Injury and AIM?

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  1. oliviachang2866

    oliviachang2866 New Member

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    Recently I've sprained my right ankle. It is a very minor injury; will take another day or two to heal. I'm attending the third week of AIM. Would it be alright for me to wear a brace on my ankle?

    (I've worked too hard to back out now. Even if I did I would be more miserable staying at home than being yelled at by cadre.)
     
  2. RevenueCutterService

    RevenueCutterService Revenue Cutter Academy

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    Braces are fine. Inform your cadre if it impacts your ability to perform. Otherwise, there's no need to worry about it.
     
  3. USCGA13STN

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    So long as it's only a small injury. Even then I would consider reporting it. A Girl during Week 1 AIM received extremely bad marks on her evaluation because she hid from the Academy an injury she had until she got here. (Essentially lied on her medical form) and as a result she jeopardized her ability to get into the Academy...
     
  4. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    I'll help you out with this. I'm an AIM cadre who works the medical check-in table when you first in-process on Sunday. We are going to ask you some questions, the last one being, "Has anything changed since you sent in your medical form?" Do not try to lie or hide it, just say yes. Having a slight ankle injury doesn't affect your chances of an appointment. Attempting to deceive by hiding the injury does. You can definitely use the brace, it is not an issue. Sorry if this seems a little short, there have been a lot of medical calls in the past two days.
     

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