Hello all. First off let me introduce my self. I am a 28 year Police Officer who joined the Guard in March. I have been attending the RSP drills. Not the most exciting thing but it's what I have to do. I ship in November. Ok, well here lies my problem. In June, at work, I had an incident which may have sealed the military off for me. A short narrative of what happened, I was enroute to a call when I spotted a burning mobile home. It had just started, I went in the mobile home park and started moving the looky lous out. Half way in someone tells me three children are trapped inside. Without regard to my own safety I ran into the mobile home and was over come by smoke, fire, and heat. I broke a rear window to the mobile home that was high up and could hear the kids screaming. While pulling my self in the window the fire flashed me, I fell from the window and landed on my left wrist. I did not realize I was in between two mobile homes that were fully engulfed and a large tree. I inhaled alot of black smoke. Sadly, the kids perished and something I think about to this day. It was just impossible to get to them. I had to go to an ambulance to get checked out. I was not transported. Since that day I have noticed once in a while a tightness in my chest and I struggle to catch my breath. Nothing like I am going to die but just struggling for my breath. I take shallow breaths. I can still go about my business but it has caused me concern. My sleep has gotten pretty bad as well. I wake up constantly because I am not breathing well due to my nose. (I had a deviated septum surgery in 2005 which was disclosed to meps and they have all paper work). My left wrist has been hurting since that day and I struggle to do push ups. Now, I am in good shape and have never had medical issues except stitches. I went to the doctor just to get checked out in spite of everyone telling me not to because of how picky the military is right now. Well I explained to her what I had going on. She checked my nose and said my nose is deviated again and that my air going in and out is blocked. She also sent me for a sleep study. She asked if anyone in my family had Asthma. The answer is no and I have never been diagnosed with Asthma or ever had symptoms of. she gave me some breathing test which came back that my lungs were obstructed. She gave me an inhaler and put in my medical paper work "Reactive Airway Disease". I am pretty sure I am screwed on that. I asked how that could come about and she asked if anything at home or work could have triggered it. I have been complaining about it for the last two months. The only thing I can think of is that fire. She stated the smoke probably started the tightness in my chest and the breathing. It's basically like a mild form of Asthma. I just don't get how I could have that now because I have been fine for 28 years of my life. So, for those who are experienced, what happens from here?
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