After hernia surgery, what do I need to do to be cleared to exercise the privileges of my PPL?
I recently had hernia surgery in the past few weeks and just had my follow-up appointment with my surgeon yesterday. A week or so ago, I called the FAA Medical Hotline to self-report on my condition and was told that I was grounded until I received a doctor's notice clearing me for normal activity.
The research I've done shows that I need to submit a doctor's letter and an operative report to the FAA to be considered medically eligible again. My doctor's notice from my recent appointment says that I am cleared to return to normal activity on 1/31/20. Is this sufficient for the FAA to clear my grounded status?