CFA Issue

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Losttime, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Losttime

    Losttime Member

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    Well... I took the cfa a couple days ago and did pretty well.
    16 pullups
    74ft bball throw
    75 pushups
    95 situps
    8.7 shuttle run.

    But here is my problem, last weekend, I received trauma to my right knee from snowboarding. My knee filled with blood, and even when drained, the damage is still there. It will heal to normal, but currently my knee is damaged and enlarged. This inhibited my ability to run, and I performed a 7:20 mile. Pretty bad. I will not recover in time to take it again in this last week, is there any way for admissions to learn of my circumstances?
     
  2. Patriotic

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    No need to worry. Those scores are all passing/good.
     
  3. Whistle Pig

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    Your run is not good but it is passing. I'd do 2 things. 1. Let your knee heal fully and expeditiously, and 2. Don't worry about this. You could offer some communique explaining your poor run, but who knows if they'll look at your judgement on the snow-boarding prior to doing a CFA as totally dumb and wreckless. Two sides to that coin in the event it merits attention and consideration. I'd be inclined to let it go. You've passed. Congrats and good luck.
     
  4. lukepeoples

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    I would look up how to check for an acl/pcl tear. I would also check for a meniscal tear. If there is still debilitating pain after 14 days of rest and ice, I would get it checked out, otherwise do NOT tell the naval academy. Knee injuries are hard to heal (I had a lateral meniscus tear that took four months to heal with moderate rest). If you tell the academy, they may require an additional dodmerb evaluation and they could disqualify you. Don't ruin yourself at this point!

    Source: occupation/ Navy medicine - surgery
     
  5. kinnem

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    lukepeoples is correct. Nevertheless you are obligated to inform them of any change in your medical condition. I'm sure they would monitor you and if your properly healed you'll report to the academy.
     
  6. usna1985

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    Agree with the above. You are required to inform DODMERB of a change in medical status. If it's "no big deal" from a medical standpoint, it won't change your status. If you have something more serious, it's important for DODMERB to evaluate it -- yes, even if it means a potential DQ.

    If you do have a more serious injury and it surfaces during Plebe Summer and USNA learns you knew about it and didn't inform DODMERB as you were supposed to . . . not a good situation,
     
  7. mulan50

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    Agree with above posts. Really have to let Dodmerb know what is going on. If it turns out to be more than it is and you show up for induction day, knowing there is a problem, now you would also have a character issue.
     
  8. Losttime

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    Ok thank you everyone for the input, I appreciate it. I have decided that I will not let the Academy know, because I do not believe this injury will affect me by I-Day if accepted. It has already gotten better over this week. Normally I can run a low 6 mile, so I am not deficient in that category. Although, it sucks that the Academy will see that I am based on my cfa. Lastly, I do not believe snowboarding is reckless. It is a sport, and I have gone up to the mountain for over 30 whole days this season. This is the only injury I've sustained and I do freestyle. Maybe I will be able to join the freestyle team at USNA. Thanks again! :thumb:
     
  9. Whistle Pig

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    Agree.

    At this point it sounds like a minor, if limiting sniffle. A cold or flu might have led to the same results in a run. In the event a month from now, it's more than a healed sprain, then you'd best bite that bullet.

    As for your take on mine re: snowboarding, I think you missed my point, but it matters not. As for being wreckless? Blow that knee out ... again ... and then we'll discuss it.
     
  10. kinnem

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    It's reckless in the context of what it means to you at this point in time. Get a serious injury now and wave bye-bye to an academy. Get one after admission and your in much better shape to deal with what it means to the rest of your life. Glad to see you live a life full of integrity too. :thumbdown:
     
  11. esu8

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    questionable advise



    The first question that I ask is whether or not you have an appointment? I believe the answer to that question is no, otherwise you would not be concerned with your CFA results. So first let me advise you that I am in no way an expert, and I would never advise anyone to do anything unethical. This process is full of pitfalls, obstacles, and unknown delays. Why impede your own progress when it may not be necessary. I would advise you to first consult your physician find out if there is any serious damage and what would be your recovery time including rehab. If and when you receive an appointment and it is clear that you will not be fit to perform, then I would report my injury otherwise in my opinion it is a non issue.
     
  12. Losttime

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    I wear protective gear when I snowboard now. Knee pads, helmet, etc.
     
  13. Losttime

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    I will see a physician if my knee continues to swell and bother me after two weeks from now.
     
  14. chiromed0

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    Umm..you said you had it drained so I take it you saw a physician. Blood in the knee joint might not be that bad. See an ortho and if you are that worried get an MRI. Even with torn meniscus you "can" be fine. Torn ligaments it might be another matter.

    The advice DS was given after appointment was "cut out all the risky crap". Not saying that snowboarding is risky but I'd say if you don't "have to" do it then don't. Let that knee heal up and find an ortho that understands your situation, not a PI clinic type practice.
     
  15. Losttime

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    My friend's mom is a nurse so she was able to drain it for me at their house... I'm able to run and do physical exercise, so I'm probably fine. Something in my knee may be damaged, but if it works... Don't fix it. :cool:
     
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    Best of luck!
     

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