Broken Arm

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Zyyn, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Zyyn

    Zyyn New Member

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    8 days after becoming Medically Qualified, I broke my arm (distal humeral fracture). I'm not sure what hurt more, the break or the realization that I just disqualified myself.

    I was told by my doctor that I should make a full recovery by early November and that no surgery will be required as it appears that the bones will fuse with no complications.

    Assuming I'm competitive (whether or not I truly am I guess we will see when USMA sends/rejects me a waiver) how long will the process of becoming Medically re-qualified take?

    And yes I do look forward to the grueling workouts that will insue after my humerus heals and all my muscles have dissolved. :(. I guess its just a test of how much I want to be in USMA. A test that I can guarantee you that I will pass. :wink:

    I have already emailed Mr. Mullen with my situation. But because I respect both the opinion of Mr. Mullen and that of the forum, I wanted to see what the forum thought of my situation.
     
  2. k2rider

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    Obviously, my opinion means nothing but I want to tell you how impressed I am with your honesty and maturity regarding the injury. I know people always bring up the integrity issue when it comes to reporting injuries received during or after the DoDMERB process. That being said, many people would never bring it up, even though they are required to do so.

    I would hope that just the mere fact that you stepped up to report the injury would help in any decision for you to get re-qualified if that's what is necessary. I know it would if I was making the decision....obviously assume you heal up like I assume you will.

    Good luck in your endeavours and thank you for making the decision to serve! :thumb:
     
  3. Zyyn

    Zyyn New Member

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    You may not believe your opinion means anything but your kind words inspire me to work that much more to overcome this challenge to my willpower.

    I would be lying to say that there was not a moral dilemma that I had to overcome in my choosing to report my issue because there indeed was quite a struggle. In the end, I felt that not only would I be turning against the standards of the academy by not reporting my medical problem but that I would also be turning against the standards I have put up for myself.

    Thank you again for your kind words. I too hope that USMA looks kindly upon my issue and does decide to offer me a waiver.
     
  4. MullenLE

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    Zyyn - If U already sent me the email, I will reply tonight. Ensure you = Cut and paste your posting (if you haven't already ); provide son's full name and last 4 SSN; and send to me in an email to larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there. I will be all caught up on responses by midnight (MDT) Sat 16 Oct:thumb:
     
  5. Zyyn

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    Yes, I have received your email and will get to work immediately on gathering all the necessary paperwork.

    Thank you very much, Mr. Mullen!
     
  6. MullenLE

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    Our pleasure. Heal up:thumb:
     

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