Selection Deferment

#1
:cry:

First off, thanks to those of you who have been helping me out with my application to your lovely corps, and putting up with my silly questions.

Just been defered from my initial selection up in Glencorse, with a silly potential heart murmur. I'm not too devastated, but I'm obviously not massively chuffed either. Feeling a bit deflated really, especially after a 5 hour train journey there and back.

I've got to get an... let's see if I can remember this... echo-cardiogram? And hopefully it'll check out clear and I'll be back on course in a month or so.

So that's 1 application form, 2 referees, 3 interviews, 2 medicals (soon to be 3), 1 optical test, 1 big 1109 CTC form, and a half-completed 2-day selection course. Whatever happened to conscription? 8)

So, that's it really - just wanted to vent somewhere, and now I've not to get too disheartened as I wait on my scan.

Crayonic
 
#2
Bad luck, mate.

Don't be too put down by it though. Wait for the diagnosis and then, if it's bad, steer a course to the nearest off-licence.

Gin will make it better. Trust me.
 
#5
Edit - I don't know, you try and help someone and they just make you look silly.
 
#9
crayonic said:
:cry:

So, that's it really - just wanted to vent somewhere, and now I've not to get too disheartened as I wait on my scan.

Crayonic
Was it an accidental pun???

:p
 
#11
Litotes said:
AF1771 said:
crayonic said:
:cry:

So, that's it really - just wanted to vent somewhere, and now I've not to get too disheartened as I wait on my scan.

Crayonic
Was it an accidental pun???

:p
Coffee all over keyboard! Shot! Out!

Litotes
if you're going to make random gunner / coffee references...

surely "SPLASH OVER!" would have been far more funny :)
 
#12
In a previous life, I was a Recruiter and had a lot of applicants deferred for 'heart murmurs'. In my experience, very few of these turned out to be a real problem and most went on to be accepted after their scans. (They definately weren't money making schemes for the specialists, FACT!) Keep you pecker up.

Come on in, the water's lovely!
 
#13
It's not his pecker he is worried about..apparantly :)
 
#14
Quick update on the heart murmer scan thingymabob...

Had 13 wires glued to my chest and freezing cold blue gel liberally spread over me, it would seem I'm a healthy specimen and I'll grace your ranks with my ugly fizog soon.

:D

The doc put my heart through the loudspeaker too which was a bit weird!

Thanks to those who offered words of reassurance.

Crayonic
 
#15
crayonic said:
Quick update on the heart murmer scan thingymabob...

Had 13 wires glued to my chest and freezing cold blue gel liberally spread over me, it would seem I'm a healthy specimen and I'll grace your ranks with my ugly fizog soon.

:D

The doc put my heart through the loudspeaker too which was a bit weird!

Thanks to those who offered words of reassurance.

Crayonic
did that not squash it?

by the way i think it's called an electrocardiagram - ECG
 
#16
crayonic said:
Quick update on the heart murmer scan thingymabob...

Had 13 wires glued to my chest and freezing cold blue gel liberally spread over me, it would seem I'm a healthy specimen and I'll grace your ranks with my ugly fizog soon.

:D

The doc put my heart through the loudspeaker too which was a bit weird!

Thanks to those who offered words of reassurance.

Crayonic
Now that is something that CR will get excited about!!!!


:p :p :p
 
#18
On a serious note:

Glad to hear that all went well. Any idea of when you can start now?
 
#19
Just waiting to be called back to Glencorse to finish my Recuitment Selection - (around 2 weeks I'm told), and then I've got my corps interview/apt tests in Chicksands.

Oh, and the small matter of basic training. :) There's 2 Basic intakes in September - depends on paperwork. Means I'm looking at Chickers around Christmas.

... I'm not convinced the blue gel was necessary but he was wearing a white coat so he must have been a doctor.... er... probably 8O

Gives me ideas for parties anyway :twisted:

Crayonic
 
#20
crayonic said:
... I'm not convinced the blue gel was necessary but he was wearing a white coat so he must have been a doctor.... er... probably 8O

Gives me ideas for parties anyway :twisted:

Crayonic
Its been done so many times before, but it will be new for you so go ahead and enjoy yourself..CR would love to help :p
 
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