Well, the Peace Corps is no longer a reality. For a primer, see the previous post.
The medical advisor is still demanding a PPD which goes against all the medical advice I’ve received on the matter. Not only is it unsafe, but the results would be meaningless. I picture some 85 year old dude who hasn’t practiced medicine in 30 years sitting behind a desk going down a check list. He gets to the PPD, sees it hasn’t been done, and demands one to be placed; ignoring all the documentation included from me and my doctor on why one can’t be placed.
It’s very frustrating and disappointing to have it all come to an end over something as miniscule as this. I could appeal the decision, but if I win the appeal and am medically cleared do I really want to work with/for a bureaucratic institution that is so inflexible? What happens when I’m in Africa and something comes up that doesn’t fit into their preordained mold of how things work?
Now I gotta figure out what to do with my life…any suggestions?