She's gone! :( Oh my goodness MEPS was a NIGHTMARE today. My daughter had gone on birth control in Sept. to help regulate periods, help w/the cramping, headaches.. I suggested she go on birthcontrol for convience sake, so she didn't have to deal with that during BC. Not a big deal, no medical issue, if she wasnt' leaving for BC, she woudln't be on it. She told her recruiter in Sept. that she went to the Dr. and was put on birth control. Well, when she went to MEPS this AM, they asked if anything changed.. yes, she went on birth control.. why? they asked.. she told them.. she'd get cramps, headache, helped to regulate. OH my goodness.. they started off on her like.. "oh, so you are incapacitated during your periods?" She said.. "no, I just feel crampy, etc.." Like any of us on our periods! ughhhhhhhhhhhh Well, they were telling her she might not ship out, it would take weeks, her recruiters got mad at her for "not telling them"... Ok, she DID tell them, they knew, she had to fill it out on the form at DEP meetings, AND she talked to him about it. Her recruiter said they did know about the birthcontrol, but thought it was for being sexual active... *which she isn't* ANYWAYS, long story short, they gave her a medical waiver and she got to leave today.. but she was one upset girl. I can't believe what an issue they made out of it, I mean how many girls are on birthcontrol to regulate, relieve symptoms, etc.. I just figured it would help her not have to deal with her period, while at BC. SO, any girls out there, make sure that is settled BEFORE your last MEP!! :)
I am sure that made both of you a nervous wreck. I am glad she got to leave on time. Sending good thoughts your way.
Thank you! It was a very rough morning. She just called from GL to tell us she arrived safely. :)