injury whilst in process of joining

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by bullseye2011, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. First post on here!

    I am in the process of joining the parachute regiment. I have done the BARB test, medical has been sent off & now waiting for my medical to come back ok. Training has been going great, improving all the time with my fitness & strength. At work last week I have injured my back & over the weekend it had got worse & worse. I held on as long as i could but the pain got unbearable yesterday so i had to go up to a&e as i couldn't move & thought it could of been something serious. I was hanging on as long as possible hopeing it would sort itself out, because obviously going to a&e it will now be on my medical record. By what they said it could be a pull or possibly a slipped disc. They have wrote to my GP & told me to make an appointment with them & possibly physio. Dont think i will be needing physio to be honest as it is already improving alot with just rest. From what i have heard from mates who are already servicing in the forces i should be ok aslong as it isn't an ongoing problem & i haven't had any previous back problems.

    Any help with this would be apreciated.

    cheers
     
  2. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    oh JOININING.....I thought it read IRONING...was about to launch into a lngthy tal of woe....
     
  3. walkyrie

    walkyrie Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    Backs can be funny things, especially with entry requirements.

    Once you go to your GP (and then through any subsequent referals) and get a proper diagnosis take it your recruiter and he can advise.
     
  4. If you did it a week or so ago, why did you go to Accident & EMERGENCY?****
     
  5. Because its a nightmare getting an appointment at doctors around here & it was an ACCIDENT that happend at work that caused the injury.

    I'll just see how it goes & have a word with my recruiter when he gets in touch about my medical coming back.

    cheers
     
  6. So you attempted to circumvent a system for your own personal needs.

    If you ever get in don't even try anything like that, you'll be double fisted in every orifice.

    PS man up you fanny.
     
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  7. internet forums are all the same. doesn't take long for someone to start. crack on
     
  8. true, every week we get some **** coming on here with an injury/problem/condtion/illness that they have tried to hide in the vain hope that they can keep it hidden before/during training instead of getting it sorted as soon as possible so it isn't a long term problem.
     
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  9. At what point did i say i would be hiding it from my recruiter? i said i would see how it goes (my injury) & when my recruiter gets in touch about my medical coming back then i would be speaking to him & obviously i would be talking to him about my injury.
     
  10. when you left it for a week before getting it sorted out, oh and when you typed this

    "I was hanging on as long as possible hopeing it would sort itself out, because obviously going to a&e it will now be on my medical record"

    it's almost as if it had been sorted without it showing on your records then you'd not be mentioning it.
     
  11. I forgot to say

    "Use the search function"
     
  12. It's not an injury though is it? It's a strain, you're going to ave to learn to suck it up instead of being such a wuss, you'll never survive in Para Regt otherwise.
     
  13. I dont know you come on here giving it plenty about your crap management of your injury only to be told a honest opinion by some military medical professionals (no shit) and vets and you kick off.
     
  14. So you went to Accident & EMERGENCY a week later because it's a pain trying to get a GP appointment.
    What did the (overworked) A&E doctors do? Oh yes, "They have wrote to my GP & told me to make an appointment with them & possibly physio. Dont think i will be needing physio to be honest".

    IMHO you will probably ( judging solely by this thread) have an interesting career in the Srevices.
     
  15. Not once have i kicked off. All i was askin if anyone knew with me having a back strain/injury would be a problem with me joining. As i have heard back problems can stop you from joining that was all. And all i got in response was ''man up you fanny'', ''you wuss'' & something about tryin to have one over on my recruiter.