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Aug 24, 2004
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I had to send in a Med-Rep for the USMC before I can go to MEPS because of a surgery and a time when I was knocked out cold briefly. My recruiter sent it in on Aug 29 and it usually takes 72 hours to hear back, but I still haven't heard back. If they give me a Go, I'll finally be able to "live the dream." If not, then I officially will not be joining the military ever and will move on with my life.
 

dmcgill

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Jul 31, 2006
1,608
California
- When did you have the surgery, and what was it for.

- Explain "knocked out cold briefly".

- Why not look at the Army? They are usually the most lenient branch.

- Have you followed up with the recruiter?
 
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Aug 24, 2004
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- When did you have the surgery, and what was it for.

- Explain "knocked out cold briefly".

- Why not look at the Army? They are usually the most lenient branch.

- Have you followed up with the recruiter?

1) Surgery was a varicocelectomy in 01/2011. Full, 100% recovery. All the paperwork was included in the Med-Rep.

2) I hit my head on a sidewalk. I was out cold for less than a minute, but I have a big scar on the back of my head from the cut and staples, so I told my recruiter about it. I had no concussion or any issues with it. I had the staples put it at the ER and had a CT scan that confirmed I had no injuries from the fall. I went home and had the staples taken out a couple weeks later. I am 100% and never had any issues from a brain injury of concussion. All the paperwork was included in the Med-Rep.

3) If the Marine Corps says no, I will go try Army.

4) Yes, today, and she said we just have to wait, no word yet.
 

pmoney

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Jan 8, 2004
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MEPS is a joke. Took me a year to get a LASIK waver :ugh:

My buddy got a waiver for a knee surgery within a couple days. He went straight from finishing MEPS at 10 am to an orthopedic guy across the street (waited 4 hours there lol), the guy said it was all good that day and they submitted the waiver.
 

dmcgill

Active Member
Jul 31, 2006
1,608
California
1) Surgery was a varicocelectomy in 01/2011. Full, 100% recovery. All the paperwork was included in the Med-Rep.

2) I hit my head on a sidewalk. I was out cold for less than a minute, but I have a big scar on the back of my head from the cut and staples, so I told my recruiter about it. I had no concussion or any issues with it. I had the staples put it at the ER and had a CT scan that confirmed I had no injuries from the fall. I went home and had the staples taken out a couple weeks later. I am 100% and never had any issues from a brain injury of concussion. All the paperwork was included in the Med-Rep.

3) If the Marine Corps says no, I will go try Army.

4) Yes, today, and she said we just have to wait, no word yet.
Tip for if the Marine Corps turns you down (possible) and you decide to go Army:

If you can pass the MEPS physical (you have no problems with any limbs/joints and can perform basic movement tests like duck walk, etc) don't admit to anything about surgery you recovered from or when you bumped your head, unless there are obvious scars that can't be hidden. If you suffer from nothing NOW, just mark "NO" in the box and always answer "NO" no matter how many times or different people ask you and they will never find out. They go off the consistency of your word, they're not going to go to local hospitals and comb the records for your name.
 
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Aug 24, 2004
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Tip for if the Marine Corps turns you down (possible) and you decide to go Army:

If you can pass the MEPS physical (you have no problems with any limbs/joints and can perform basic movement tests like duck walk, etc) don't admit to anything about surgery you recovered from or when you bumped your head, unless there are obvious scars that can't be hidden. If you suffer from nothing NOW, just mark "NO" in the box and always answer "NO" no matter how many times or different people ask you and they will never find out. They go off the consistency of your word, they're not going to go to local hospitals and comb the records for your name.

I am perfectly healthy. I did admit to both the surgery and head incident because there were obvious scars, there was no covering them up. Those are the only 2 things that could hold me back. I'm good for everything else.
 

L Shaped Ambush

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Oct 8, 2006
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Tip for if the Marine Corps turns you down (possible) and you decide to go Army:

If you can pass the MEPS physical (you have no problems with any limbs/joints and can perform basic movement tests like duck walk, etc) don't admit to anything about surgery you recovered from or when you bumped your head, unless there are obvious scars that can't be hidden. If you suffer from nothing NOW, just mark "NO" in the box and always answer "NO" no matter how many times or different people ask you and they will never find out. They go off the consistency of your word, they're not going to go to local hospitals and comb the records for your name.
You are advocating fraudulent behavior, which is illegal, sir.
 

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