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Hi all,

Just wanted to get some advice.

My fiance and I are so sad to hear the news that she has to go through the sputum test. She had a procedure done when she was younger, which left a scar in her lungs. On day 2 of her medical at St. Luke's, they informed her that she needs a sputum test and that it will take two weeks. We thought everything was good after day one because they told her to come back for releasing the next day.

My fiance is feeling so discouraged.

She has always been negative for her past sputum tests, but she's worried about her results this time. She's healthy, but often gets a cold. Currently, she has a cold and is coughing.. After a few sleepless nights and stress. Her first sputum test in schedule in 4 days and she is worried.

Can someone here who has had to get a sputum test share their experience with us? I know the early and late signs of tb, but has anyone here ended up with a positive sputum test but lacked early signs and symptoms?

Thank you all in advance!

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My wife had a sputum test as she stated her past siblings and grandparents had TB. They also did her release papers and after 2 weeks her tests were negative and she got her visa. My wife also had past scarring on her lungs and in fact, went to St. Lukes while sick with a cold. No worries. She'll be fine.

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hi all,

Just wanted to get some advice.

My fiance and I are so sad to hear the news that she has to go through the sputum test. She had a procedure done when she was younger, which left a scar in her lungs. On day 2 of her medical at St. Luke's, they informed her that she needs a sputum test and that it will take two weeks. We thought everything was good after day one because they told her to come back for releasing the next day.

My fiance is feeling so discouraged.

She has always been negative for her past sputum tests, but she's worried about her results this time. She's healthy, but often gets a cold. Currently, she has a cold and is coughing.. After a few sleepless nights and stress. Her first sputum test in schedule in 4 days and she is worried.

Can someone here who has had to get a sputum test share their experience with us? I know the early and late signs of tb, but has anyone here ended up with a positive sputum test but lacked early signs and symptoms?

Thank you all in advance!

It's hard to tell someone who is facing this obstacle to relax but that is what I will say. There is nothing that she can do but following the procedure and the outcome is what it is. A cold will not have any baring on the sputum test. It's better to find out that she is ok, then for her to have missed it and die from TB. Neither of you want that I know.

So go, be positive and with the love between you, you guys will get through this. There have been many before you and they made it through the TB processing and eventual ended in the arms of their loved one ready to start a new chapter in their lives.

Gods speed


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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My wife had a sputum test as she stated her past siblings and grandparents had TB. They also did her release papers and after 2 weeks her tests were negative and she got her visa. My wife also had past scarring on her lungs and in fact, went to St. Lukes while sick with a cold. No worries. She'll be fine.

good to know it is just 2weeks now. when my mom had hers May of last year, she waited for 2months for the culture result before she was able to proceed for the interview.


AOS Journey

1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

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