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My AN/DP/Helitrox course

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by Marie13, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Neither will mine. BUT if I show up twice a year in person, he will do med updates and routine stuff over the web as needed.
     
  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The last time I was at the doc was July 2, 2019 to get the medical form signed for ITT with Steve. I don’t go very often.
     
  3. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Pretty much my visits to my doctor, I need a script to get prosthetic, which requires a visit to a doctor. What do they think I am a gecko and my leg will grow back?
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm sorry, but that is funny as hell! :rofl3::D
     
  5. jvogt

    jvogt ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    My doc signed my waiver for AN/DP via fax. Its worth asking.
     
  6. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Mine refused, since it had been a year since I'd last been to doc.
     
  7. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    If I remember correctly the form only covers prescription meds and severe allergies. Almost all the common allergy medications are available OTC now and “severe“ is a very subjective requirement. Is it possible you might not need to check yes and need a medical sign off?
     
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  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The stuff I take is OTC. But I’ve been getting the form signed for allergies since I started diving. Would look a bit odd if I suddenly didn’t.
     
  9. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    That’s a good question and I was hoping an instructor might answer.

    Logically things change year to year, that’s why they update them yearly. And just as new concerns arise it seems reasonable that old issues might resolve. One could be on a prescription medication one year and off the next. Maybe borderline hypertension, you lose weight, now blood pressure’s normal as just one example. I could see no reason why an instructor would not accept a completed and signed form with no issues marked if the prior issue was no longer valid. To me it would be worth a try and just tell the truth, it was just allergies and its now well controlled with OTC medications.
     
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  10. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Instructor knows I still have allergy issues. Pollen, etc., have been really bad here this year and it’s been a subject of discussion when I’ve been in the shop.
     

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