Hi, my name's Alex.. I'm 18 in Windsor, Ontario.
For the past 6 years I've had plans to join the Reserves, preferably Infantry. With plans to join the Regular Force later on.
However, this summer I was diagnosed with epilepsy.. I've had maybe 5 serizures in my life time, sometimes up to 2 and half years inbetween incidences.. I'm on medication now, rarely taking it because personally I don't see the need. So it's obviously not a serious issue..
My neurologist is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.. I just became a patient of his this last May, but about 3 years ago he examined me once when I went into the emergency room after having a seizure.. He said i WAS NOT epileptic..... but all of a sudden he's had a change of heart and has decided to burden me with this door closing label..
So... My question to anyone with who knows is this.
IS IT AT ALL POSSIBLE FOR ME TO PROVE TO BORDEN THAT I CAN PERFORM ALL OF THE FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN FORCES?
Even, if I was to get a letter from my family physician stating that he did not see any problem with me being in the CF?
I've always been fairly active.. Infact, for 3 years I was on my school's wrestling team as well as a member of the Windsor Wrestling Club.. I've endured 4 and a half hours of physical punishment on my body, 5 times a week and sometimes weekends.. It does not affect me physically..
usually the only thing that'll trigger it is extreme force applied to a nerve in my left knee.. (I know that sounds odd)..
Anyway, I've been to the recruiting office, the recruiter told me to call Hamilton and ask them.. So I did.. And the women told me that she wasn't too sure, but to just go ahead and submit the application and see what happens..
Any info would be greatly appreciated...