Medically disqualified - page 2

Blast. My recruiter just called me this morning and said MEPS emailed him and said I was medically disqualified for having 2 kidney stones 3 years ago. I am so mad. He said he's going to send my... Read More

  1. by   Gennaver
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Well damn, I guess I should count the military out. I have had kidney stones and gall stones, but I too contributed that to being pregnant.

    Does it keep you from being in reserves too?
    CRNA,

    It may not necessarily keep you out. It may be waiverable if your stones only involved one kidney...if they were over a year ago...and so on.

    Best advice is to get copies of all your medical information regarding this and to call or go speak with a recruiter.

    There may indeed still be a shot!! Good luck!
    Gen
  2. by   Gennaver
    Quote from smattles1of2
    You might still be ok. I am hearing different things. If you've had 1 stone then you are ok. If you've had more than 1, but they are 12 months apart at least, then you are ok. If they are made out of certain material you are ok...

    I'm not sure of the reserves. I haven't researched them.

    But my husband's recruiter is going to try and help me out. He helped my husband get in even though he had a medical disqualifying problem, so surely he can get me in. I am not giving up!!
    Good!

    Do not give up, giving up definately ends all options. Following through will, at the very least, allow you to know that no matter *what* the outcome is that you did try your very best and every option.

    Gen
    p.s. I had two waivers in my application and it was nerve wracking to wait, I am not sure but, waivers are like asking permission to be considered even though on the surface we do not meet the minimum Army requirements
  3. by   smattles1of2
    Thanks I'm trying!
  4. by   Care&Joy
    Quote from Gennaver
    Good!

    Do not give up, giving up definately ends all options. Following through will, at the very least, allow you to know that no matter *what* the outcome is that you did try your very best and every option.

    Gen
    p.s. I had two waivers in my application and it was nerve wracking to wait, I am not sure but, waivers are like asking permission to be considered even though on the surface we do not meet the minimum Army requirements
    Gennaver, what, if I may ask, were your waivers for??? If it's not too personal, of course . I'm just wondering because my recruiter's in the middle of getting the paperwork to waive an automatic disqualification a Dr is trying to give me AFTER my first MEPS Dr passed & okayed me. So I'm just wondering what things they've wound up waiving through anyway . Thanks!
  5. by   aura_of_laura
    Misery loves company - thank goodness for forums My husband (also a nurse) and I are going through this same process with the MEPS board right now. Every time we start to feel confidant, something pops up and our recruiter hints that we're doomed- so we resign ourselves to not getting in the AF, only to find out "It's okay!" two weeks later. And on and on and on...

    I hope that things work out for everyone going through this!
  6. by   RNROSER2011
    ....sometimes its who you know. I managed to get into the Navy Reserve with a history of adult asthma! And I wasn't going in as a medical professional, but an enlisted person in logistics. Be persistant, and ask if there are any medical tests they will accept to prove you can be fit for duty. In my case I happened to know a doctor in town that was also a Captain in the Navy Reserve and I asked him what was necessary to prove that I was fit enough for the military. My 8 yr enlistment is coming to a close this month, and I am glad I did it. I'm going to miss all my shipmates....
  7. by   Care&Joy
    Quote from aura_of_laura
    Misery loves company - thank goodness for forums My husband (also a nurse) and I are going through this same process with the MEPS board right now. Every time we start to feel confidant, something pops up and our recruiter hints that we're doomed- so we resign ourselves to not getting in the AF, only to find out "It's okay!" two weeks later. And on and on and on...

    I hope that things work out for everyone going through this!
    I hear ya'! It's especially frustrating since I had gone through the whole process & actually passed with my first MEPS Dr. & then this new pipsqueak comes in when I have to do my 2nd MEPS (since my 1st one had expired after I had to finish my BSN), misinterprets much of my paperwork & decides to disqualify me on the spot before he even sees me! I will be praying for you guys too then, as I know this can be a grueling, frustrating process! Keep me updated!
  8. by   Care&Joy
    Quote from nurse2brose
    ....sometimes its who you know. I managed to get into the Navy Reserve with a history of adult asthma! And I wasn't going in as a medical professional, but an enlisted person in logistics. Be persistant, and ask if there are any medical tests they will accept to prove you can be fit for duty. In my case I happened to know a doctor in town that was also a Captain in the Navy Reserve and I asked him what was necessary to prove that I was fit enough for the military. My 8 yr enlistment is coming to a close this month, and I am glad I did it. I'm going to miss all my shipmates....
    So happy to hear it went great for you!!!! Yeah, they said they couldn't recommend any tests, so now I have to help a new civilian Dr I am seeing tomorrow "guess" what I need that will be good enough to get me through to my 2nd MEPS. I am trying my best to be persistent! I hope it goes well for you in your new life endeavors after your service. Thank you for your service, also!
  9. by   nebnurse
    ok so originally i had gone to meps in LA and made the mistake of telling them i had eczema as a child, afterwhich they attempted to tell me that was a "chronic" condition and i was therefore disqualified. not cool. my recruiter then made arrangements for me to go to a local army base, take my physical there in a regular doctors clinic setting, where the aforementioned chronic condition was never mentioned, and i passed. there are definitely ways around this. if you are able to get your recruiter to work with you.
  10. by   Care&Joy
    Quote from ben-rn
    ok so originally i had gone to meps in LA and made the mistake of telling them i had eczema as a child, afterwhich they attempted to tell me that was a "chronic" condition and i was therefore disqualified. not cool. my recruiter then made arrangements for me to go to a local army base, take my physical there in a regular doctors clinic setting, where the aforementioned chronic condition was never mentioned, and i passed. there are definitely ways around this. if you are able to get your recruiter to work with you.
    I hope so. My recruiter has worked very hard during this whole thing (literally years!). He's definitely doing his job! & I could tell even he was getting exhausted last week. & for you, what's crazy is that some people just have a tiny mild case of eczema or psoriasis (unlike one of my aunts -not blood aunt- who has it horribly), or whatever, & it's not even bad at all! I could see a severe case of something hindering the military & costing bucko bucks in the long-run, but come on', everyone in this life has a mild case of SOMETHING...we're humans in a corrupt world. Show me a person w/out a health problem, & I'll show you Santa Clause ha ;-P.

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