Asthma issue

ND88TN

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Okay... so here's the deal.

I'm Navy ROTC and spent my first semester as a college programmer. However, over the summer I took my DODmerb physical, since I was at the time applying to the Air Force and Naval Academies. Well, after a semster of NROTC, I've decided this is definitely for me, which is WONDERFUL since I was just awarded the NROTC leadership scholarship last week!

Here's the problem:
When filling out my medical history for my DODmerb physical I was under the impression that I was diagnosed with asthma at age 11. I thought that I was given meds, but never really much happened after that and that was the only mention of asthma in my medical history. Well, it turns out that I was NEVER diagnosed with asthma. Never, ever. It was in fact a simple bronchial infection. Much different than asthma.

So, now I'm in remidial status with DODmerb, and not sure what to do, since I obviously have never had asthma. I'm in the position of providing supporting documentation and filling out a questionaire for a condition I never actually had. I mean its great to find out that I never was in fact diagnosed with asthma, but hard since I'm not sure how to proceed.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Go Navy!
 
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RetNavyHM

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Not a big deal, as long as you can get the medical records. The medical records will show DoDMERB that you made a mistake when filling out the history, and you can also state the same in the allergy questionnaire.

Should be easy for DoDMERB to clear that.
 

ND88TN

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Yay! My DODMerb approval came through yesterday, and I am going to the unit to sign my scholarship papers tomorrow!


Agency: US Navy CSB SubAgency: 51

Admission Status Change Date: 24-JAN-2008
Current Medical Status: Qualified Unrestricted Line (as of 11-FEB-08 )
 

T39Pilot

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DODmerb website as to D changed today to the following:

Agency: US Air Force Academy

Admission Status Change Date: 8-FEB-2008
Current Medical Status: Commission Qualified - Medical Waiver granted (as of 25-FEB-08 ) Code Description
D241.30 Asthma/reactive airway disease/exercise induced bronchospasm after age 13


One very excited D here. :thumb:
Now, where do I locate the Parent support group?:rolleyes:

Thanks for all the help you guys, especially RetNav!!!
 

dsk

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Congrats on shedding the "D". Our S just got a D for asthma today, although he as not had any related problems for a long time. How did you approach the waiver challenge on that issue?
 

RetNavyHM

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Congrats to your D T39Pilot!! Now the real fun can begin!!

dsk, the best thing to do would be to go through some of the old posts (do a search on asthma) to get some thoughts. Also the very best thing to do would be to have your son write a letter to the waiver authorities explaining his asthma/reactive airway disease history in his own words. Detail what medications he used, when the last time he used the medications, as well as the last time a prescription was filled (even if he never used it). Have him state what activities he currently participates in, and how the asthma/reactive airway disease affects him, if at all. This should be sent to DoDMERB, and they will forward it to the waiver authorities.
 
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