medical and social clearance - hips and ink
1) i have had hip replacement surgery. the medical restrictions page states that a joint replacement can be accepted at least one year out from the surgery. by the time i get my degree in order it will be far more than a year out. but does anyone know anyone who has served with a joint replacement, hip or otherwise?
2) i read that people have been denied for having "too many tattoos" - well, that could be applied to me. is this a reality?
i lived as an unsupported volunteer in kenya for six months (through a small non-profit that arranges things but doesn't really support you while you are there the way PC does), prior to hip replacement but after multiple knee surgeries and with all of the ink i have now and was ok.
yes, the toilets are interesting - as someone who never went camping the bending is only one part of what needs getting used to, and i got used to it. and my skin tone alone would get me noticed - the tattoos did and did not in certain areas; my hair was much more of a fascination, as was my marital status and religious affiliation. at least that was my experience...but will the peace corps deny me because of these two issues? if anyone has any insight, knows anyone who served with either circumstance, i'd love to hear about it. thanks.