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mikey-g

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alryt, ive temp failed my medical because i used to have asthma, ive got to keep a chart of my breaths for a month and they write a letter to my doctor, ive phoned my doctor and asked when i was last prescribed an inhaler and it was december 2004 will i pass my medical still?
 

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Depending on the results of your 4 week peak flow readings, it's possibly they may say you need to wait until Dec 2008, however your Medical examiner will give you the definitive answer if you ask directly.

Good Luck.
 

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Oh my God i feel so sorry for you...this happened (happening) to me right now. I did the chart...they lost it...luckliy i photocopied it (do the same!). Then they'll make you go down to portsmouth to do a lung function test. All in all its taken the best part of 8 months now...Good luck. And just go with it...

Oh and did they tell you how long it would take? There is a huge waiting list thing down where they send the results (took 4 months to just get my results back!)
 

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Because of the large waiting list, the newer 4 week peak flow monitoring test has been instigated to try and assess locally.
 

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My peak flow was 4 weeks long, and they had to send it off?
 

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The results have to be scrutinised by a consultant before you can be passed fit if the results are borderline.
 

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Well they said to me that "you'll do the test so we can send it down to Portsmouth" straight away, without even looking at it twice. Apart from saying "these look good, consistent" that is...
 

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In the vast majority of cases, it is quite simply stated that you need to be 4 years clear of the symptoms or treatment for asthma. End of.

For those considered borderline by the Medical Examiner (not the individual), a variation in the assessment of wheezing diatheses in potential entrants to the RN/RM will now be followed where determined by the Medical Examiner at your AFCO.

The assessment of potential recruits requiring further investigation is now to include a respiratory questionnaire completed by their GP and a 4 week peak flow diary. Cases with a diurnal variation less than a set level are generally considered fit for entry and those with a variation greater than the set level considered unfit. Borderline cases or where concerns are raised from the clinical assessment, the respiratory questionnaire or the peak flow diary are to be referred to for further consideration via a specialist medical.

Ultimately your Medical Examiner will advise you whether you fulfil the criteria to be further assessed or whether you are to be considered fit or unfit for service.
 

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Well just to tell you and let you know, i just came back from Portsmouth (nice weather) and i have *drumroll* passed, well...they said i have but just confirmation from the don to make sure, then i can carry on with process, good times.
 

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Well just to tell you and let you know, i just came back from Portsmouth (nice weather) and i have *drumroll* passed, well...they said i have but just confirmation from the don to make sure, then i can carry on with process, good times.
happy days days congrats
 

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Thanks, i love you both. Especially Tucker, we get along so well :fight:
 
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