I have never had an asthma attack and have only used inhaler whenever I’ve been sick with a respiratory illness (which I feel is normal for most people). Today I went and had my Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) done. My recruiter suggested I have one done so we can hopefully get me an Asthma waiver for the Air Force.

It’s been an interesting process but today was finally the day and my results came back normal. I’ve never had a PFT done and I stressed over this test for the past month. I can’t believe I psyched myself out over something so easy. My visit went like this: I checked in with the front desk, waited about fifteen minutes, was called into a tiny room, was asked a few preliminary questions, blew into a gadget five times and then… it was over. Piece of cake! I’m meeting with my primary care doctor who I’ve seen for a few years now on Wednesday to go over the results with her and hopefully get a letter for medical clearance to also submit to my recruiter. My next steps in this journey will be to:

  1. Hit my goal weight (after my visit today I learned I am 5’7″ and not 5’6″ which means my max weight can be 175 vs 170, yay!)
  2. Get my braces off- hopefully May!
  3. Get my MEPS date.
  4. Goto MEPS- At MEPS I will be taking the ASVAB and finding out what jobs I qualify for, getting a physical exam, and if everything goes right officially enlisting into the Air Force!
  5. Get my boot camp date and hopefully leave around September.

I can’t believe this is really happening- and I’m sure this won’t be the first time I say this! I am so excited and so nervous for what this new chapter in my life has in store.