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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #300 on: December 16, 2017, 13:54:26 »
I guess we've had alternate experience with the issue (I'm by no way discounting your own). 

While I'm no medical expert, speaking for myself (and other instructors maybe?) I think it's safe to say in a lot of cases we develop a sort of radar for this kind of stuff.  Yes that can be a dangerous mindset to have, with serious ramifications, but at the same time as a parent yourself I know you can tell when your kids are bullshitting you, yes?   Not to suggest recruits/students are kids but I've seen some seriously similar behavior.

Very common to see recruits too injured for PT miraculous healing after hours.


There's a chance this policy does more harm than good but I'm of the belief that this policy does the opposite.

Oh, absolutely. I agree. I’m not discounting your/an instructor’s experiences of things either. There were definitely some doozies in my time there (ie. one example is recruit confined to wheelchair during week then practically dancing on tables on the weekends) And of course, those cases make it even worse for those who are legitimately injured when it comes to not only speaking with course staff, but interacting with MIR staff also.
And of course, animosity quickly sets in among the recruits when there are those legitimately dealing with a significant medical issue vice those who...Well...aren’t.
"Stop worrying about getting back to who you were before it all went wrong. To heal is to understand that the person you've since become is the one who's most capable of doing whatever it is you were put here to do."~SR

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #301 on: December 19, 2017, 17:19:07 »
Quite the complex question here but here goes nothing. At the time when I did my medical exam I was not taking any prescriptions and have never before on a regular basis. Now for the first time after seeing my dermatologist he prescribed some medication to take. But my enrolment has already passed and and on record it does not state that I take anything, furthermore they want to know any medical changes before enrolment so as to have it on your file. Now I went for a refill today and since I can no longer use my medicare card tried with the blue cross number but it doesn't work unless I have the blue cross card. Who would I inform first of all of this change and how do I obtain the necessary information to get my prescription. Going to my the closest base (St-Jean) is a bit far.

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #302 on: December 19, 2017, 17:39:38 »
Who would I inform first of all of this change and how do I obtain the necessary information to get my prescription.

"If your medical condition changes, advise your recruiting center, your unit, or your ULO as soon as possible. You will be held responsible if you fail to do so."
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school-joining-instructions.page

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #303 on: September 28, 2018, 09:28:21 »
Bring medicine. Seriously.

St Jean garrison is notorious for illness. I promise you will be sick by week 3. That doesn't mean you're boned, you just need to know how to deal with it.

Will I get recoursed if I get sick? Not unless you have something really contagious and they need to isolate you. Think Gastro, Pneumonia, Streptococcus.

What should I do when I get sick Push through it. You're still there to train, you still have to do everything. Think less about avoiding things and more about making doing those things easier. Don't slack off. Cold medicine will save your life. Find a way to keep it handy.

I'm really sick. When should I go to the MIR? It's really up to the symptoms. You miss precious time by going. If you can't function because you're so sick, go. If you're coughing so much you're wheezing and can't breathe, go. If you have a fever, they are a lot more likely to isolate you, so if you can get rid of the fever by popping an advil, do it. If that doesn't work, go.

The most important thing I can say here is learn when you are going to hurt yourself by not getting looked at by the MIR BEFORE it happens. It is open on weekends as well... I think. Don't be like me and just try to push through it until you get pneumonia and can barely make it to the MIR on your own two feet because you have been doing a fully week of training on 1/5 lung capacity and a horrible fever. There is a stigma around the St Jean MIR and they earned it by screwing over recruits, just don't be the guy who suffers for the rest of his life because he neglected to see a doctor during basic.

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #304 on: December 09, 2018, 20:18:26 »
I leave for BMQ Jan 12 and was wondering if i should get a flu shot before going considering the amount of people living in one building.

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #305 on: December 09, 2018, 20:32:39 »
I leave for BMQ Jan 12 and was wondering if i should get a flu shot before going considering the amount of people living in one building.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care offers this advice,
https://www.ontario.ca/page/flu-facts
"The flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months old and older"

So does The Government of Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/flu-influenza/get-your-flu-shot.html
"Everyone 6 months and older should get the flu shot"

If in doubt, you could ask your doctor.
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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #306 on: December 10, 2018, 01:14:14 »
I likely know the answer to this one, but I've done some reading and was wondering if anyone could give an "off the record" answer. Long story short, I initially attended university to pursue the DEO route. I got diagnosed with Crohn’s part way through which threw a wrench in my aspirations. Just to confirm they're still rejecting/discharging persons with Crohn's?