Yep, got word today the doc OK'd my waiver and I am back in the DEP (USMC)... I guess I'll assume you guys and gals want the long story, so here goes. Jan 3rd 2005 I shipped down to MCRD-SD after being in the DEP about a month and a half. On a PT run I fell out and couldnt breathe and was coughing up all sorts of good stuff. After some tests it was decided I had asthma, after being threatened with being a fraudulent inlistment and crap I was sent off to routing where I got to meet all the dirtbag recruits before I made my way to RSP, where I met more dirtbags. There were some guys there who were being sent home for actual reasons, but alot were there because they tried killing themselves, claimed they were gay, popped on the inital piss test, etc. So, I got home in Febuary. About a month later I was a passenger in a car wreck and broke my leg (on the day I was supposed to have graduated boot camp...). In the mean time I was talking to my recruiter who is a bad ass and he informed me that if I could get proof I didnt have asthma there was a chance I could get back in. So, I made the appointment at a place about 150 miles away, took all the tests and came back with a clean bill of health. According to them I probably had an upper respiratory infection/pneumonia. Then I had to write a letter saying why I wanted to be in the Marine Corps as well as 4 referral letters from people I know. After that I had to do a PFT... which wasn't too bad except I hadnt ran much after breaking my leg. But I did the 3 mile run in plenty of time. Went back to MEPS, met with the Doc there and he "strongly" reccommended me for a waiver. There are other misc things Ive had to do as well, but it's been worth it. So, I'll be leaving for boot camp again here in a few months and I'm just gonna be a PT monkey until then. Cliffs - went to boot camp, got sick, sent home for asthma, broke my leg, got back in the DEP. Yaunderstanthat?