I agree a cyst maybe isn’t a big deal. And that will come through appropriately in the subsequent process.
Everybody has a story about dealing with some bureaucratic organization where something seemingly unimportant created needless complications because somebody clicked the wrong box on their computer screen that set off a chain of events that needlessly spiraled out-of-control. If that same issue was directed toward a different person on a different day, they might have dealt with it differently and it never would have been a problem in the first place.
Take my example of my identical twin sons. They graduated in 2013. When they were going through the application process, they each had to do the DoDMERB medical exam. They did not do it at the same time. They were wearing braces on their teeth. The braces were going to be removed prior to I-Day. Certainly, they were not the first candidates in history to have braces on their teeth during their DoDMERB exam. One gets a thumbs up and the other gets a thumbs down. Some nurse, doctor, technician or somebody
clicked a box that caused us a lot of aggravation to correct. I remember Larry Mullen (Deputy Directory) had to intercede - and I thank him for that. But it took
that! He told us that that should not have happened. Yeah - but it did
Remember, I had one son who passed his DoDMERB with braces on his teeth but he had a slight hernia. The other one only had braces and did not
pass. Maybe he would have been better off if he told them that he had a hernia, too.
The DoDMERB is the medical version of the DMV. You don't want to deal with Doris. You want Katie!
Doris: "I'm sorry, I cannot renew your license without a notarized copy of form D-4223(B). Also, I'm going to need written references from five non-family members attesting to your competency to drive. Also, we're going to need your Instagram password and a stool sample."
Katie: "Step over there, we'll take your photo and we should have your new license processed immediately."
People have to decide for themselves how to deal with these gray-area medical issues. But I would not leave discretionary things to their
discretion. One might see this as a matter of honor. I see it as a matter of using common sense in trying to circumvent arbitrary, inconsistent, bureaucratic decision making.