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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2005, 21:45:01 »
Risk management deems that - better safe now than your family (heirs et al)  be sorry.
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2005, 21:49:22 »
ok so the recruiter told me this is a long term thing, i understand. Waiting is not the problem anymore, i wanted to get in for march last Nov, but Feb 2005 was when i got enough credits to get my transcripts, now the day the summer course started was the date i got the rejection letter, i do not care how long it takes anymore i just want to be accepted into the CF,

Btw i dont even need a fckn epi-pen for my issue, i was assigned to one "jus in case" something happens and i thought it was a good thing to carry one. Apperently they did not accept me because they think that the epi-pen was a big issue. If i reverse my answer they would thin i am lying..what should i do??
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2005, 21:52:06 »
Join the chess club for now, and see if alternative treatment will eliminate or reduce your alergies.

Last thing you need is to go in to an anaphylactic shock with a live weapon in hand.


Either be patient, or head the recruiters advice

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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2005, 00:05:28 »
Here's a link to Anaphylaxis information. 

http://www.allergyfoundation.ca/public_information.html#Anaphylaxis

Just because you don't need a fckin' epipen now, doesn't mean you won't need one later.

This is one of those conditions that, the better the afflicted understands their condition, the longer they tend to live and that's in the civi world with faster ambulances, shorter response times, and shorter transports to hospital

Each reaction is worse then the previous one; they don't always present the same; most people who die of this do so long before an ambulance or medic get anywhere near them.

What should you do? 

Carry your epipen.  Get a medic-alert bracelet.  See your doctor about a possible desensitization course.

But what the hell do I know,  I'm just a fckn medic trying to help out with this.

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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2005, 00:34:39 »
Hey guys,

Don't mean to hijack this thread but here I go...I have my medical scheduled for next Tuesday July 19, and the recruiter told me to bring in an allergy sheet from a doctor when I come in. I told her I have seasonal allergies (hayfever). Does anyone know exactly what it is they need? I don't currently have a doctor so will I need to be tested for allergies or can I just tell them what my allergies are? I am going to try to contact the last family doctor I had to see if this information exists.

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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2005, 01:12:20 »
well im not about to give up. This site has also helped me out alot and i appreciate all the help and comments here. there r some ppl who got it worse then i did. But u guys think if i kept fighting it with many ways, i cud styll get in? i mean i can wait maybe for another 2 yrs. and since i kno where i screwed up and how everything works, i am thinking of re-applying in another recruiting centre registering at where my dad lives (kitchener) tell me what u guys think...
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2005, 01:25:35 »
Tang.  No one here is going to advise you to wait and try another centre.  Do you think that by doing that...and lying on a new application you are going to get through the system?  Do you not imagine the military keeps records?  When (notice I didn't say IF) you are caught, what do you imagine will happen?
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2005, 01:41:25 »
i dunno cheif, whats the worst that could happen? besides the fact i wont get in. I did ask my recruiter and on the blue book it will ask if i applied be4 and if u say yes then the will def. look at ur old records. but so many ppl apply for the 1st time and want to join, r they seriously going to look at if everyone applied before? i aint tryn to sound cocky or nething, but i dont kno thats y im asking. how does this work? whats the procedure and do you know any1 that has been caught before?
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2005, 01:48:13 »
i dunno cheif, whats the worst that could happen? besides the fact i wont get in.

You're right, you won't get in.  And later on in life, after your medical problem has ceased to be a problem, you still won't get in. This time though, it will be because of your previous attempts at fraudulent enrolment.

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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2005, 02:35:59 »
Don't mean to hijack this thread but here I go...I have my medical scheduled for next Tuesday July 19, and the recruiter told me to bring in an allergy sheet from a doctor when I come in. I told her I have seasonal allergies (hayfever). Does anyone know exactly what it is they need? I don't currently have a doctor so will I need to be tested for allergies or can I just tell them what my allergies are? I am going to try to contact the last family doctor I had to see if this information exists.

It is just a basic test where there prick your arms and check you for a couple dozen things you could be allergic to. Anything from shrimp to peanuts to chocolate.

I had to go to a specialist to get mine because my initial test came back positive, but you can go to a walk-in clinic. Your family doctor would be best.

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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2005, 02:38:21 »
i dunno cheif, whats the worst that could happen? besides the fact i wont get in. I did ask my recruiter and on the blue book it will ask if i applied be4 and if u say yes then the will def. look at ur old records. but so many ppl apply for the 1st time and want to join, r they seriously going to look at if everyone applied before? i aint tryn to sound cocky or nething, but i dont kno thats y im asking. how does this work? whats the procedure and do you know any1 that has been caught before?

Think long term. You might want to work for the government later on, or have a job that requires a security clearance. Don't screw up your future prospects because of this.

Incidently, try to work on your spelling and grammar. It'll help you out in any career.

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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2005, 09:58:31 »
Tang, Paramedtech gave you all the advice you need. If you don't heed that advice and try to get in somewhere else by lying, you will get caught Besides that fact, if you did get in and were to be on ex or deployment and something happened, you would not only likely die yourself but you would be putting your buddies at risk as well. Live ammo and serious allergic reactions = bad times for everyone.
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2005, 10:09:50 »
should i clear up my allergy problem ( which would take a while) then talk to my recruiter again? or if i try again i would have to repeat the whole process? and im not htinking of lying i will tell them i applied before
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #63 on: July 13, 2005, 10:15:34 »
Yes, you should go to your doctor and see if there is a treatment, then get said treatment. Once this regiment has been done, then go reapply. Trust me, later in life you'll be very happy you did this stuff. Better off alive and in a semi desirable career than dead in the army due to gusto. Good luck mate.
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2005, 10:48:54 »
So that there is no confusion of what happens when an applicant reapplies.   Even if they don't indicate that they have applied before, a search is always done and no one, I repeat, no one escapes the search.
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #65 on: July 13, 2005, 10:57:51 »
oh it isnt semi trust me...this something i wanna do and i have a burning desire to serve my country  :salute:
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Re: Medical issue
« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2005, 11:08:56 »
Then listen to those of us that have or are serving.  Do it truthfully and legally, and be patient, and trust me, if all goes well medically, you will get your chance to serve.

Good luck, And by the way, the MSN speak bugs me, so please stop it.

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« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2005, 23:56:40 »
So, i finally got everything cleared up from June, when i got rejected because i carried an epi-pen for my nut allergy. My allergy doctor wrote me a letter, but it was more of a progress reoprt to my family doctor. In the letter, it does not state that i needed an epi-pen, but at the same time it doesnt say i dont need one either, so i dont know if Borden is going to accept this. However, it only states that "allergen imunnotherapy is not needed at this time" and all these fancy medical terms i do not understand. What do you guys think?
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Re: Letter from Doctor
« Reply #68 on: October 31, 2005, 08:37:16 »
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Re: Allergies in the CF
« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2006, 13:39:20 »
Not sure if this was already covered but I’m lactose intolerant.  Its not an allergic response to milk it just that my stomach can not digest the sugar found in milk which results in some unpleasant side affects.  My question is will this be a problem? And Is there a soy/rice replacement available during basic? 

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Re: Allergies in the CF
« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2006, 19:10:37 »
Not sure how this will go over during basic.  However, I have worked with more than a few people (aircrew no less) who are lactose intolerant.  So, it shouldn't affect your career much.  Just give the other guys a heads up if you indulged in the yogurt or anything like that.  ;D
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Re: Allergies in the CF
« Reply #71 on: April 18, 2006, 13:49:22 »
Hey guys, just wanted to tell you that a few years ago, I applied for the reserves and everything went perfectly except that I had peanut allergies (that are now gone) and I couldn't join. I'm now waiting until I'm done my paramedic course and I'm gonna join the regs. Just wanted to let people know to watch out when they have allergies and want to join, if your not deadly and it only causes a minor inconvenience, your better off to never mention it to the medics.

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Re: Allergies in the CF
« Reply #72 on: April 18, 2006, 20:58:56 »
Nordwind.  I would suggest you rethink both your attitude and the advice you are handing out to others.  You will be asked if you have allergies and if you state no, you are lying.  That constitutes irregular enrolment.  If you do not have a serious reaction, let the medics decide.  As has been stated on here a hundred times...DO NOT LIE!  You will be caught.
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Re: Allergies in the CF
« Reply #73 on: April 18, 2006, 21:21:25 »
Here is what not disclosing your allergies will get you:

http://cfgb-cgfc.gc.ca/casestudies-e.php?case_study_id=169

Note, release item 1D = Fraudulent statement on enrolment.
5E = Irregular enrolment.

intentionally hiding your allergy will get you a 1D.

You can also refer to this thread here:
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,13190.0.html
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Re: Allergies in the CF
« Reply #74 on: April 22, 2006, 18:17:29 »
hey my name is chad jantzen, and i am wonderin... When i was young i had a  few lergic reactions to shellfish but my doctor doesnt think of it as an alergic reaction soo im wondering if that will be a problem on getting in? and i had asthma when i was a yung boy and soo i took the PT test and passed it, so is there any reason why the CF could reject me?