The Worlds most pointless deferral

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Got my second deferral letter today, after being told for two years I was too underweight, apparantly a benign cyst on my chest is preventing me from service.

I'm confused though, as I had this cyst when I first went to ADSC those many moons ago, and it was not an issue. I phoned my recruiter and he told me to make an appointment with the doctor and get a letter explaining this, so i've made an appointment for Monday.

Naturally, Im a bit disappointed with this turn, but understand there are certain rules. I just can't understand why last time it wasn't an issue. One letter informed me I must wait 4 years, the one from ADSC simply stated that I needed a doctor's letter, which the recruiter backed up.

Realistically, what are my chances of a good outcome here? I have a sinking feeling that this letter won't make a blind bit of difference.
 
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A friend has suggested I include a photo of the growth to show how small and pointless it is, so that may make a difference.
 
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I had one of those cyst jobbies under the skin on my stomach.


I spent an hour in the shower squeezing it like a spot, it was fcuking gopping I easily got an open palms worth of thick dark yellow/green solid-ish stuff out of it and enough blood to make me feel light headed afterwards.

I only wish I'd taken a photo to cherish it as I doubt I'll get one like it again!


W-60
 
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Whiskey_60 said:
I had one of those cyst jobbies under the skin on my stomach.


I spent an hour in the shower squeezing it like a spot, it was fcuking gopping I easily got an open palms worth of thick dark yellow/green solid-ish stuff out of it and enough blood to make me feel light headed afterwards.

I only wish I'd taken a photo to cherish it as I doubt I'll get one like it again!


W-60
I saw a video of one of those - revolting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JehjqlzXwIQ
 
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EX_STAB said:
Whiskey_60 said:
I had one of those cyst jobbies under the skin on my stomach.


I spent an hour in the shower squeezing it like a spot, it was fcuking gopping I easily got an open palms worth of thick dark yellow/green solid-ish stuff out of it and enough blood to make me feel light headed afterwards.

I only wish I'd taken a photo to cherish it as I doubt I'll get one like it again!


W-60
I saw a video of one of those - revolting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JehjqlzXwIQ
Work unfortunately won't let me see youtube.

However I'm going to get a large bag of M&Ms and a bottle of coke on the way back and watch it with glee when I get home tonight! I'll compare it to my own and see who wins.
 
#11
Yeah, may be best to just get rid.

I've performed dental surgery on myself because of the fcuking terrible NHS coverage round here, but in this case I don't think a bottle of Vladivar [on a budget lads] and a table polished with abit of Mr. Sheen constitutes a sterile enviroment, Be gutted if it went as manky as whiskey's sounds, that'd probably cause me more trouble than leaving it alone...
 
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EX_STAB said:
Whiskey_60 said:
I had one of those cyst jobbies under the skin on my stomach.


I spent an hour in the shower squeezing it like a spot, it was fcuking gopping I easily got an open palms worth of thick dark yellow/green solid-ish stuff out of it and enough blood to make me feel light headed afterwards.

I only wish I'd taken a photo to cherish it as I doubt I'll get one like it again!


W-60
I saw a video of one of those - revolting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JehjqlzXwIQ
Fcuking hell thats almost exactly the same as mine, I didn't die afterwards though but I did touch myself over the awesomness.
 
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I had a bloody painful one on my inner theigh. It was rather excruciating when it got knocked. That got delt with in the minor ops clinic at my GP's.

Got a phonecall a week later saying actually it should have been done at a hospital as it was attatched to a nerve ending in my leg (hence why it was painful) and had to make sure i still had feeling in that area!
 
#15
Doesn't really matter how insignificant it is, the Army are pretty tough on the medical side of things. Why would they want someone with a health issue that could become much worse through training, etc.?
I got deferred for having a hernia in my nutsack. Nothing effected it. Not playing rugby as a forward, not lifting weights, not running. Nothing. Still had to have it removed as you never know when these things raise their ugly heads.

Just get it lobbed off.
 
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Yeah, looking into it tomorrow. Although my recruiter said that it was so small I shouldn't have even mentioned it as the guys at ADSC wouldn't see it in the flesh and would have to "put their umbrellas up" to be safe. He reckons with a doctor's letter I should be cleared no problem. Its barely visible now and has actually shrunk since I mentioned it.

I only reported it incase it got noticed when I went back to ADSC, I'd rather inform them of even the littlest thing so at least I can say I was 100% accurate on my paperwork.

I'm just going to take the option that delays me the least.
 
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Zer0 said:
Yeah, looking into it tomorrow. Although my recruiter said that it was so small I shouldn't have even mentioned it as the guys at ADSC wouldn't see it in the flesh and would have to "put their umbrellas up" to be safe. He reckons with a doctor's letter I should be cleared no problem. Its barely visible now and has actually shrunk since I mentioned it.

I only reported it incase it got noticed when I went back to ADSC, I'd rather inform them of even the littlest thing so at least I can say I was 100% accurate on my paperwork.

I'm just going to take the option that delays me the least.
Still reckon you should take some plyers to it and squeeze the sh!t out of it.
 
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My GP told me it was completely harmless. He said I could keep it or opt to have it removed, but after giving a vague description in poor English [he was of the foreign persuasion], he promptly moved practices, SO I need to be seen by my new, more British GP and get a note [stamped and signed] explaining that this growth is even more harmless than Belgium.

First time I've ever needed a note to actually do PE :s

Whiskey - good point, that option would probably delay me the least. Did you find the resultant mess difficult to remove from clothing/carpet? Vanish is expensive.
 
#19
My girlfriend has just offered to use her artist's scalpel [sterile she assures me] and a bottle of Kirov to cut it away. I figure that they'll want a doctors note after removal won't they? So I've had to decline her kind offer.
 
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