QUESTION Nose surgery and FFL

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I was recently disqualified from the regular army due to some kind of deviation in my nose, i was told to get surgery to fix it and then i can re-apply.
I'm thinking about not going back to army but instead i would like to try FFL, would it be possible to join FFL after the nose surgery?
 

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I was recently disqualified from the regular army due to some kind of deviation in my nose, i was told to get surgery to fix it and then i can re-apply.
I'm thinking about not going back to army but instead i would like to try FFL, would it be possible to join FFL after the nose surgery?
If the surgery was to correct a deviated septum, that should not pose a problem.
However, is it is something more serious like removing a cancer lesion, then it probably will be a problem to enlist.
 

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Yes it's a deviated septum


Yes but it's a bit harder to breathe
I actually had similar problem. By forcing myself to breathe through nose much as I could it actually made my situation much better. Still sleep with open month, but during day I could breathe through nose almost completely normal.

My situation got better only in late 20s. Before that it was almost impossible to breathe without nasal drops I also had chronic sinusitis (that caused breathing problems at first place) which thanks god magically disappeared.
 

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I was recently disqualified from the regular army due to some kind of deviation in my nose, i was told to get surgery to fix it and then i can re-apply.
I'm thinking about not going back to army but instead i would like to try FFL, would it be possible to join FFL after the nose surgery?
I do not see why you would not be able to. I had a Deviated Septum and when I was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, I had the surgery to repair, align, and to open up my left nostril, I could not breathe through it. After I healed a month later, yes it can take up to that long, I was finally able to breath better. My run times vastly improved. Nose surgery is not the same as if you had a Meniscus or ACL surgery done to a knee. Most certainly knee surgery will completely ruin your chances to enter service. If you were in service that would be a different situation.

I say get it done, you need the O2, you will be better off. KEEP ALL DOCUMENTATION.
 

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Can you breathe with your mouth closed?

I guess nose job shouldn't be something because of you would be automatically rejected, but as we like to say here. Only legion doctor knows that for sure.
 

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Hey all, my name is Partap from India. If anyone could please confirm - i've a broken knee cap, deviated septum. Yet i can run, jog, swim do whatever i feel like. Will i'll be allowed for medical tests or is it a direct rejection?
I`m pretty sure they are not looking for hopping mouth breathers ,you need to be in perfect health or you will be wasting your money on an airline ticket.
 

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I think nose so...
What age are you, btw?
You have too many greviva ces, to be selected
Being honest, just my opinion
 

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Hey all, my name is Partap from India. If anyone could please confirm - i've a broken knee cap, deviated septum. Yet i can run, jog, swim do whatever i feel like. Will i'll be allowed for medical tests or is it a direct rejection?
Can you do 10 pull ups for starters ? how many press ups ? can you swim ? , how fast can you run 8km in ?
 

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You are not answering our questions.
I had to look this up:
A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum -- the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half -- is significantly off center, or crooked, making breathing difficult.Dec 16, 2018
Symptoms: Nasal congestion; Sleep apnea; Sinusitis

+ a broken knee cap, eh:unsure:. Your question
Will i'll be allowed for medical tests or is it a direct rejection? (sic)*
I think that you will be allowed for medical tests - otherwise how will they know that you've got a broken knee cap, then it will be a direct rejection.

*(sic) -tell him Dusa will you:rolleyes:

Post shitum, er no I think it's script, anyway, I've only got 1(one) best answer to my name, so come on gang, hit that upward pointing arrow and let's make America me great again.:cry:
 
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When I was a recruiter I would first try to see if you were fully functional and I could trust you because it may not be caught on the physical. If it were so obvious, like a huge scar on you knee from surgery I would call the Dr. at the Military Entrance Processing Station for an opinion. Sometimes it's no big deal, the Doctors want to see all of the medical records and they either let you enlist, deny you , or they will send you out on a Consult with a specialist. In the US this is covered by the military, you pay nothing for the consult or anything. From what I have seen before on this forum if you are sent out for additional tests, you have to pay for it. But it may be avoided if you have fresh complete medical records on the Knee Cap. If you can run and do not have obvious scars then I'd counsel you to keep your mouth shut. But finally, if you do go and you make it, do not decide to use it as a crutch when things get hard, they will get very hard, and say I want out. If you do that someone from your selection may have made it and you cost them the slot.
 

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Sir what abt broken knee cap?? I can run, jog, jump still i'll nit be allowed tO Enlist in FFL?
Only legion doctor can tell you for sure. Can you breathe through nose? Do you have surgery on your knee. Do you have scars from that injury?
 
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I do not see why you would not be able to. I had a Deviated Septum and when I was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, I had the surgery to repair, align, and to open up my left nostril, I could not breathe through it. After I healed a month later, yes it can take up to that long, I was finally able to breath better. My run times vastly improved. Nose surgery is not the same as if you had a Meniscus or ACL surgery done to a knee. Most certainly knee surgery will completely ruin your chances to enter service. If you were in service that would be a different situation.

I say get it done, you need the O2, you will be better off. KEEP ALL DOCUMENTATION.
Sir what abt broken knee cap?? I can run, jog, jump still i'll nit be allowed tO Enlist in FFL?
 

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