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    Default Anyone been failed after training during their physical for having a hernia?

    I have an 'umbilical hernia'. It's a protrustion of the belly button. Rare, but I have this, and it's the size of a golf ball now. It totally will not prevent me from doing my driving duties with an otr company nor any bending or lifting I may have to do.

    But I would like to ask has anyone failed their cdl physical for this?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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    It's not listed in Part 391 Subpart E - Physical qualifications and examinations, as a disqualifacation.
    When you go your primary Doctor for a DOT physical, they test for the minimum qualifacations required.
    A hernia would only disqualify you, if the Doctor felt it was severe enough to require surgery.

    Most Carrier's will do a pre-hire physical with their own Doctor, who will also test for your ability to perform job functions.
    You are most likely to fail a company physical, not a DOT physical.


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    Surgery will definitely be needed eventually. Just not presently. I don't know. I'm torn between waiting another month and having the surgery, then recovering for a month, or just going to school now with the hernia and risking being failed with the companies med test. Sounds like I should just get the surgery first. That's what my gut is saying anyways. Pardon the pun. ha ha

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    Long as you don't get a chicken foot stuck, you might make it, unless you have one partially stuck now and you sneeze.
    Lay off eatting those apple cores too.

    Well, if you decide to get it fixed, you will loose the popularity at parties, showing the alien bursting from your chest.
    I guess, if you have allot of guts,... get'r done.
    Sorry, does it hurt when you laugh? .......oh, then yer okay. :lol:

    Anyway, when you do see your Doctor, I'm sure he'll poke it, and ask if that hurts.
    Say no, but be prepared for the Doctor to squeeze it, and pound it with a reflex hammer,.. just to see if yer lying. :thumbsup: (j/k)


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    It doesn't affect you when lifting?? Even if straining? Its the size of a golf ball now?
    If you can get it repaired first, I would. Trucking might not be the toughest job but it sure doesn't do your body any favors. I agree with your gut.
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    [self-edit]
    Bored Icon... having too much fun.
    Last edited by Roadhog; 08-11-2011 at 12:01 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadhog View Post
    [self-edit]
    Bored Icon... having too much fun.
    Interesting, how can you be Bored and having too much fun at the same time?

    Nevermind. Ignorance is bliss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharlie View Post
    Interesting, how can you be Bored and having too much fun at the same time?

    Nevermind. Ignorance is bliss

    OMG I can't believe you asked that!! Get ready!

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    :block: topic; Hernia
    ~bump~



    It's true I've been having too much fun being bored, and it's also true I might give trick answers to trick questions.

    It all started when I learned Victoria's Secret. Disaster fell in love with me, because I'm always flirting with the needy bitche.
    Even though I learned to speak braille, so I could hide my boredom, 10 minute conversations with myself, was like... a whole year of college learning.

    ahhh so dang bored, I sent $2000 to this Nigerian scammer, and a week later got my $2.9 million inheritance.
    I drank Rum for several days straight celebrating, and I woke up on the shores of 'The Virgin Islands.'
    Day after I left, they just called them 'The Islands.'

    Anyway, I'm bored. I order my salad now, with the dressing right on the salad, so there is no going back.
    I've been past the point of no return, on several occasions.
    None of this will mean much to you right now, but it will effect you in a subtle, but measurable way.


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    we could start a womans page for men only ,that would help fix your boredom roady

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    :block: hernia.. ~bump~

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchno1 View Post
    we could start a womans page for men only ,that would help fix your boredom roady
    ...meh... I could have a thread called 'Goin' Hogwild' ... and the admin would just shut it down.

    They won't like me teaching the Truckers how to get the ladies at the Gentlemen's Club to tip them.
    The wimmin will complain to the admin, I'm teaching their husbands, how to get their wives to leave the seat up for them.

    but sooner or later, it will come down to one of my tutorial's... like this one... on how one can successfully breed balloon animals.

    (squeak.... squeak-squeak.... squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeaky)


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