Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp


Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp

This group is a place for parents of Recruits who are injured or ill to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.






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Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp News Articles

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Friday. 7 Replies

We Have a New Mom in our Group...Please add your words to help her

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jul 21. 4 Replies

SMA Syndrome

Started by Kscattlerancher. Last reply by Kscattlerancher Jul 13. 12 Replies

Protocol for Assignment to STC/EHP

Started by Bigwheel29. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jun 27. 12 Replies

MRP to PCP - How does that work?

Started by marinemomx2. Last reply by NCSkiff Jun 26. 7 Replies


Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jun 25. 0 Replies

Some questions to send your recruit in MRP

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jun 25. 4 Replies

Healing time for stress fracture in foot

Started by marinemomx2. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jun 21. 7 Replies

Surgery in bootcamp

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jun 20. 7 Replies

Possible Stress fracture in foot 9th week of training

Started by marinemomx2. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jun 19. 16 Replies

How soon are we notified of results of MRI

Started by marinemomx2. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jun 17. 4 Replies

Pneumonia letter and not knowing status

Started by cazkira. Last reply by greenfreakmom Jun 16. 5 Replies

Looky what I found...

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jun 15. 0 Replies

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Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Friday

For more of Jan's poems, and others, go to the top of this page, hover over "Connect and Share" and click poetry.  She has written some passages that prove that she is a vessel from Heaven with her words.

Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on Friday


Prayers said.  My heart aches for all these young men & women, as well as all the families.  It isn't much, but here is a poem I wrote when my son was in the Corp:

Dear Father, on this day

Please keep our children safe

Let them feel the comfort

Of your mercy and your grace


They face so many obstacles

Out of their control

So many things that test them

More than we’ll ever know


They vent their frustrations

And fears to us at home

Please help us as parents

Give them strength to carry on


Please let us have the wisdom

To say the words they need

To overcome the challenges

Wherever their paths may lead


Please keep them healthy and keep them strong

No matter what comes their way

Please, Father, let them feel your love

This day and everyday.



Comment by terih on Friday

we have gotten two letters from our daughter...weight seems to be all over the place. she gets it down to 1lb then up to 7lbs.  Senior DI and DIs are trying all kinds of things.  She wears sweats all the time.  She was going to the gym 5 times a day but they finally told her no a few days cause it was too much.  They did all veggies. They've tried meat only 2 days. They've cut out fruit.  They are now seeing if they can take her off base to a nutritionist.  She is very very discouraged because the date of having it off is soon approaching. Then her recruiter called us and said if she is showing progress she will be extended.  Her one DI said no, she is not going home but back into training. So she is confused as well as are we.  She is now obsessed with her weight and I think weighs way too often and that isn't helping her stress level. It is so frustrating as she was down to the last 54 hours to complete and be a US Marine and this could stop her.  If you are praying people prayers would be greatly appreciated.  We even sent her meal replacement shakes as the Senior DI got some for her and so they are going to try that.  Poor kids....  I am not going to eat cake but I am having some cheese cake.  I have lost 4lbs but hope this won't put it on.

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Thursday

Great insight!  Much needed for this Mom of a non-communicative Marine in Japan who was already supposed to be home.  

Thanks Boys!

Comment by Michelle on Thursday

Wow, thanks you all for the advice and stories.  And, thank you for all of your kind words and support. It's nice to know that we're not in this alone.  None of us wants our kids to be unhealthy, especially when they are away from us and have such limited communication.  And, having your child's dream of becoming a Marine crushed is heartbreaking. But, reading all these posts has really helped to give me some insights.  

In the last letter that got from our son before being moved from EHP to RSP, he wrote about the friendships and support he's gotten from the others in EHP.  He said that they've all talked about the "worst" (being separated) happening.  He says "we've all decided that if we do get 'put out to sea', instead of looking at it as being "put out to sea', we're going to look at it as 'an opportunity to fish".  Maybe we can all benefit from their outlook?  

Comment by 1~Nanny on Thursday


Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Thursday

Unbelievable.  My internet was out today and I come back to real pain.  

Marinemom:  Prayers, especially for your stamina and emotional strength.  Please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do.  We have connections everywhere who are willing to help.

Teri:  Grrrr.  Your daughter does make me smile.  I have one like her.  We've learned...I've learned that ignoring the crap is much easier on me.  When we talk, it's as if everything has always fine.  Maybe one day it will change.  Maybe not.

Nanny thank you for your help <3

Comment by terih on Thursday
Thanks Nanny, that's what we decided. If she's mad it won't be anything new. They are now trying her on a liquid diet as her weight can fluctuate 7 labs from day to day...this poor girl may make it off the island eventually... just praying it's as a marine.
Comment by 1~Nanny on Thursday


Prayers coming your way. It is difficult enough to have two Marines that far apart and have BOTH of them with medical issues.. Be strong and remember...

"Breathe, exhale, Breathe, exhale...continue....


Comment by 1~Nanny on Thursday


Telling a recruit about a death in the family is a personal decision, however; at this point, I (my opinion only) would not give her any "pause" or reason to slow down on her training.

If she is upset with you and won't write... maybe she will try harder to try and prove you wrong. All kids (young adults) are different.

My first one made it through with "flying colors" after he went in with a bad attitude and ended up with a "bullseye" on his back for all of Phase I...

He wrote to you me time..."You know how I always loved to play in the sand?...Well I am in the sand (Pit) a lot these days but it's just not as much fun.... hahahahaha  He graduated without a flaw and is now active reserves... We look back and laugh now, but at the time...Whew.....



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