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Can anyone help ? Deemed Medically Unfit

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by J18, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Hoofin

    Hoofin Commando Officer

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    You don’t need to go to a specialist unless directed to, or what you have is not clear cut. Best to gather all the evidence you have, do a sports diary and explain what happened. A letter from a specialist saying you are fit to join is worthless, what is more important is clear detail about what has happened, what caused it and how things affect you and clear timelines from you your GP and whoever was treating you at the time. Let the RN then decide if you are fit to join the RM.
     
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  2. J18

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    I just got back from the doctors 10 minutes ago and he told me my last case of back problems was in 2015. I had four cases close together but nothing since. He is going to write me a letter confirming this and provide the discharge letter from Sheffield children's hospital. I am also getting signed letters from my gym which I have been going to for the last 4 years as I have completed and won a strength competition for my age category and hit some impressive pr's from a young age. I am also getting a signed letter from my last job which was putting marquees up ( a lot of carrying heavy stuff) it was 8-12 hour days and sometimes 6 days a week but again no back problems. Hopefully this is a strong enough case.
     
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  3. Vine

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    It’s most likely due to multiple injuries in the same place I had lower back issues and was allowed straight through no problems but i had issues later and went private thankfully because I knew the situation with getting in with a lot of injuries in the same place. Your best chance is to follow ninjas advice. Best thing to actually help your issues as well is see a physio, I went to a chiropractor had acupuncture and done all the stretches going for it tried long rest and training through it amongst a multitude of other things but the thing that worked best for me was repeated stretching (as guided by a physio) and things like swimming and low impact phys strongly advise you to see a professional if it’s been 4 times it’s maybe the way you train/run or could be something obscure like a shortening or the calf (that’s what happened to me) that’s linked to the issue a good physio will help mate.
     
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  4. J18

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    When I suggested doing tests to prove my back is fine he told me not to because it makes it look like something is wrong with it still, which I can understand. I have built up my case but I'm not 100% sure if its enough. https://www.royalmarines.uk/threads/appealing-failed-medical.116822/#post-666523
     
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    I received my letter on Friday and I won the case and I now have my face to face medical next Thursday. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the help !
     
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  6. Faugery

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    My son was told by the Capita doctor at his medical that he would not pass his medical. He had to get reports from his own gp which was then referred to a Capita specialist. He too told my son it was not going to happen for him but they would send him to a Royal Navy board I think it was. He passed without the need to see a consultant and only a 4-5 month delay. It is a horrid feeling to fail before you have had your own chance to follow your dream. As others have said, ask questions and keep asking until they answer you and give them all the info you have. Make sure you keep within the weight and waist measurements if you are heavy set so they can't pull you up on that. Capita are a nightmare for some but remain positive and if it is meant to be it will. Good luck J18!:D
     
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  7. BlackjackCG

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    You’d better not fail PRMC after all that my dude
     
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  8. J18

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    Hopefully I wont, just got to make sure I'm well prepared !