Pretty sure this is my first post here, hope it's in the right place.
This is going to be a bit of a rant just so you are aware.
Anyway I've been in the enlisentment process almost a year now and I just received a letter from DOD saying I have been medicaly DQ for "Lumbago". If this turns out to be the end of the road for me it's my own fault.
Back at my very initial interview where you fill out all those pages of medical information I unknowingly put more than I should have.
I'm an honest person to a fault and here is where being to honest can really bite you in the ass. In the medical report I put that I have occasional back pain.
It's true I do have occasional discomfort in my lower back, in the joints themselves, but I never have or needed to see a doctor for it, take pain meds for it, or stop working because of it. There is zero medical documentation and from what I know now if there is no paper work they don't care/want/need to know about it. This is what my recruiter told me after I finished filling out the paper work.
I run a business as a handyman at present and have done physical labor my whole young life without issue. The most I have ever needed to do is bend over and stretch/pop my back from time to time when I've been working all day.
This must be the most inconsequential thing to be DQ for.
To give a little insight as to who I am.
24yo white male, single,
no debit other than 8k from student loan.
Electrical Engineering major, no degree, yet. 2.74 gpa overall.
Robust physical/mental health
Very good overall physical conditioning
No allergies or medical conditions of any kind(asthma, ADHD, flat feet, etc) unless slightly less than perfect vision falls into that category
86 on asvab w/ GT score of 123
24 on ACT, but that was when I was a sophomore in high school.
References from veterans of every single branch of the military.
I'm going to contact my recruiter asap and see what this is all about. Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.
Thanks for reading.
I know I didn't ask any questions in that wall of text. I'm posting this just to vent my disbelief and to read your thoughts on the situation.