I had a broken ankle

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  1. _Tim_

    _Tim_ Banned

    I broke it nearly 4 years ago when i was hit by a car. I had 3 operations on it in total, including a ski graft.

    One operation was simply to remove the wires that held it together.

    I had trouble with it until early last year, but now I can walk, run, dance etc comfortably with no trouble.

    I know you can't say "Yes it will definitely stop you passing the medical", but some examples or advice would be appreciated.
  2. wingnut

    wingnut New member


    The only "good" advice you will get, is to pop to the AFCO and see a service doc down there mate.

    Everyone could speculate, but he is the only one who will give you the correct answer.


  3. supermario

    supermario New member

    Hi Tim,

    You will need to talk to the Navy's AFCO medical advisor at your local careers office. They will then tell you if it's OK now or whether you need to wait a while before being passed as fit.

    PS after your last comment about RN careers staff are you sure it wasn't a Naval officer driving???


    Naval careers advisor

  4. Ships_Cat

    Ships_Cat War Hero

    Does this involve a pair of poles n planks and a slightly wanky colored set of overalls?

  5. _Tim_

    _Tim_ Banned

    I didn't realise they even had med. officers at the AFCO, I thought they came in to do medicals and such.

    And it wasn't a naval officer, it was a police officer who was in the TA. Funny how the cops didn't have sufficient evidence to prosecute him for dangerous driving. :threaten:

    Well, now you mention it....
  6. Streaky

    Streaky War Hero

    So why have you shared this information with us?

    For what reason have you had a medical?
  7. NZ_Bootneck

    NZ_Bootneck War Hero

    I broke both my legs as a teenager,at different times, unsupervised urban "Adventure' training is about as close as I can get for cause :thumright: .
    I still can't dance, did the bonesetter ruin my chances of winning 'Come Dancing' or was it exposure to various Royal Marines School of Dancing that forever blighted my career as a terpsichorean?
  8. Pussers planks are enough to make anybody break their legs. :thumright:
  9. Streaky

    Streaky War Hero

    I sometimes wonder if you buggers have ever heard of ambiguity.

    I'm defeated.
  10. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    You should give nails a bell, the two of you could go "larging it" for the weekend. :thumright:
  11. NZ_Bootneck

    NZ_Bootneck War Hero

    Isn't that when you can use both hands equally well? :w00t:
  12. I guess that would useful during one of your reach around moments :thumright:
  13. Streaky

    Streaky War Hero

    Thank you NZ. It's nice to be appreciated.
    Excuse while I go and self harm, and then ask Ninja if I can still join with blood dripping out of my wrists.
  14. NZ_Bootneck

    NZ_Bootneck War Hero

    Nah for a change I just sit on my hand for 5 minutes until numbness sets in and then thrash one out...you can imagine anyone you wish is thrapping you off. Recently I've opted for a young Wet Blobby in a Tutu and AP Boots.
  15. Or a folded in half soapy sponge wedged under the toilet seat. Apparently that works a treat aswell :thumright:
  16. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Only if you don't make a mess of my floor. "I've just polished that, take your boots off"

    (Sorry, thought I was an MA for a moment....)
  17. _Tim_

    _Tim_ Banned

    This thread has gotten a little weird...
  18. Streaky

    Streaky War Hero

    If you ever get in, I think you'll find we're quite normal.
  19. higthepig

    higthepig Supporters - GCM

    Tim_ wrote:
    This thread has gotten a little weird...

    You fukcing started it.....................
  20. NZ_Bootneck

    NZ_Bootneck War Hero

    Tim_..Nice but....

    Our magic Interweb diagnosis Crystal Balls aren't functioning today, for a proper answer you'll need to go to your local friendly AFCO and ask there.

    Lots of people have had serious injuries prior to joining, but it's all down to the Pussers (Navy) Doctor whether you're fit or not, not us on here.

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