Question regarding surgery

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  1. McCoy

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    The summer after my freshman year I had a bar put into my chect for Pectus Excavatum. The bar is to be removed the summer after my senior year, which will hopefully be when I enter AFA. I was wondering if I would have to get it out before I go to BCT, or I could probably wait untill after BCT then get some kind of leave to have it removed? (it is out-patient) but I have to be on meds and probably wouldn't be able to do much physical activity like pushups, etc. for a week or so, would they let me get away with that? This is all assuming I get in, which of course I'm going to work as hard as I can to get in. And of course would ask my ALO about this as well.
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    The only person that can really give you any ACCURATE guidance on this is Mr. Larry Mullen.

    His info is all over this thread...send him your question in the format he requests and you can be assured, he will contact you and you will get THE WORD from "THE MAN" that knows all re: DODMERB!

    Steve
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  3. McCoy

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    I have already emailed him, appears he will be gone untill the 27th. Also, I believe I saw something about it only DQ's if it limits you physically? Well, it definatly doesn't, and I could get it out a bit early if necessary, before I would leave. I just hate the thought of being DQ'ed.
     
  4. flieger83

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    Not too worry, he WILL get back with you! He has totally changed the image of DODMERB in his time there!!

    "He" is one of the VERY GOOD guys!!! :thumb:

    As for a "DQ" you have to understand, from my shallow ALO knowledge, that a "DQ" by itself isn't the end of life. The SA will then decide whether or not you are one that they want a waiver submitted for. THEN it becomes an issue and Larry and his team are VERY good at qualifying folks that should be qualified or can be qualified. There are some situations that can't be waived, by law and DODMERB can't do a thing about that. Those that CAN be waived, DODMERB is VERY good at working with those folks.

    Steve
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  5. MullenLE

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    I have sent him a response this evening. He needs to provide me additional info before I can answer his question fully. If he answers tomorrow, I will answer tomorrow night:thumb:
     

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