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Requesting an Expedite for IR1/CR1

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HI,

Mi wife is currently suffering issues with her thyroid, this just began this week (hyperthyroidism). I have had her seen by a few doctors and lab work done. There is already a partial diagnosis, but she is in need of a endo for proper diagnosis and medication/treatment. The process where she is in and her insurance sucks, to say the least, she will need to first see a primary care doctor who will then refer her to an endo, the process taking around 2 months.

I sit here knowing I have great medical coverage and I am just waiting for my wife to arrive so I can add her because of "qualifying family event". Here in NYC she would be able to get an endo to see and treat her within days. Needless to say this has me incredibly frustrated. Now I sit here an wonder, what can I do about it?

How would I go about requesting an update/expedite to my petition due to this clear health concern/hardship, I fear if proper treatment is not timely she may end up with a "hypo" thyroid and need medication for life.

If anyone has done something similar or knows of what can be done, feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

C&C


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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Sorry to here about your wife's medical situation, BUT I don't think for this type of case you will qualified for an expedite request. By all means you can try and see if you have luck, But I doubt it... I read a post on here where a person had his wife with cancer and requested for an expedite and it was denied... Unless it an extremely big hardship deal life threatening dying, (god forbid)situation you will need sufficient proof to back up everything that's going on for your wife. But like i said give it a shot and see... Good Luck on everything....


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HI,

Mi wife is currently suffering issues with her thyroid, this just began this week (hyperthyroidism). I have had her seen by a few doctors and lab work done. There is already a partial diagnosis, but she is in need of a endo for proper diagnosis and medication/treatment. The process where she is in and her insurance sucks, to say the least, she will need to first see a primary care doctor who will then refer her to an endo, the process taking around 2 months.

I sit here knowing I have great medical coverage and I am just waiting for my wife to arrive so I can add her because of "qualifying family event". Here in NYC she would be able to get an endo to see and treat her within days. Needless to say this has me incredibly frustrated. Now I sit here an wonder, what can I do about it?

How would I go about requesting an update/expedite to my petition due to this clear health concern/hardship, I fear if proper treatment is not timely she may end up with a "hypo" thyroid and need medication for life.

If anyone has done something similar or knows of what can be done, feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

C&C

It can't hurt to ask. It will not impact the case negatively to do so.

FWIW: Taking a thyroid pill each day isn't really a hardship. I have family and friends that have been doing that for years.


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Half of the population of the women in North America have hypothyroid. So, I don't think they will expedite your request. It's not that serious of an issue. Life insurers don't even care about it most of the time. Unsure if anything could prevent it.

It couldn't hurt to ask, though. Just don't get your hopes up.

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Cesar, I agree with the majority that hyper- or hyperthyroidism is rarely considered a hardship. Furthermore, chances are you will find a lot of red tape with your insurance company in regards to preexisting conditions.

On a positive note, neither condition is life threatening and she should be just fine with the medication she is receiving in Colombia.

Good luck!


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It can't hurt to ask. It will not impact the case negatively to do so.

FWIW: Taking a thyroid pill each day isn't really a hardship. I have family and friends that have been doing that for years.

This was my thought exactly, wonder what should be the structure of the request I was going to be short and to the point. It is rediculous she would have to wait months to see an endo, or spend hundreds traveling and on private healthcare when I have the chance of using my current healthcare plan. I actually asked her to get an appointment to see an endo (1 of 5 in the city) and aside from it being crazy expensive (not including tests) the closes appt was for Sep 25th.

At this point taking the pill everyday might not be that bad as compared to really bad stuff out there (pituitary gland issues, cancer, nodules, etc.). But, we would like to at least get to that point, if she ends up with Hashi's or Graves, or just an acute thiroiditis cause by infection or bacteria, so be it, we would like to be able to get that diagnosis.


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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Cesar, I agree with the majority that hyper- or hyperthyroidism is rarely considered a hardship. Furthermore, chances are you will find a lot of red tape with your insurance company in regards to preexisting conditions.

On a positive note, neither condition is life threatening and she should be just fine with the medication she is receiving in Colombia.

Good luck!

Yea, actually something I need to look into, not sure if that part of ObamaCare is active.


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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Half of the population of the women in North America have hypothyroid. So, I don't think they will expedite your request. It's not that serious of an issue. Life insurers don't even care about it most of the time. Unsure if anything could prevent it.

It couldn't hurt to ask, though. Just don't get your hopes up.

yes, from what i have read these past days, i can see it is not a very uncommon for women to suffer thyroid issues. However, I belive we could be at a stage where if this is being cause by some viral infection or bacteria, her thyriod can still be saved, thus not having to end up with Hypothyroidism.


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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yes, from what i have read these past days, i can see it is not a very uncommon for women to suffer thyroid issues. However, I belive we could be at a stage where if this is being cause by some viral infection or bacteria, her thyriod can still be saved, thus not having to end up with Hypothyroidism.

HI... My wife had some of the same issues.. She actually had one of her eyeballs bulging out and for months had problems walking from getting dizzy.. I was very surprised at how expensive the thyroid issue was when compared to the other medical/dental issues in Colombia... As other have said you probably will not get an expedite and if you do it won't give you enough time to ignore the problem until she gets here so no matter what she will need to do something about it there..


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HI... My wife had some of the same issues.. She actually had one of her eyeballs bulging out and for months had problems walking from getting dizzy.. I was very surprised at how expensive the thyroid issue was when compared to the other medical/dental issues in Colombia... As other have said you probably will not get an expedite and if you do it won't give you enough time to ignore the problem until she gets here so no matter what she will need to do something about it there..

Yes, we already came to the same realization, she has been feeling slightly better with the meds she is taking and the bulging of the eyes (usually seen in graves) is not an issue she is having, mostly anxiety and shortness of breath, she already has an appt for mid sep with the best endo in the city (private/full price), I will be down there for a few days to give some moral support for some bloodwork she needs done early sep. (since she is scared of needles).

It's back to hoping VSC gets their act together an starts living up to their target processing times!!! Hopefully the big cats have bonuses and promotions resting on that premise and will start to push heavy in the coming months to finish the year strong.

Now with the major vacation period over they will have a full work force to push these petitions. Thanks to all for the support, prayers and good wishes.


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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