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Chest X-Ray worry

Old Jan 30th 2002, 5:52 pm
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Hi I am currently waiting for my 2nd NOA from NSC, 71 days and counting!! I am a little worried about the chest X-ray they do at the medical becaus when I was 3 months old I had an operation to remove about 1/3 of one of my lungs. This was due to a growth on it. Now I have had no problems in the 29 years since the operation but they are bound to spot this on the X-ray, as well as my heart being on the right hand side of my chest!! Is this going to cause a problem, I have been employed in a physically demanding job since leaving school and am extreamely fit as I go to the gym a lot, but I still worry about the operation. Please could anyone give me any advice at all?

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Old Jan 30th 2002, 6:19 pm
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The chest x-ray is looking for active TB, so it should really matter that your anatomy is a little different from most.

They are also concerned that you are not going to become a public charge in the US as a result of chronic illness/disability. Can you get a letter from your doctor/specialist saying that your health is absolutely fine that you take to the medical?

You'll have to fill out a health questionnaire, and, although I can't remember the specific questions, you won't be able to hide this medical history and they will ask you to provide further information about anything unusual.
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Old Jan 31st 2002, 1:36 am
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As I have stated before on this newsgroup many times, I have chronic progressive MS
and will never be able to work. I even had bronchial pneumonia when my X-ray at the
medical was taken! I took a letter along from my doctor stating MS stability for the
last five years. I am physically fit, I just tire easily and can't walk. The only
questions they were wanting to know were the chances of me becoming a public charge
and was I covered by medical insurance. Fortunately, both my husband and I are
financially independent. My advice would be to over-prepare for your medical and take
a letter from your doc outlining the problems you had as a baby and how little/if at
all it affects you now. Now if I can pass a medical, sure as hell you can!

Kay (K3 in Oklahoma waiting on I-130 TSC)


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that your anatomy is a little different from most.

They are also concerned that you are not going to become a public charge in the
US as a result of chronic illness/disability. Can you get a letter from your
doctor/specialist saying that your health is absolutely fine that you take to
the medical?

You'll have to fill out a health questionnaire, and, although I can't remember the
specific questions, you won't be able to hide this medical history and they will ask
you to provide further information about anything unusual.

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that your anatomy is a little different from most.

They are also concerned that you are not going to become a public charge in the
US as a result of chronic illness/disability. Can you get a letter from your
doctor/specialist saying that your health is absolutely fine that you take to
the medical?

You'll have to fill out a health questionnaire, and, although I can't remember the
specific questions, you won't be able to hide this medical history and they will ask
you to provide further information about anything unusual.

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The chest x-ray is looking for active TB, so it should really matter that your
anatomy is a little different from most.

They are also concerned that you are not going to become a public charge in the
US as a result of chronic illness/disability. Can you get a letter from your
doctor/specialist saying that your health is absolutely fine that you take to
the medical?

You'll have to fill out a health questionnaire, and, although I can't remember the
specific questions, you won't be able to hide this medical history and they will ask
you to provide further information about anything unusual.
 
Old Jan 31st 2002, 9:03 am
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Thanks guys you have put my mind at rest and will get a letter from my doctor for the medical, when I finally get a date!!!! Thanks again.

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Old Jan 31st 2002, 11:42 am
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1. Your treatment was entirely acceptable for your dextrocardia.
2. You should bring a signed note from your doctor alluding to your being in
excellent health, able to work and to exercise vigorously, and having suffered no
problems from this treatment. Bring one to the medical,and bring a copy to the
interview, that is my advice. Alvena
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Old Jan 31st 2002, 1:40 pm
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Thanks fopr your advice Alvena but I have one question....

1. Your treatment was entirely acceptable for your dextrocardia.

What was my dextrocardia? Was that the operation to remove part of my lung? Or the fact my heart is on the right hand side of my chest?

I think it would be a good idea to know these medical terms befor the medical as I don't want to seem as if I don't know what operations I have had done to me in the past. All I have ever refered to it as having a bit of my lung removed and that is it!

Thanks again Alvena

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