Medical exam- stunned! How to tell the family?

Hiya. I had my medical exam today and passed, which i am completely and utterly stunned about. I figured my recent operation would have been a temporary bar, and the fact that i don't weigh a great deal.

I haven't told my mom yet that i'm joining up. I told my Dad only because i needed a reference and his friend was the only person who was appropriate. Boyfriend knows, but that's it.
Do you think i should tell her now, after the medical exam, or wait until the fitness test? I'm going to struggle with the fitness test right now because my fitness is rock bottom and heart rate sky high after this op'. But Boyfriend's helping me along, so hopefully it'll be ok...

Any thoughts?
 

jesse650

War Hero
talk to your Mum snapdragon, if she doesn't already know, or guessed, ask her if she minds and that it's something you've set your heart on........hopefuly she'll be supportive 8)
Your old man may have spoken to her about it already and she may be waiting to see when you are ready to tell her. :?

mine was sort of ok when I joined up......4 years down the line, she's at everything that I do in public for the Navy that she can be and talk about proud :roll: !!? :oops:
 
Well all I can say is talk to her. Chances are she may know anyway and if she doesn't then she will have to sooner or later. With luck she will be really supportive with your fitness training as well. My lad has just had his final entry brief and I am so proud of him for getting this far. The AFCO said that they are currently getting 68% fail rate at the aptitude test, so you have done really well already. Work at the fitness as much as you are able and give her the chance to be a very proud mum.
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
Can't see what the big problem is. I mean, it's not as if you've robbed a bank or gotten someone pregnant.

Just tell her; she will probably surprise you.

SF
 
SILVER_FOX said:
Can't see what the big problem is. I mean, it's not as if you've robbed a bank or gotten someone pregnant.

Just tell her; she will probably surprise you.

SF


Foxy I think Snapdragon is a Lass[scots translated --girl/young woman] ---so no chance on getting some one pregnant :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
Fair point :oops: ; difficult to tell from the Avatar (what's that all about anyway).

On the bright side her Mum might just be pleased about it and will be able to rent her room out.

SF
 
Hi all, thanks for the replies.

I'm pretty funny about telling my mom because she's got this irrational fear of water and boats- let alone big f*ck off warships. Also, i'd feel so damn stupid if i fall at this last hurdle.

I think because i've been harbouring this desire for so long, and keeping all my AFCO related activites secret for so long, that it almost feels like a dirty secret i can't tell! One one hand, i want to tell the world- on another, it just feels... wrong!

Jesse650, it's very unlikely that my Dad's spoken to her- they're divorced. I don't mean to keep her in the dark, but her fear is going to rub off on me in that she'll criticise before she praises. And i'm a sensitive soul ;)
Sandygib, thanks for that. I think if i tell her about the aptitude test failures she might be kind of proud.
Silverfox, i am a girl, the avatar's my Muay Thai camp's logo!

Thanks all, i do appreciate your answers and feel like a bit of a numpty for even asking all this. It's just so important to me, i don't want to mess any little detail up.
 

flatbackpinky

Lantern Swinger
I Think it depends on what branch you are intending to join snapdragon if for example you intend to join as a dental assistant then you wont see much sea time on the other hand if you intend to join a sea going branch its a different matter. You havent said how old you are but if you are not a junior it is not relevant to the mob what your mum says. I dont know the exact statistics but you are more likely to get killed in your boyfriends car than a grey war canoe sinking and you drowning . If you can talk to her but if not see how far you get in the application then talk to her before you get on the train to raliegh . i told mine 24hrs before i left and she was as proud as . I wish i had told her sooner.
 
Hiya, i'm going to be a Stoker. I'm 21, so i'm not looking for approval or anything, i just don't want to hear the "are you sure?" lecture! And i do want everyone to be proud, but if i tell her then me Nan and everyone else will know and, well, it'd be a bit overwhelming.
I'm more likely to die in my own car than my boyfriend's ;) i won't go into my very near misses driving to the medical centre...
 

flatbackpinky

Lantern Swinger
If they respect you as an adult they will accept it and be proud of you . As a parent myself if my kid wanted to join I would still ask if they were sure and why they wanted to join up . If they came up with a valid reason I would be as proud as punch and carry their kit to the station for them.
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
All I will say is that if you are met with a negative response, don't be put off about joining. You sound as if you have really set your mind on joining up and if you allow people to talk you out of it then it will probably be a decision you will regret for a long long time. At the end of the day it is your choice and your choice alone. Go with it girl and the very best for the future.
 

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