Hernia surgery

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Hi all. In June this year I had a hernia style repair (Surgeon signed me off as fit within 2 months), my recruiter from the Navy has said I cannot apply for a year from surgery date.
My brother is in 4 Para and has been trying to make me join, obviously i am not going to as the marines is my dream, but I spoke to part of the medial team who said hernia surgery is not one that involves waiting a year before applying.
Can anyone advise if the recruiter has got this wrong and if my medical would likely get accepted?
Thank you in advance.
 

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Ok , well first off Army reserve medicals guys have no input into Navy entry standards!! Hernia does involve a wait , but not a year, you can be graded fit if you can provide a continuous 3 months training diary comparable to military training - this is defined as the following,: Running at least 3 X per week for 30 to 40 minutes ,hill walking with 10 kg load for 6 to 8 miles weekly, if you cannot submit this you "can" be graded unfit, Capita will also likely make you TMU at triage to gain all info on your surgery,
 

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Thanks mate, He was talking to me about joining them not the marines. I will get started on doing this, if I bring it up with my recruiter will he likely agree to it as it contradicts what he’s previously said?
 

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AFCO do not give medical advice strictly speaking as we have a specific medical team for this . , They make the descions not AFCOs ..put you app in if you wish too , and be ready to made TMU while capita get your GP info ( you can let your GP know this will be happening , so may speed things up) also get the training diary done ( when you are fit too , do not push early if you are not fully healed.

If your AFCO say you can't , just politely mention you checked the JSP 950 section 4 and you understand from there you can!!
 

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Thank you very much I appreciate your help, I will speak to my recruiter tomorrow and start the process.
 
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