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I went for my medical yesterday at Knightsbridge, received a phone call from the Dr who examined me saying that they had seen an abnormality on my lung which could be either scar tissue from a previous chest infection or a marker for TB. I now have to go back and give the 3 consecutive days worth of sputum tests with a 6-8 week wait for the results. They have advised me that I should go ahead with the Embassy Interview and the sputum results will be sent to the Embassy before my case will be approved. I didn't expect this hold up or additional expense of getting to London and having to stay in a hotel for 3 nights. I am hoping I get the all clear as I am pretty sure I don't have TB...….more waiting I guess 

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7 minutes ago, Gill_H said:

I am hoping I get the all clear as I am pretty sure I don't have TB

Finger crossed. However, it's possible that you carry but have no symptoms (yet). There is latent TB, so you don't necessarily have to cough your lungs out to be carrying TB. However, it is rare in the UK. If you were in Asia, probably definitely TB. 

 

By the way, welcome to Iowa. I live about 1.5 hours from Marshalltown

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22 minutes ago, Gill_H said:

I went for my medical yesterday at Knightsbridge, received a phone call from the Dr who examined me saying that they had seen an abnormality on my lung which could be either scar tissue from a previous chest infection or a marker for TB. I now have to go back and give the 3 consecutive days worth of sputum tests with a 6-8 week wait for the results. They have advised me that I should go ahead with the Embassy Interview and the sputum results will be sent to the Embassy before my case will be approved. I didn't expect this hold up or additional expense of getting to London and having to stay in a hotel for 3 nights. I am hoping I get the all clear as I am pretty sure I don't have TB...….more waiting I guess 

Don't want to scare you but we went through the same.  Highly recommend you consult with your own doctor.  It could be something or it could be nothing.  Better to be safe than sorry.  In my wife's case, we had additional x-rays, CT Scan with contrast, even a PET Scan, and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th opinions.  It was not TB.  The diagnosis was early stage lung cancer.  


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02/04/2019  Informed delivery show an incoming letter form USCIS.  Won't know if it is a copy or original extension letter as we are out of country for about another 2 weeks and mail is on hold until then.

02/19/2019  USPS delivered our "hold mail" today.  Received an original 18 month extension letter.   Notice date is 01/30/2019.

04/13/2019  Checked case status online.  Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview as of 04/04/2019

 

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21 minutes ago, gregcrs2 said:

Don't want to scare you but we went through the same.  Highly recommend you consult with your own doctor.  It could be something or it could be nothing.  Better to be safe than sorry.  In my wife's case, we had additional x-rays, CT Scan with contrast, even a PET Scan, and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th opinions.  It was not TB.  The diagnosis was early stage lung cancer.  

Many people have lung nodules, and most are benign.

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This happened to me too, i had scar tissue from bronchitis. Went for my interview anyway without completed medical. They approved me pending receipt of medical. 6 weeks after culture test came out negative Doc sent my medical to embassy and i was asked to drop off my passport. Visa was issued 3 days later.


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11 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Many people have lung nodules, and most are benign.

Agreed but the point is follow-up testing is advisable.  


Removal of Conditions

12/29/2018  Sent ROC package to Dallas PO Box by USPS Priority Mail. 

12/30/2018  ROC package arrived & ready for pickup at Dallas PO Box at 7pm.

12/31/2018  USCIS received date

01/03/2019  Credit card transaction alert received at 7:10am authorizing charge of $680 to USCIS Dallas Lockbox

01/03/2019  Received text message from USCIS stating original receipt to follow in mail and a receipt number starting with MSC.

01/07/2019  Added receipt number to myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ and it shows case received and nothing to do at this time.

01/11/2019  Received US Postal Service Informed Delivery email at 8:20am showing incoming letter from USCIS.

01/11/2019  Received biometric appointment in the mail.  Biometric appointment is for 01/22/2019

01/14/2019  Completed walk-in biometric at Tampa Field Office.

01/29/2019  Filed an online e-request due to no I-797 receipt mailed to date.  Received automated email to expect a reply by Feb. 20.

01/30/2019  E-request response received.  They will send a duplicate receipt and we should receive it within 30 days.

02/04/2019  Informed delivery show an incoming letter form USCIS.  Won't know if it is a copy or original extension letter as we are out of country for about another 2 weeks and mail is on hold until then.

02/19/2019  USPS delivered our "hold mail" today.  Received an original 18 month extension letter.   Notice date is 01/30/2019.

04/13/2019  Checked case status online.  Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview as of 04/04/2019

 

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On 7/2/2019 at 7:21 PM, Gill_H said:

I went for my medical yesterday at Knightsbridge, received a phone call from the Dr who examined me saying that they had seen an abnormality on my lung which could be either scar tissue from a previous chest infection or a marker for TB. I now have to go back and give the 3 consecutive days worth of sputum tests with a 6-8 week wait for the results. They have advised me that I should go ahead with the Embassy Interview and the sputum results will be sent to the Embassy before my case will be approved. I didn't expect this hold up or additional expense of getting to London and having to stay in a hotel for 3 nights. I am hoping I get the all clear as I am pretty sure I don't have TB...….more waiting I guess 

Hi! 

 

Wishing you the best of luck during this waiting game and hoping for a smooth and speedy, all clear result. 

 

Can I please ask, were you given the option to come back the following day for the sputum tests? Or did you have to book in to come another day, travelling back for other reasons? Also are there any additional costs being charged to you for this? 

 

I’m just thinking for my own appointment worst case scenario, if that happened to me, what the steps would be. I’m booked in on a Tuesday next month but praying all goes smoothly as the medical part of this process is the bit I’m honestly the most concerned about, due to a non-straightforward medical history. 

 

Repeat after me: this will all be worth it in the long run 🙂❤️

 

Lots of luck and patience sent your way 🌻☀️🎉

 

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4 minutes ago, Meg101 said:

Hi! 

 

Wishing you the best of luck during this waiting game and hoping for a smooth and speedy, all clear result. 

 

Can I please ask, were you given the option to come back the following day for the sputum tests? Or did you have to book in to come another day, travelling back for other reasons? Also are there any additional costs being charged to you for this? 

 

I’m just thinking for my own appointment worst case scenario, if that happened to me, what the steps would be. I’m booked in on a Tuesday next month but praying all goes smoothly as the medical part of this process is the bit I’m honestly the most concerned about, due to a non-straightforward medical history. 

 

Repeat after me: this will all be worth it in the long run 🙂❤️

 

Lots of luck and patience sent your way 🌻☀️🎉

 

Hi, I got the phone call the day after I got back home to Lancashire so I couldn't return the following day as I had work and needed to book transport and a hotel. They did give me that option though.

This was really unexpected and another 6-8 week wait for results is going to be difficult. I hope the medical process goes well for you and it is absolutely worth it 😊

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1 minute ago, Gill_H said:

Hi, I got the phone call the day after I got back home to Lancashire so I couldn't return the following day as I had work and needed to book transport and a hotel. They did give me that option though.

This was really unexpected and another 6-8 week wait for results is going to be difficult. I hope the medical process goes well for you and it is absolutely worth it 😊

Oh what a pain and a shame not to be told on the same day! Plus Lancashire Isn’t exactly just down the road either. Completely understand why this was unexpected and the delay of 6-8 weeks must be very frustrating, especially with all the waiting you have already done.

 

I look forward to the day that we can all look back at this difficult time and it feel like a distant memory. All the best to you. Keep us posted on this thread 🙂

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I have now done my 3 days of Sputum testing, staff at the Visa Medical office were very friendly and explained the process which was quite straightforward. Just a note if you get recalled for this testing, you need to take a form of ID with you on each day, this wasn't mentioned in the information I received in advance. I am hoping this is just a small delay in our Visa Journey, praying for a negative result so we can keep moving forward,

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1 hour ago, Gill_H said:

I have now done my 3 days of Sputum testing, staff at the Visa Medical office were very friendly and explained the process which was quite straightforward. Just a note if you get recalled for this testing, you need to take a form of ID with you on each day, this wasn't mentioned in the information I received in advance. I am hoping this is just a small delay in our Visa Journey, praying for a negative result so we can keep moving forward,

Keeping fingers crossed for you & thinking of you! Were you in there this afternoon? 

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