This really s****. I reported to meps on Tuesday to ship out to Ft. Benning. Upon my inspection physical the Dr. noticed a quater size spot of dry skin that developed over the last several week. I knew it wasn't contagious, and it wasn't bothering me in any way, so I didn't think anything of it. So he says that he's not sure what it is, and that the CMO is going to need to look at it. She wasn't there yet so he made me sit in that cold a** room in my skivies for about 20 minutes until she got there. When she finally gets there she looks at it and says that she's not sure what it is either, and I will need to go for a dermatology consult, and that I should not to get my hopes up on shipping today. So they schedule me an appointment for an off base Dr for today. I report back to MEPS this morning the transportation picks me up and takes me to my appointment. The Dr. looks at it and says it's either psoriasis or eczima either way he doesn't see a problem with the condition preventing from shipping, but it will still need to be reviewed by the CMO. I go back to MEPS hand the report to the CMO, and she looks at it and says Hmmm he's not sure what it is is either, but it doesn't matter because both conditions require a waiver. I bring the report down to the guidance couselor she looks at it and says ohhh boy you need a waiver. Looks like your not shipping tomorrow either. She then proceeds to tell me that it takes atleast a week for a waiver to clear, and since it's going to take so long that I've lost my training slot. She later tells me that there are no training slots available as of now, and I may need to wait until April or May to ship. She said the best I can hope for is a cancellation, but we will not be able to look at that option until after the waiver clears.
I spent the last 2 weeks squaring things away to get ready to ship. I took a military leave of absence from work, and had to call then today and tell then that I will be coming back until time frame unknown. Plus the fact that I going to have to tell a couple of hudred people the same story over....and over....and over, because everybody thinks I'm gone already. I lost a weeks worth of pay. Not to mention the fact that I was mentally prepared to ship. What a huge disappiontment.
Thanks for letting me vent.