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Offline estoguy

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Re: Enrollment standard with Sleep Apnea
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2013, 12:44:17 »
Well, the effort hasn't paid off... yet.  Technically speaking, I still have "mild to moderate" sleep apnea, but despite a letter from my sleep study doctor stating: "given his improving status and lack of symptoms, we agreed to continue with lifestyle measures primarily and I am comfortable with Erik not using nasal CPAP at this time unless his clinical situation should change... his improving symptom status, objective status an lack of any complications make it reasonable to proceed with this modality at this time." (added the underlining)

Got the letter back from RMO saying that I'm still unfit.

At this point, I'm unsure what to do.  I'm considering the secondary review path, but don't know much about this.  Can anyone here offer any insight as to how I could proceed and what ducks I should have in a row before proceeding?

Also, if anyone, especially any medical folks have any more advice to give specifically to further improving this situation, I'm all ears.

 Having come as far as I have, I'm not willing to give up yet until I reach a hard point where I can't do anymore.

Thanks in advance!  :salute:
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Re: Enrollment standard with Sleep Apnea
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2018, 23:43:25 »
So I did my medical and interview back in late August, then got some forms from the RMO in Ottawa earlier this month for further clarification due to some headaches and a previous car accident, got those filled out and they were back in Ottawa the day after I mailed them.  Now I am hoping to hear back from someone in short order, but my question is, what is the process past this?

Bit of a background, I applied in Edmonton as reserve for Recce crewman in the SALH back in May/June.  Assuming there's nothing more of concern on my medical portion, how will the recruiting office contact me?  Phone? Email? Mail, etc.  Would I be offered a position right away or would I be put on some list awaiting an opening?

This hasn't been the two ish~ months they told me it would take when I first applied, so I am kinda chomping at the bit to get started as it were.  ;D

Any info in regards to possible future developments is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Enrollment standard with Sleep Apnea
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2018, 09:09:59 »
my question is, what is the process past this?

Information about the process here,

Expedited Reserve Enrollment (ERE) process [Merged]
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=124056.0
3 pages.

As always, your unit Recruiter is your most trusted source of information.

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Re: Enrollment standard with Sleep Apnea
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2019, 18:06:24 »
1) sorry if I did not post this in correct thread-I searched and most recent apnea post was some time ago.  I was diagnosed some time ago with sleep apnea.  I used a CPAP machine.  I have had my tonsils out and a sleep study said mild apnea.  Now I have lost 25 pounds and I do not use a CPAP machine.

Is apnea an automatic bar?  I am applying for a job that need a Geographical Factor: 3   and Occupational Factor: 3.

Any feedback would be helpful and appreciated.

WannaServe

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Re: Enrollment standard with Sleep Apnea
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2019, 18:10:24 »
I was diagnosed some time ago with sleep apnea.  I used a CPAP machine.  I have had my tonsils out and a sleep study said mild apnea.  Now I have lost 25 pounds and I do not use a CPAP machine.

Is apnea an automatic bar? 

Sleep Apnea - letter from RMO 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=106690.0
3 pages

Prior diagnosis of sleep apnea 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=93201.0

The Sleep Superthread- Apnea/ Disorders/ etc.
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=82.50
5 pages.

etc...

As always, the Recruiting Medical Officer ( RMO ) makes the medical decisions.

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Re: Enrollment standard with Sleep Apnea
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2019, 07:25:49 »
Is apnea an automatic bar?  I am applying for a job that need a Geographical Factor: 3   and Occupational Factor: 3.
Any feedback would be helpful and appreciated.
WannaServe

Regardless of what the specfic occupational medical category is, you first need to meet to Common Enrolment Standard which is V4 CV3 H2 G2 O2 A5. If you cannot be classed as G2 O2 you will likely NOT be accepted.

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Re: Enrollment standard with Sleep Apnea
« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2019, 11:47:50 »
Paleo,

thanks for the quick reply.  I appreciate all of the time you all put into this site.

I will keep going with weight loss and physio for snoring, and see about a further sleep study if the answer is no for now.

Sincerely,

WannaServe.