TMU !!

Justthetip

Badgeman
Seriously i had my pre med on the phone capita as discussed she got confused many times heard nothing chased and chased and chased.

Today AFCO inform me I was placed TMU on 23/3. No notice to me or why. I am fittest I have ever been with no medical bars etc. GP swears blind he hasnt had any contact and pre med questions were all answered with only issue coconut allergy FFS.

AFCO dont seem able to help capita wont answer their phones and gp cant do anythign without a reason .... It is like they DON'T want eligible people.

Given at the start they 'rushed' the application through WTF is this about .... NOT HAPPY (rant over).
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Sorry to hear of your dilemma. The "T" stands for "Temporary" which suggests further information is required, either from your GP or a decision to be made by the Occupational Health expert or the Senior Medical Officer (Service Entries).

To give a pointer, the medical standards on the RN website indicates specific dietary needs can be an issue, under "Abdominal and digestive disorders, including diet" : http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/~/media/files/cnr-pdfs/eligibility_form_online_version.pdf

Also, the Joint Service Publication, paragraph 4E-10 indicates it could be a significant issue(attached below):

Either way, best of luck.
 

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Justthetip

Badgeman
Thanks Ninja if is the coconut i will be miffed, it is used in some cooking sauces, obv i couldnt not say but wish i had not.

In any event they DIDN'T tell me they needed more info i was waiting around.

At this point i shall take a bounty bar (can you still get them) and go eat it in the AFCO going SEE AM FINE NOW SIGN ME UP lol

I will let you know !
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Either way, food allergies are not an AFCO issue, it's a medical shout unfortunately.

As a matter of interest, how do you know you are allergic to coconut? Did you have a severe reaction, need an epipen or similar?
 

Justthetip

Badgeman
I realise that no worries.

The coconut thing i kept being sick, not apahaltic or swollen just a hot flush and vomiting. Did the tests and it turns out coconut oil, desecated and basically any coconut. It is not a severe reaction and never been hospitalised etc. I simply get ill for hour / two.

THE problem however is that many chefs, use coconut oil or milk to boost flavour and sometimes you dont know it is in the product as isnt listed !!.

Is the ONLY thing i can think off !
 

soleil

War Hero
I assume that the tests were done at your local hospital. How do they test for coconut allergy, just out of interest?
 

Justthetip

Badgeman
I assume that the tests were done at your local hospital. How do they test for coconut allergy, just out of interest?

It was a series of bloods then on skin rash drops, then the one that reacted they went further down to a group of foods ... after that i basically tried them one by one like roulette and bingo - one coconut korma later i was bright pink !
 

pumber21

Badgeman
We had someone in my Raleigh class thrown out day 2 for an allergy he didnt declare.

You'll get found out, and thrown out if you try and hide something that is on your record mate

As far as i know, any food allergy is a bar
 

Justthetip

Badgeman
Erm who said it wasn't declared? It has been declared with evidence.

As I never been hospitalised and the reaction is only a rash the guideline says was ok.

App gp has a report / letter to fill in so will see what he says.
 

Lynds

Badgeman
There are so many grey lines, my son has been tmu for 9 weeks and no further forward, just waiting for GP to be paid before report is sent
 
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