Should I try joining the army with a heart condition ? Watch
I already applied and tried for the local army reserve back in 2016, I jumped through all the hoops and got on fine passing the fitness test and having a good interview with a captain and even attended a few team exercises and tour with a live shoot getting my morale going. Then 2 days later I received a call and letter from the Candidate Support Manager informing me my medical report had been looked over and i was not eligible, (I cant remember the exact wording as i cant find the letter of rejection) due to my heart condition (narrowing of the aorta)
and high blood pressure, I had a operation when i was 8 years old to correct this condition and currently take blood pressure tablets. Obviously the whole daily medication thing makes me a big liability. On top of that the heart condition was the nail in the coffin to any hope or morale I had back then for joining so I didn't appeal and got on with life.
Ever since I have tried going back to college, starting a career, None of it compares to that morale I felt when joining and I honestly was gutted when I got rejected.
I have huge respect for the people who are in the armed services and would love the lifestyle,
Is there any options for me in the army or similar? (not at a desk please)
(P.S The heart condition doesn't physically limit me, I have no problem with the fitness. Its pretty much on that line of "your a liability" that most "companies" don't want to deal with yet in most cases renders me as good as anyone else.)
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