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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.
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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?

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #307 on: January 11, 2019, 01:07:26 »
Hopefully medical and reliability don't take forever....


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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #308 on: April 11, 2019, 03:02:28 »
Hi guys. Starting my BMQ next month. I am just wondering if there is another eye check and hearing check at the BMQ? Are we gonna get a chance to see an optometrist at the BMQ?

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #309 on: April 11, 2019, 07:13:54 »
I am just wondering if there is another eye check and hearing check at the BMQ? Are we gonna get a chance to see an optometrist at the BMQ?

BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #310 on: April 11, 2019, 13:24:45 »
Sorry, but it does not explain anything. I have simply asked if we get checked our vision and hearing again as soon as we get to the BMQ?

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #311 on: April 11, 2019, 13:40:09 »
They might. If you have an updated prescription for eye glasses or contacts bring it. The recruitment  center does a medical and then CFLRS will conduct their own medical.

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #312 on: April 11, 2019, 13:49:44 »
They might. If you have an updated prescription for eye glasses or contacts bring it. The recruitment  center does a medical and then CFLRS will conduct their own medical.

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #313 on: May 15, 2019, 04:49:42 »
So I was at BMQ in March and had an immediate cease to training, I was going for infantry. I had a car accident two weeks before I left and it left me with a bad mentality while I was out there. I was in my 7th week before I had a breakdown and got my chit for immediate cease to training....after being back home for 2 months. I miss it and want to go back...my chit only says I have to see a specialist again before my selection starts over. Does this mean i can still apply for infantry  and will i even be allowed back? I was good at my tasks, inspections, drill and so on. Could someone give some direction on this?

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #314 on: May 15, 2019, 06:36:25 »
will i even be allowed back?

See also,

ReEnroll with Prior Service / VFS [Merged]
https://navy.ca/forums/index.php/topic,294.1000.html
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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #315 on: May 15, 2019, 17:26:14 »
Did they release you or simply send you home to heal? If they just sent you home, you simply need to book an appt with the local MIR once your specialist has cleared you (in a written report).



If they released you, you will need the same report before you can be re-enrolled.

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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #316 on: July 04, 2019, 22:06:20 »
It was a VR and Medical cease to training

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« Reply #317 on: September 24, 2019, 10:21:25 »
Good day sirs what is the penalty for not having or missing immunization records at the time of showing up at the recruit school ? do i get kicked out ? do they refuse to accept me ?

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Re: Missing immunization
« Reply #318 on: September 24, 2019, 10:49:19 »
Good day sirs what is the penalty for not having or missing immunization records at the time of showing up at the recruit school ? do i get kicked out ? do they refuse to accept me ?

Answer: A few days with sore arms as the medical staff pump you up to date with your shots.
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Re: BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]
« Reply #319 on: September 24, 2019, 11:56:24 »
Even if you do have up to date immunization records with you, they may stick you anyway.  No doubt boosters are required.  The funny part is when they tell you after receiving the vaccine, to "get plenty of rest and avoid exertion..." ;D
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