"In the year 2013 in the midst of pursing a career in the military I found myself within Division 068, training alongside fellow members of the US Navy at Great Lakes Recruit Training Command. During my 4th week of training nearing close to graduation, I received a call from the Dental Physician requesting me to report to the facility located on base. As I trekked through the snow from the Illinois winter not only did I realized how I had grown as person since I started my training, but just how big the world we live in really is, coming from Texas I had never seen so much snow in my life. Upon entering the office I was asked to wait until I was called by the dentist, as I sat i began to recall the prior meeting as previously we had spoken about a surgery that I'd be getting during my time in training, extracting all 4 wisdom teeth, and two teeth that had become impacted. After about an hour of waiting I hear my name called to enter a small office located at the end of the hall. I'm greeted by the dentist expected to preform the surgery in which I'm asked to have a seat. He begins to go over the procedure as in the previous meeting, he continues to explain pulling up images of a 3-D X-ray I had taken early that week. At that point he informs me that I won't be able to continue my training as I would need to return home and have the surgery done by a specialist and my heal time could take up to a year before I could return to training. I was devastated, immediately I was pulled from my division, placed in separations where I'd be processed out and return home. The year is now 2016 since my experience at Great Lakes I was able to meet with a specialist in November in which the surgery was preformed and have now fully recovered, there is even talk that I'll be possibly returning to Great Lakes."