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Update - The Beginnings of Medical Frustrations

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So I've started to begin all my paperwork and schedule my appointment for the DoDMERB. I'm started to get frustrated already due to my fear of having to do all this work only to get DQ.

I'm really scared that my medical history is going to DQ me from getting the ROTC scholarship. It is a bummer because these are problems that haven't presented themselves in years. I am also frightened of being caught lying about my medical past because I don't remember everything that has happened to me before.

I can't really get a handle of the "Don't tell everything.. but don't lie" philosophy.

I am thinking that I should meet in my doctor before DoDMERB to see what is in my medical records, what I need to report, and what I could try and get letters from her stating they arn't a problem and waiver-worthy.

Anyways. Just thought I'd give an update and just vent my frustrations because my family isn't really taking it seriously. They think I am going to be the first person DQ on 18 different conditions and people are going to think I was joking when I say I want to join.

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Gennaver has 13 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

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So I've started to begin all my paperwork and schedule my appointment for the DoDMERB. I'm started to get frustrated already due to my fear of having to do all this work only to get DQ.

I'm really scared that my medical history is going to DQ me from getting the ROTC scholarship. ...

I can't really get a handle of the "Don't tell everything.. but don't lie" philosophy.

1. Relax

2. general colds and ailments that were temporary or fleeting are not the issue, generally

3. major illnesses or chroic condiation are of interest, especially if they were beyond childhood illnesses, (an example is many people have had chicken pox and mumps...I had them at ages 27 and 40, so it was relative for "me" to mention them).

4. any illnesses that required hospitilizations or ER visits are generally of interest, (mostly relevant for time since injury or cause of injury but, again, not a panic)

5. your own panic about it may be considered an issue in itself, hence, the be honest but, do not overly disclose, (they aren't asking about the routine stuff and if you get flustered and worried then they may think there is a reason for it...try to relax)

6. Be honest, even if you do have a questionable condition for DQ there are always variances...

Finally, is there a specific illness or condition you are worried about?

Good luck,

Gen

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