Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MWT Fail

In spite of the success at the first two Maintenance Wakefulness Tests (MWT), today's test was a failure. The tech monitoring the test told me that I fell asleep for just over two minutes during the second test period. I don't recall dozing off, but that's what the test showed.

They tell me I have to wait a week before I can test again so I'll be off of the boards for another week. Sacre Bleu!

My sick leave balance is pretty low so I'll have to take advantage of my manager's generosity and spend a few days doing administrative stuff. Tomorrow I'll spend my day of sick leave and make the trip to St. Louis with some buddies from church and we'll take in some Cardinal baseball, the obligatory ball park dog, a few White Castles and the after ballgame trip to Ted Drewe's. The problem with only having four tickets is choosing just three friends. I think my pastor's disappointed that he missed the cut...maybe next time.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to a great day.

John <><


Mike said...

Tell them you were just practicing your alpha wave meditation but were still conscious and the machine is a liar.

Amanda said...

I'm sorry about the test but have a great day anyway. Sounds like it will be fun for you.

bandit said...

Cardinal baseball, Ted Drewes, White Castles. What a "magical" time you have planned. sigh

FAA Follies said...

We have two guys at work- a controller and a supe- going through the whole wakefulness testing process right now.

The supe passed his and got his medical back; the controller also passed his but his ENT specialist told the flight surgeon something a bit wrong and... bye bye medical for a while. Sigh.

Best of luck with your work on this. I had apnea and did the surgery and it worked wonders. Now I'm just an all-American snorer instead of an all-World, Olympian class snorer! :)