Acne/scars making military entrance TOUGH!keloid
Posted 26 September 2008 - 07:28 AM
I went for my Army physical at MEPS the other day.
The whole physical went fine cept for when they started overlooking me for scars and piercings.
He asked me what kind of scars did I have that were distinguishing or identifying... or whatever.. and like we went over the same for what tattoos and where do you have them- can I see them deal... and when i showed the one tattoo i had 2 scars underneath it so he already saw it and i had to fess up... plus i had to do all these exercises in my underwear so they would have seen them in there too.
Ok so i show this doc my scars and i told him how i got them. he then asked me have you ever cut yourself. and I said no. I mean i have... lets see... 3 scars.. and they are raised (keloid or kypertrophic i guess) and i have 3 other scars that are clearly keloid... all on the shoulder area.. OH and 2 on my face/jawline.
So ok he got like weird with me cause i had self tanner on and it was blotchy from not drying and i didnt think of anything of that part...
then later hes like go wait in the other room. Im in my undies and reading a magazine. he brings this huge bitch of a doctor in (i saw her before)... and he points to the scars and keloids and then to the one on my jawline.. and she says- Looks like self mutilation to me!
I said... WHAT??? These scars came up from me picking acne...
they didnt want to hear it and cut me off. i tried to say what i wnated to say.
so later i go to sign my paper and i see there is a 3 (which means Disqual) over the 1 that was there for S= Psychiatric.
NOT COOL. IM PISSED and refuse to sign this.
So evntually the male doc said you can get a waiver.
So i said ok and i took my thing down to the army liaison. They said yes you can apply for a waiver.
I call my recruiter and he said oh wow you passed your test with high scores and you got all 1s in PUHLES except for eyes cause you wear glasses... and im like no dude they jsut changed the 1 to a 3.
My recruiter is like- Im coming up.
He got there and talked to them... so now i have to get a consult. A psych one... not fucking cool man... i mean they accused me of this and i didnt even get to explain. its my fault for not going to the doc over this stuff but 12 years ago i went for one on my ear from a piercing and they were like stay away from piercings and you wont get keloids (which i didnt and didnt get another one on my ears) but the docs never told me it can come from picking or trauma or ACNE... so here i am like looking retarded cause i have no medical files to back this up.
I also have to go for a derm consult. Not sure if i have to do both but the recruiter just had emailed me saying they want to look at the scars again... but i think they need to change that disqualifying score from the Psychiatric slot to the Upper extremities slot...
So...now i can say that acne is pure evil since i have keloids on my jawline that will interfere with the wearing of a gas mask... so i guess i have to go through expensive treatments now...
I really dont appreciate being told that i was a cutter or into self mutilation because of a scar and i have no idea how it even got there besides picking at acne...
that is my rant. im out.
Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:11 AM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:18 AM
I'm sorry they're giving you such a hassle. Damn The Man.
Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:33 AM
I am so sorry to hear...
Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:06 AM
Posted 27 September 2008 - 08:05 AM
Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:43 AM
Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:37 PM
3 guys with overalls and hockey sticks is not considered an army
At least our army treats our people like people. But our army is not so big either. -_-
Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:49 PM
Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:06 PM
Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:39 AM
Anyways i am trying to figure out how long my MEPS physical is good for... cause in about 20 days I am going to Thailand (for 60 days) with my mom and dad and we are going to check out dermatologists that have experience in treating keloids and scars... i figured this is a good choice since its going to be cheaper and they probably have seen this over there anyways... remember all, i am half asian so my skin heals a little different.
I figure I will have to spend money on this anyways so why not get it started in thailand while i am there on vaca and hopefully get the majority of it clear then it might not be so costly to finish up treatments in the states. phew.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:40 AM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:40 PM
Damn those doctors seem ignorant. It would have been horrible
Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:02 PM