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dunno if everyone already knos, but i just thought id let you guys *text deleted* if not, just come back from my medical, and apparently these changes have only been in effect for 3 weeks or so, but now the BMI max is under 28 now and not 30, and also there is an asortment of exercises like you do a few pressups and walk like a duck etc, dunno if the doc was right but he said they had just come in, so thought id let people *text deleted*, bit pissed tho i have to loose 4 pounds to continue because of the new bmi, and im not fat just generaly big built so apparently need to cut upperbody and nail the phis, ah well crack on shouldnt take to long.
 

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same mate i had mine today didnt have to do duck walking tho just touch toes etc... it silly as ''blocky'' a member on prmc.co.uk has a fixed brace he got passed but i didn't whats this all about?

also will me once having an inhaler in year 6 or 7 affect me now. as i am fine and don't have any troubles breathing and haven't done for some time????


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thats *text deleted**text deleted* man, so have u got to do it again? nah i had an inhaler about 10 years ago mate, just as long as u havent had one or had an attack in5 years, all they do is make you fill out an additonal asthma qestionaire. do you whease after exercise, goin up stairs, in dusty places etc etc, but its all good if u say no, yea im sure that you have to have your braces off and your teeth all done and dusted before you go in, dunno why he got passed mate it might be to do with him being young? if your 16 your not *text deleted* go straight into operations so obv have time to get them off, but i think its down to the doctor at some points, like i got done in today as i need to loose 4 pounds that would take about a week or two but he still did it, at the AFCO he said some doctors have different opinions about BMI, this one obviously thinks its a scale of fittness, i personaly think its completely flawed, but you just have to take it mate. but dont worry about it, if u have any proper issue best to ask AFCO like about your dental situation pal
 

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still annoyed tho, got to wait until they have sorted out the letter to my doctor, how long do you reckon it could be before i can go again?
 
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yea its gutting isnt it mate, in mine everything was fine, literaly right at the end he dropped in, "oh yea you havent passed" was gutted, not sure how long it will take mate, mine said 2 months, but i found out ican just ring up when ive lost the weight and do the BMI thing again....but on the letter, we all *text deleted* how long everything takes in the careers office..... ages, but just ring em up mate and poke about and ask a few questions, it will show your keen to crack on, and they will tell you the details of how long you lookin at etc, but chin up old boy, we'll get there in the end *text deleted*
 

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yer just hope its all clear,

only because i know that i have been fine throughout the last 5 years and would be a shame to stop now. and i have been on exercises in the field before for a week long ( *text deleted* doesn't sound long) but if i have done that before, then it would annoy me that i can't get in even though i know i have done an exercise in the field before. :(

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HAHAHA the duck walk! I remember that from an old boxing medical, thought the doc was having me on because id never heard of anyone else having to do it. Felt like a right *text deleted* HAHA.

I thought that asthma was only a problem if you'd had treatment for it in the last 4 years? so it shouldnt of been a problem with CommandoJ should it? And braces arent a problem in the army!!
 

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Anyone *text deleted* different weights on the different scales? i got dangerously low at fitness first when i went to get weighed etc. Like 11 stone i was shocked. im 6 foot 3 and by no means am I skinny, then at my AFCO i got 12 stone and at home with digital scales i got 12.3. I dont actually know my true weight anymore! =S
Also im pretty sure as regards medicals it depends what doctor and nurse u have, all i had to do for mine was tick aload of boxes - do a hearing test and get weighed... had that about 2 weeks ago
 

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so it shouldnt of been a problem with CommandoJ should it?
*text deleted* init mate, but i think because i ''had'' one. thats the thing, as i said i have done all sorts but never had real real trouble breathing, never had asthma at all. so i guess they *text deleted* do it tho. if i had trouble breathing do you really think i would be joining the marines???
 

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HAHAHA the duck walk! I remember that from an old boxing medical, thought the doc was having me on because id never heard of anyone else having to do it. Felt like a right *text deleted* HAHA.

I thought that asthma was only a problem if you'd had treatment for it in the last 4 years? so it shouldnt of been a problem with CommandoJ should it? And braces arent a problem in the army!!
The Medical examiner writes to your GP to confirm your last recorded prescription/treatment/episode regarding asthma was over 4 years previously. If it was then there is nothing to worry about. (Quite simply you will not want someone to have an asthma attack in the field, hence the rule).

The policy regarding braces in the Army, having just spoken to the Army Recruiters: is, it appears, the same as the Naval policy stated. After you have joined, it may well be the case that you are referred for orthodontic treatment AFTER completing training, but a fixed brace is not usually allowed to start training without specific approval from the relevant orthodontic military medical specialists.
 

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The Medical examiner writes to your GP to confirm your last recorded prescription/treatment/episode regarding asthma was over 4 years previously. If it was then there is nothing to worry about. (Quite simply you will not want someone to have an asthma attack in the field, hence the rule).
so if i haven't had a prescription in 4 years im in?

also i have never had asthma or asthma attack just when i got an inhaler, i used it once or twice wish i never now. :(

aslo i have to be passed fit to have an interview so this will prolong everything.
 

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4 pounds? Don't eat breakfast and take a dump before you go. :flushed:
 
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HAHAHA the duck walk! I remember that from an old boxing medical, thought the doc was having me on because id never heard of anyone else having to do it. Felt like a right *text deleted* HAHA

*text deleted* tell me about it, he had a *text deleted**text deleted*in medical student with him aswell! and had me walking on the edges on of my feet like a *text deleted**text deleted*in penguin *text deleted*...:nunu:
 

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my god were was this medical haha in mine he literally weighed me said touch my toes fealt my stomch didnt even need to drop the boxies haha an that was it i did a hearing test an that aswell of corse but as everyone else said it jus depends on who you get because there was 1 lad on mine who had a chipped tooth an they give him a partial pass i mean how would that affect you in the slightest.
 
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yea mine took about 2 bloody hours! it was pretty detailed, yea i had to lay down and get the old boy out and do the cough test, and then he had good feel of the jewels for lumps, which took me by surprise....all this while the medical student was watching *text deleted*
 

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can anyone give some responses to my last post,

4 posts up.


cheers
 
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yea man youll be fine, you just tick on a form that u had it

he will ask you when.....i said i had an inhailor ten years ago or so, and havent had any trouble since

and then he will ask you some questions like i said before....do u wheeze after exerise etc......

and thats it... dont worry about it man...like what has been said if you have been symptom free for 4/5 years your safe as houses
 

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yer had it today mate he said all that

just its annoying if i had known then i wouldn't of bothered like. but i will be ok i think its just the fact i have to wait until like a month for a reply now which is gay.
 

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yea mine took about 2 bloody hours! it was pretty detailed, yea i had to lay down and get the old boy out and do the cough test, and then he had good feel of the jewels for lumps, which took me by surprise....all this while the medical student was watching *text deleted*
*text deleted* i would hope he was doing it for teaching benifites of the student. and i hope very much for your sake he had gloves. god knows what he done when he got home haha
 
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