Perforated Eardrum Waiver

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Philip, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Philip

    Philip Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    If I've had a tympanoplasty within the last 120 days (and hence disqualified), but my eardrum has completely healed, I've sent in all pertinent information about the surgery as well as a letter from my doctor releasing me to full, unrestricted activity, what are my chances of my medical waiver being accepted?
     
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,291
    Likes Received:
    15
    Totally healed is a good thing. No perforations are permitted. The waiver authority will render their decision and notify you via letter. Good luck:thumb:
     
  3. Philip

    Philip Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you, sorry if I'm digging too much into this, but is there any reason why they could still deny me? I'm just looking for a small glimpse of certainty right now since my appointment is resting on this one thing alone, so I'm sure you can understand.
     
  4. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,291
    Likes Received:
    15
    The certainty will come when they render their decision and not before. There is certainty that a waiver would NOT be granted for any perforations.:thumb:
     
  5. Philip

    Philip Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Once again, thank you for your time and help. They've given me a better understanding of the situation. :)
     
  6. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,291
    Likes Received:
    15
    U R entirely welcome:thumb:
     
  7. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    9
    Just for some peace of mind, and this comes with every disclaimer I can think of since I am in no way affiliated with DODMERB or have any knowledge of the waiver process...

    I had a tympanoplasty in August of the year I applied, was DQ'd, sent in my medical forms after my ear had healed and was shortly qualified afterward.:thumb:

    Ironically as I sit just a few months from graduation I perforated my other eardrum playing racquetball. My ears didn't want to me to get in and now they seem to not want me to get out:shake:
     
  8. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,291
    Likes Received:
    15
    Correct.

    Hopefully it will close quickly:thumb:
     
  9. Philip

    Philip Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, this does bring some peace of mind. I'm a few months behind where you were, but this is still welcome news. :) Hope your ear heals quickly!
     
  10. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,291
    Likes Received:
    15
    We hope so too:thumb:
     

Share This Page