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Old 03-05-2020, 02:16 AM   #1
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Chances of signing on with asthma

I (19F) got diagnosed with moderate asthma last year, and i had bronchitis when im 17. the problem is my specialist dont even know even if i had asthma before that but not discovered or developed after bronchitis.

Another main problem is i really want to sign on and be an Aircrew with the Air Force, if not, Navy i guess(?)

But with my health like this, im really losing hope, especially with the fact that one of the trigger is exercise-induce as well. I had a check and my current pes status is B4.

Currently, i tries to run a few times a week, do push up and stuffs and is under controlled. But as you know, its a whole new complete level if im inside. Training is tough and i might not cope. As time goes by, my lungs would get weaker if my lungs is not strong enough.

(For those who have asthma and is serving the nation, may i know how long did you guys take to improve your lung condition from your initial asthma range and what do you guys did to improve it? Eg, how long does it take for you guys to improve your lungs condition from moderate/severe to mild/borderline?

Also, is getting diagnosed at 18/19 consider as childhood or adult asthma? If adult, what is the chances of recovery?)

Anyone, please give any advice or stories to share please??? :< anyone from Medical Corps or has any knowledge? please help...
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:16 AM   #2
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I (19F) got diagnosed with moderate asthma last year, and i had bronchitis when im 17. the problem is my specialist dont even know even if i had asthma before that but not discovered or developed after bronchitis.

Another main problem is i really want to sign on and be an Aircrew with the Air Force, if not, Navy i guess(?)

But with my health like this, im really losing hope, especially with the fact that one of the trigger is exercise-induce as well. I had a check and my current pes status is B4.

Currently, i tries to run a few times a week, do push up and stuffs and is under controlled. But as you know, its a whole new complete level if im inside. Training is tough and i might not cope. As time goes by, my lungs would get weaker if my lungs is not strong enough.

(For those who have asthma and is serving the nation, may i know how long did you guys take to improve your lung condition from your initial asthma range and what do you guys did to improve it? Eg, how long does it take for you guys to improve your lungs condition from moderate/severe to mild/borderline?

Also, is getting diagnosed at 18/19 consider as childhood or adult asthma? If adult, what is the chances of recovery?)

Anyone, please give any advice or stories to share please??? :< anyone from Medical Corps or has any knowledge? please help...
Question: if people here say you canít sign on because of your medical condition, you will not apply to try?
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:49 PM   #3
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Question: if people here say you canít sign on because of your medical condition, you will not apply to try?

i need to have a rough gauge so i wont have my hopes up too high. i dont want to fall greatly from such a high anticipation.
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:54 PM   #4
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i need to have a rough gauge so i wont have my hopes up too high. i dont want to fall greatly from such a high anticipation.
Then the advice is apply thinking that if you don’t get it, is normal. But if you get it, It is a bonus.

Because we are not the MO, we wouldn’t know how you will be classified.

imagine if someone here say can, but you reply and cannot? Wouldn't you be more smashed?

or if someone say cannot, then you don't apply, then you may never know?
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:55 PM   #5
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Then the advice is apply thinking that if you don’t get it, is normal. But if you get it, It is a bonus.
This is The Life Wisdom. ^^^

And with a name like yours, get the job or not, still dai sai wat...

Just go for it. No harm trying, really. You only lose out if you don't try and won't find out.
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Old 04-05-2020, 10:21 PM   #6
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Then the advice is apply thinking that if you donít get it, is normal. But if you get it, It is a bonus.

Because we are not the MO, we wouldnít know how you will be classified.

imagine if someone here say can, but you reply and cannot? Wouldn't you be more smashed?

or if someone say cannot, then you don't apply, then you may never know?
i need opinions because im really lost at this point to have a clearer mind and since y'all are serving, y'all might know how it works or the procedure and stuff.

i need cold hard truth as well, at least i wont get over-positive. If it'd something positive, then it's good to be motivated but i will have reservations as well. im just lost...
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Old 04-05-2020, 10:26 PM   #7
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This is The Life Wisdom. ^^^

And with a name like yours, get the job or not, still dai sai wat...

Just go for it. No harm trying, really. You only lose out if you don't try and won't find out.
i tried applying twice, once during career talk, they didnt get back. I applied again during career week in school, they told me to try again in a year' time.

i dont even know if its because there's no slot or they just simply dont want me. But i didnt mentioned about asthma, i only submitted the application.
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i tried applying twice, once during career talk, they didnt get back. I applied again during career week in school, they told me to try again in a year' time.

i dont even know if its because there's no slot or they just simply dont want me. But i didnt mentioned about asthma, i only submitted the application.
If you haven't even gone for medical, so they wouldn't know your conditions unless you have to declare?

So it seems like it is something else?
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:47 PM   #9
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If you haven't even gone for medical, so they wouldn't know your conditions unless you have to declare?

So it seems like it is something else?
i went for check up for SAFVC, i was under the process of check when i applied the first time, and i think ive already got diagnosed with asthma the second time i applied, where they told me to try again in a year if im still interested.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:52 PM   #10
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Aircrew with airforce...n asthma dun go well together.
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:06 PM   #11
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If thereís even a chance that u wonít be able to cope, why would you want to take the chance? Especially with a medical issue?
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:31 AM   #12
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If thereís even a chance that u wonít be able to cope, why would you want to take the chance? Especially with a medical issue?
because i really want to be an aircrew spec, i want to do HADR, SAR, SAL. I want to save and help people, i want to fly and be a soldier. It's adventurous and meaningful. Most units trained to kill, but an ACS is trained to save.
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:47 AM   #13
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Many years ago, i have tried to sign on as medic after my ns but got rejected... i went on to get my bachelor degree and master degree in respiratory therapy and now working in one of the public hospital (of course in singapore) and treating a lot of critically ill patients on ventilators inside the ICU and now with covid-19 made me reflect back on why i chose to study respiratory medicine and therapy.
I was pes C at that time when serving my ns in the army and i do have moderate persistent asthma as well.
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:51 AM   #14
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Many years ago, i have tried to sign on as medic after my ns but got rejected... i went on to get my bachelor degree and master degree in respiratory therapy and now working in one of the public hospital (of course in singapore) and treating a lot of critically ill patients on ventilators inside the ICU and now with covid-19 made me reflect back on why i chose to study respiratory medicine and therapy.
I was pes C at that time when serving my ns in the army and i do have moderate persistent asthma as well.
No wonder your nick got the word 'Ventolin'.
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:58 AM   #15
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because i really want to be an aircrew spec, i want to do HADR, SAR, SAL. I want to save and help people, i want to fly and be a soldier. It's adventurous and meaningful. Most units trained to kill, but an ACS is trained to save.
You can save and help people and fly in other ways.

If itís not meant for you, itís not meant for you.

But that being said, no point convincing us. What you need to convince is them.
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