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#422819 - 10/07/09 01:45 AM joining the army
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Tommorow at 830, going to a recruitment meeting.

if all goes well I should be accepted in, hopefully I'll breeze the medical and fitness sides of things, just have to worry about the psych testing.

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#422825 - 10/07/09 05:43 AM Re: joining the army [Re: TheCrab]
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Does that mean your knees have recovered?

Good luck, and regarding the psyche test, just remember these are not your divvy mates that you are trying to impress, so drop the act and be the sensible smart young man that we both know you are when you relax and be yourself smile
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#422826 - 10/07/09 05:45 AM Re: joining the army [Re: Cord]
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knees are still shady, but ill have to get over that.

will do cool

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#422827 - 10/07/09 06:02 AM Re: joining the army [Re: TheCrab]
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I really wish you well Crab, but I am concerned about your knees.
The fact that they are still bad, indicates that the problem is tendon, ligament, or cartilage. Any and all of which will get worse with the amount of running in boots involved in Basic training.

The thing about the army, is that if you have problems once 'in the fold', they will look after you brilliantly, but if you develop medical issues that prevent you finishing basic, you are out, and may not get a second chance.

If there is any way you can defer, and get your knees in better shape, I would suggest it as your safest option. I really would feel bad for you if things went wrong frown
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#422828 - 10/07/09 07:01 AM Re: joining the army [Re: Cord]
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I think I have it in me to pass basic. running doesnt seem to affect it much. more deep squats and kneeling and whatnot.
Ill have to see what happens either way

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#422835 - 10/07/09 01:14 PM Re: joining the army [Re: TheCrab]
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That's a heck of a commitment! I think it's a good idea, but take your time and be sure that's what you want to do.
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#422836 - 10/07/09 04:39 PM Re: joining the army [Re: TheCrab]
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I really hope they hold out for you, and that you pass with flying colours. Good luck smile
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#422841 - 10/07/09 09:15 PM Re: joining the army [Re: Cord]
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Quite a decision there, Crab. Could be a great career choice. I hope the best for you.
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#422842 - 10/07/09 11:05 PM Re: joining the army [Re: JoelM]
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cheers for the input guys, I went today and I think all went as smoothly as it could have

I've passed the first stage of testing and have the final assessments in 4 - 6 weeks, where they decide what role I will be going into.
Im pretty firmly fixed on the army, but I told them that was just a preference, so we'll see where that goes.

I was actually a bit nervous on one bit, where they asked if I had ever taken drugs or smoked, but I just decided to go with honestly and told them it was back in the day and I havnt been there since.

So all is looking good smile
now that I dont have to look neat im going to shave an x into my head and put on a dirty singlet as soon as I get home.

- lachy

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#422846 - 10/08/09 05:01 AM Re: joining the army [Re: TheCrab]
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Forget the hair cut:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patellar_Tendonitis

Sound familiar? You need a specific diagnosis of cause, so go to a good physio and get a treatment plan so you go in with good knees in 6 weeks.
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