energy for packing and moving ... again :P
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1162 on: August 05, 2019, 04:30:02 pm »
Frustrated doesn't even begin to cover it.
I am still sick.

The throat infection has cleared, but now I am plagued with a cough and copious amounts of mucous.
Despite knowing I shouldn't, I did an amazing 2-day hike on 27-28 July. Photos will come at some point.
But otherwise, I have been taking it easy. I am now 2 weeks behind my training plan and getting very antsy.

I have started doing easy body-weight strength work but I am itching to get running again. The worst is that this isn't a case where I am flat on my back in bed. I just don't feel 100% and I don't want to push for fear of setting myself even further back (yes, yes, yes, the hike... In all honesty, it was a walk.)

So yes, that is why I have gone quiet again.

Also, I did a whopping 3 missions in July. 8hrs' flying. Urgh.

I am trying to pack one box a day. Today I succeeded in emptying 4 boxes...

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On to my bed and floor.

I then somehow managed to pack the contents into smaller boxes, and then back into the original boxes  :patch: I think that at the end of it all, I have managed to empty perhaps half a box.  ???

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1163 on: August 06, 2019, 03:26:03 am »
Hang in there Heather.

You will get better, just don't push it. Google myocarditis, you don't want that, trust me.  :thumleft:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1164 on: August 08, 2019, 04:30:26 am »
Sardine all will get better soon, and you will do that Capetown Marathon just fine!!
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1165 on: August 14, 2019, 10:01:12 pm »
18 months
349.6hrs PC-12
326 take-offs and landings
145 missions

Number of flights to:
George -116
Vredendal - 19
Beaufort West - 7
Oudtshoorn - 2
Plettenberg Bay - 2
Port Elizabeth - 2
Mossel Bay - 2
Bloemfontein - 1
Clanwilliam - 1
East London - 1
Mthata - 1
Springbok - 1

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It is sinking in that today I closed a chapter. And in a week, I will be opening the next one.  :peepwall:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1166 on: August 14, 2019, 10:02:27 pm »
A few of my favourite photos.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1167 on: August 15, 2019, 01:53:56 am »
18 months
349.6hrs PC-12
326 take-offs and landings
145 missions

Number of flights to:
George -116
Vredendal - 19
Beaufort West - 7
Oudtshoorn - 2
Plettenberg Bay - 2
Port Elizabeth - 2
Mossel Bay - 2
Bloemfontein - 1
Clanwilliam - 1
East London - 1
Mthata - 1
Springbok - 1

 :eek7:

It is sinking in that today I closed a chapter. And in a week, I will be opening the next one.  :peepwall:

So from your stats it looks like George is the place to go if you wanna get REALLY sick...  :pot:  :imaposer:


I'm looking forward to your next chapter  :thumleft: :ricky:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1168 on: August 15, 2019, 06:39:36 am »
Where to now - what's next? Did I miss something?  :imaposer:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1169 on: August 15, 2019, 08:15:49 am »
EASTERN CAPE!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Hope you get many more flying hours, every take off is followed by a successful landing, and that you end up where you want to be.

If I give you a spin on my bike, can I get a spin in the plane? :biggrin:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1170 on: August 15, 2019, 08:41:29 am »
EASTERN CAPE!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Hope you get many more flying hours, every take off is followed by a successful landing, and that you end up where you want to be.

If I give you a spin on my bike, can I get a spin in the plane? :biggrin:

Just ride to George and break an ankle  :deal:

Been enjoying this thread, hope the aviation continues. Welcome to EC :thumleft:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1171 on: August 16, 2019, 09:17:03 am »
im' in GHT this weekend for a bit, if you keen on a beer :thumleft:
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1172 on: August 16, 2019, 11:12:44 am »
EASTERN CAPE!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Hope you get many more flying hours, every take off is followed by a successful landing, and that you end up where you want to be.

If I give you a spin on my bike, can I get a spin in the plane? :biggrin:

Just ride to George and break an ankle  :deal:

Been enjoying this thread, hope the aviation continues. Welcome to EC :thumleft:

Nooooooooooo I don't have enough sick leave for another episode. My medical aid still won't pay for anything else.

Also too long I can't ride a bike then. I'd rather pay for a flip, much less painful (I hope) :imaposer:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1173 on: August 16, 2019, 12:30:54 pm »
wtf :eek7: imissed something there Heather...whats happening now :deal: you cant keep us in the dark you know :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1174 on: August 17, 2019, 04:57:17 pm »
@Knucklhead this weekend now? 17&18th? I'm only going to be there from the 23rd.

Re: George. Ja nee. They have the skills, but they don't have the equipment to do the more complicated procedures. So we flew a lot of babies, and people with head injuries, heart conditions, and those requiring specialist scans (for e.g. broken backs or necks). For some reason, the people in charge figure it is cheaper to fly people up and down, than buy the equipment...

Anyway. There were a lot of things going on and an opportunity came up at a different company, so I am trekking to Grahamstown next week to start my new job flying a Caravan EX. It's similar to the Caravan's I flew in Botswana, but it has a bigger engine (over 800hp).

Thanks for the well wishes  :thumleft:

@Ri , maybe when I come back for a visit we can make a plan.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1175 on: August 17, 2019, 05:47:21 pm »
Yebo this weekend, next time  :deal:
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1176 on: August 18, 2019, 04:00:56 am »
The new Caravan should feel like it's turbo-charged with the extra HP, and down at Sea-level  :ricky: :thumleft:

Best of luck with the new venture Sardine  :thumleft:


Grahamstown and surrounding areas is really beautiful, I spent many December holidays just South of Port Alfred, in a previous lifetime...  :lol8:
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1177 on: August 19, 2019, 02:15:32 pm »
Good luck with the new venture!!!
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1178 on: August 19, 2019, 05:54:26 pm »
Thanks all.

Gary, you know what, I never even thought of the sea level thing. I have only ever flown it from an elevation of 3000ft. This is going to be awesome!

I have packed all I can before packing the car. I will do that tomorrow evening. Good byes have been said, accommodation for my stop-over booked (I am taking a rustig two-day drive, sleeping in Knysna on Wednesday) and I just want to get going.

Today I did something I canít normally do- donate blood. So I am really happy about that. They had thank you baskets for donors who have donated 150 times. That is a lot of blood!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1179 on: August 19, 2019, 06:18:40 pm »
@Sardine i can't find your post re where/who you going to fly for.

Locals always just think of 43 Air school, Port Alfred.