Medical Qualifications

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  1. Jenna

    Jenna Member

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    Hi, does anyone know if I would be disqualified bc i have a metal plate in my leg with screws from a surgery in 2014. It is completely healed and doesnt need to be removed, I can run and it doesnt bother me as long as I am active. Any knowledge is appeciated thank you!
     
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    My DS received his Medical Qualification already. He broke his femur in 2015 (snapped in two) had surgery installed a titanium rod and screws down inside his femur where it will remain for life. He did receive a Remedial - and we had to send in All Sugeon notes from surgery to release as well as all notes for scans and X-rays. Get them now be prepared.
     
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  3. Jenna

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    ok thanks
     
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    OMFG! That made my own femur hurt, like my eyes are watering. I can't even imagine!
     
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    It was beyond painful. He was quite the yeller in the Trauma Department. It’s amazing that not 2 years ago right now I was having to help him to the restroom with a walker and hold his leg while he went to the bathroom or showered - so proud to say not only is he a recruited athlete he did not miss a competition that year. Broke it Dec 6, 2015 and was competing March 3, 2016. He is now one of the top 20 in the Nation for his sport.
    We sold his dirt bike last year when we realized his potential. Need bubble wrap
     
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  6. Jenna

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    Thts awesome
     
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    Im glad he was able to recover so quickly, I had a anuerysmal bone cyst removed in my shin and went through the same thing just about i was in a wheel chair for 6 weeks and then walkedfor 6 and jogged for 6 but it took me 6 months before i made up all the muscle and started running a little bit. It was the longest 6months of my life but now im healthy
     
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    I feel you! Neither are easy recoveries. Our surgeon told my DS most take a year to recover from this injury and lots never fully recover. He pushed through many many hours of painful therapy and our school therapist worked with him during his football PE hour. Lots of trauma done to the muscle tissue around the break. My son refused to admit that he was in to much pain to continue; Dr said it was his sheer determination to not quit that saw him through to the other side so much faster than most.
    He did have a rocky start to his season that year but finished strong... and last year just was absolutely killing it off of the gate straight through his season.

    Fight on fight hard - never quit - never give up = Perseverance
     
  9. Jenna

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    Thats amazing!!! What a story!!