Hello, I a PFC in the Army and i was hurt at N.T.C. at Ft. Irwin. I was hitted in the head and spend back to ft.Drum i have a TBI and my unit was deploying but i was still hurt and LTC told me the only way i could deploy is if i sign a medica wavier and i did. After being in county more then 3 month im still having head plan and going to Nevrology. My mean question is because i signed a medica wavier to deploy, what is going to happen now because Im still hurt.
State/Country relating to question: Afghanistan
I told medica dotor or major that my head still hurt and now they are telling me that im depression and need to speech to someone at B.H.
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QUESTION: "My mean question is because i signed a medica wavier to deploy, what is going to happen now because Im still hurt."
ANSWER: First of all, please allow me to say that I am genuinely sorry for your circumstances. I mean that in all sincerity, and I would also like to take this opportunity to say a word of thanks to you for your military service to date. I can only imagine what a stressful and trying time this is for you, so please believe me I mean it when I say I hope things soon look much brighter for all of you. Alright, here is how this works. It boils down to a medical determination of your current fitness and ability to serve. In other words, the fact that you sign a medical waiver some months does not by any means stand for the proposition that you must still complete your current active duty assignment regardless of your current health status. Rather, your most pressing need is to clearly make known your concerns, meaning go ahead and speak with the Behavior Health folks and tell them what symptoms you are experiencing. I am also speaking as a nurse, and I can tell you that such professionals are also trained to spot physical origins of neurological and psychological symptoms. What I mean by that is that speaking to mental health staff does not automatically mean your problems are "all in your head". Not for one moment is that true. But, the only way to know for certain where things stand and to get the appropriate help is by taking advantage of the opportunity that has been offered to you.
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my question wasnt answer.... You give me advice on what to do but didnt really tell me legally we i stand. my chain of command told me that the medica waviers that i sgined say im ok and dont have any more medica needs for my injury. i was told me i ETS out that the army wouldnt cover this injury because i signed a wavier to deploy with my unit.
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