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fit program

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Latest Activity: Feb 5

If your child is having a hard time with the pfa's or anything of that nature i would love to chat. My son is also in RCU so if anyone would like to talk about that we can

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What comes after rcu

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How many chances

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Any info anyone

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Comment by Laura (Ship 7 Div 355 PIR 11/5) on October 27, 2010 at 6:46pm
Hi folks, just got a call from my son. Apparently, he is heading over to the FIT section, not sure what it's really called because he can't make his run. Aargh, I was worried this would happen.
Comment by hedirector on August 27, 2010 at 8:18am
I spoke with her at length yesterday. She called from the Special Physical Unit at the hospital to explain what was going on with her Iron. She has time to get the run completed because she has to wait on a waiver. For her job she has to free from all physical ailments and the low iron requires a waiver. She had no idea how long that would take. Thanks for the kind words and thoughts, I can use them right now!
Comment by hedirector on August 25, 2010 at 7:22pm
Hey, she just called. She missed the run by 15 seconds. She had to call to let us know she didn't pass. She also told me that she has gone to the medical unit every week for blood work because her Iron is low. They gave her iron pills last week. When she went in she said her iron was 34 and recently it dropped to 31. Well no wonder she is having problems with the run. She said she would call from Internal Medicine next week and explain everything. She said they can discharge her if her iron drops to low. Something else to worry about. She sounded great.
Vickie, she was set to PIR 9/2. Thank you so much for talking with me. You don't know how much I appreciate it!
Comment by hedirector on August 25, 2010 at 6:24pm
Thank you so much for understanding! I just can't stop crying, I don't know where she is or what she is doing. The funny thing is when she called she said that wasn't the official call. After the run the chief made her pack her seabags and everyone was just staring at her, I'm sure they didn't know what to say, anyway some how she ended up in the bathroom crying and someone was in there who felt sorry for her and gave her a cell phone and told her to call home. That was Monday and I don't know what to do. Do I still send mail to her address or do I wait? I'm in the dark and don't know what to do.
Comment by hedirector on August 25, 2010 at 12:54pm
Hi, I was beginning to worry. Well my daughter was sent to FIT this week. Out of eighty girls she was the oly one who did not pass the run. I was doing okay until I read the previous posts and saw all the kids who did not make the run BUT they were 4 seconds and 15 or 20 seconds off.....hummm, my child, bless her heart is over 2 minutes off the mark, she is not a runner or exerciser for that part. I do not have any reason to peruse the other groups any longer and was really just feeling bad beacuse she was so devastated when she called!
Comment by hedirector on August 25, 2010 at 9:09am
Hello........amybody home?
Comment by susane on July 24, 2010 at 7:46pm
Sad news for me -- my son is being separated. He said the dr said he has degenerative disks and arthritis in his spine. It's surprising since he never had any problems with his back before BC and passed the initial PFAs just fine. I am probably more disappointed than he is. He just wants to get out of pain. So now he is in Ship 5.
Comment by susane on July 15, 2010 at 5:16pm
Latest letter from Chris says his back still hurting a lot and he is scheduled to see the Dr on the 20th to see if they will let him begin PFA. He's trying to tough it out and get throught PFA and BS. Things should improve after that. I hope.
Comment by susane on July 13, 2010 at 1:20pm
I know you must be on cloud 9, TammySue! That is the best news. My son is still there. The news last week was that the drs have decided he has a few joints in mid spine that need adjusting to work properly, so he is seeing a chiropractor in addition to phys therapy. Thankfully he is over the bronchitis and flu that knocked him down for a couple of weeks. I am so looking forward to hearing he is FFD soon. Congrats again, TammySue!!
Comment by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom) on July 13, 2010 at 10:50am
TammySue - congrats!! So glad to hear she's doing well. My son was held at Great Lakes for about a month after completing Battle Stations. More tests on his chest because spots showed on xrays. Turns out he had pneumonia and probably developed it not long after arriving. So much attention to his knee that he wasn't worried about his breathing. Mine was sent to THU (temporary holding unit) and actually got more liberty time. Hope all goes as well for Bailey.

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