Saturday, December 2, 2006

12.02.2006 - Back To Patrol

On 12.02.06, I was assigned to a late patrol shift and was back on patrol.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

11.28.2006 - Setting The DMV Straight

On 11.28.2006, I used my legal education to file a petition of mandate with the superior court. Hours after formal service was performed on the DMV headquarters in Sacramento, I received a phone call from a DMV senior attorney urgently wanting to settle the matter. I was now cleared to operate a fire engine. That same day, I had a ride along back in the patrol division at work and on 11.29.2006 I was requalified on department issued firearms.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

10.20.2006 - DMV Problems

On 10.20.2006 the DMV advised that they were okay with me operating a regular motor vehicle, but not a fire engine. I requested a formal hearing and had one over the phone on 10.25.2006 with what I could only describe as an uneducated hearing officer. She had no knowledge of the laws I had reviewed prior the hearing and denied my request to operate a fire engine.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

09.12.2006 - Bureaucracy Issues

It is 09.12.2006 and DPS and the DMV are both frustrating my neurooncologist. Work is requesting further clarification on the issue of returning to full-duty status and asking for more than is medically needed to resolve this issue. The DMV has a lot of forms to be filled out as well.

There is a 60% chance that I could have another seizure in the next two years, but if I did, who knows when it might be. The MRI films are good, but he feels it is unlikely that there was absolutely no growth occurring. Growth may be taking place at such an minute rate that it was virtually undetectable.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

08.16.2006 - Cleared For Full-Duty

On 08.16.2006, my neurooncologist cleared me to resume full-duty status at work.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

03.28.2006 - Stable & Unchanged

I have had follow-up MRI scans during the past period and just had one on 03.28.2006 as well. The interval between MRI scans could probably be increased from every three to every four months. My neurooncologist wasn't sure when he would feel comfortable clearing me to return to full-duty status. He would like to see me find a less physically hazardous and demanding profession. I have been considering leaving the public safety profession for that of the practice of law. He has cleared me from all work for now and it looks like long term disability is the next step now.