Hey I started my application back in January 2009 but am still waiting to pass my medical. Last July I went for my medical but the doctor wanted me to come back after the Christmas period as I suffer (a bit inaccurate terminology really) from psoriasis on my knuckles. It has never caused me any pain nor has it had any impact on my lifestyle, work etc but the Dr wanted to see how bad it was after the winter months. I went for the 2nd medical last week and the doctor was unsure what to do with me. He could see that it isnt very bad and could tell how much I wanted to join. The Dr said that he would tick the boxes but then changed his mind and said he wanted to make the right decision. He doesnt want to say I am fine and then get turned away in the medical in basic training, which I completely understand as I would not like that to happen. After a year of application though Im beginning to lose my enthusiasm as its likely to be another 3 months before the Dr will have confirmation on what to do with me. Just a bit of background and venting there but what I would like to know is how often are people sent home from basic training by failing their medical?