Barred from entry for 5 years gutted

#1
Yesterday I found out I have been barred form entry for 5 years due to a gang assualt in which I was hit over the head with a bottle and fell off a stage into a fixed table head first because I was a man utd fan and we'd just won the champs league (some mite say i deserve it for being a manc haha) anyway I came off worse than the table I fell on lol, namely a Cranial hematoma, which i have been told will bar me from entry however I will not give up on my dream of joining the navy until I have no avenues to look into, So anyway looking through the medical standards I spoted...

Neurological disorders

Ongoing nervous system disease. Epilepsy or more than one Seizure/fit after
the age of 5 (although Benign Rolandic epilepsy is acceptable). Single seizure/fit
within the last 5 years. Multiple sclerosis. Complications following head injury.
Hydrocephalus (with or without shunt). Severe or recurrent headache (including
migraine).

there was no complications foloowing my injury, does anyone know if I have a leg to stand on regarding appeal? Or is a hematoma a complication?

sorry for the long ass question but this is my career at stake after all
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#2
Sorry to hear of your situation. Only a medical examiner can give qualified advice in this area. Unfortunately, my understanding is that any recent head injury resulting in internal bleeding is a bar to entry. Possibly Angrydoc can advise further.

There is unfortnately no appeal unless you can produce medical evidence to prove you did not incur the injury & were misdiagnosed.

Your medical examiner will usually indicate in his/her letter whether you may appeal or re-apply at a later date.
 
#3
What do you mean "my career is at stake"? You don't have a career....I gather some fast food outlets are looking for staff...
 
#5
There is other careers other than the Armed Forces, alot of them... just his career plans have gone down the drain, but chin up mate and just try in 5 years again.
 
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angrydoc

Guest
#6
The complication of the head injury is the cranial haematoma!

Whilst I suspect you are symptom-free, in theory you are at a slightly higher risk of having a seizure because of the resolving haematoma. After 5 years, if you are still seizure-free, your risk returns to that of the rest of us - hence we will re-consider at the 5 year mark.

I am not saying you will have a seizure - it is unlikely but still slightly more likely than it would have been had you not hit your head.

Hope this helps.


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#7
polto haha ever thort off stand up...??? idiot.

Ok thanks for the help guys guess its plan B accountant more rewarding finacially but not my first choice.

cheers guys
 
#8
If you have a 5 year delay, use that time wisely; get a degree in Acountancy and Finance, earn some money, and if you still fancy a career in the RN, apply to become an Officer.
 

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