Just been rejected for having Kidney stones!

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Alright everyone.
After a long wait and worries about making it through the application proccess because of certain medical problems, I have just been rejected for having a small Kidney stone 4 years ago. I spoke to the army doctor and apparantly having Kidney stones more or less prevents me from joining the TA.I explained that I had it treated 4 years ago,but the army looks upon it as if I suddenly got an attack when on tour I would have to have medical treatment and be of no use to them.So basically I cannot join because I MAY develop another kidney stone, so maybe I cant join because I MAY get my legs blown off in Iraq.
I am a fit healthy bloke and cant believe I cant join because of a stone I had in my Kidney I am gutted as its something I have wanted to do for years. Does anyone know if I have a chance to appeal,or shall I just accept the army wont have me.
cheers lads
 
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from JSP 346

Urolithiasis
3.7.13. Candidates who have a confirmed history of calculus formation are
graded P8.
from google

Urolithiasis: The process of forming stones in the kidney, bladder, and/or urethra (urinary tract).

Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Kidney stones occur in 1 in 20 people at some time in their life.

The development of the stones is related to decreased urine volume or increased excretion of stone-forming components such as calcium, oxalate, urate, cystine, xanthine, and phosphate. The stones form in the urine collecting area (the pelvis) of the kidney and may range in size from tiny to staghorn stones the size of the renal pelvis itself.
 

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jarhead34 said:
So basically I cannot join because I MAY develop another kidney stone, so maybe I cant join because I MAY get my legs blown off in Iraq.I am a fit healthy bloke and cant believe I cant join because of a stone I had in my Kidney I am gutted as its something I have wanted to do for years. Does anyone know if I have a chance to appeal,or shall I just accept the army wont have me.
cheers lads
In your medical history, do you have a previous episode of having your legs blown off?
 
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Forastero said:
jarhead34 said:
So basically I cannot join because I MAY develop another kidney stone, so maybe I cant join because I MAY get my legs blown off in Iraq.I am a fit healthy bloke and cant believe I cant join because of a stone I had in my Kidney I am gutted as its something I have wanted to do for years. Does anyone know if I have a chance to appeal,or shall I just accept the army wont have me.
cheers lads
In your medical history, do you have a previous episode of having your legs blown off?
If he did I'm sure the chances of it happening again are quite low.
 
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You can appeal, but as its in black and white that you will be graded P8 (unfit for military service) your chances of sucess are roughly zero.

You have a confirmed history of Urolithiasis (kidney stones), you are therefore going to be graded P8, therefore you can't join.
 
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But do speak to your local cadet unit. I am sure they will snap you up as a Adult Instructor.

msr
 
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jarhead34 said:
You lot just going to take the P**s
I'd love to take the p**s. However due to your decreased urine volume which caused the Kidney Stones in the first place, I might find it harder to do than normal... :D
 
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Must resist......... must not take the piss
 
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jarhead34 said:
I was opening myself up on purpose I do have a sense of humour.
Opening yourself up? Thats ridiculous!

You need to see a doctor for surgery, not do it yourself. Its called Nephrolithotomy ( removal of kidney stones)

:D
 
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