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    Guest jonpercy

    Hi Everyone,

    I wonder if anyone can help me. I am going the through the final stages of my visa application and i have been asked to do my medical and chest xrays. I am going to have the medicals and chest xrays done on the 29th of this month but i have a problem with one of the questions on the 120 form that the doctor will ask me. I had a slight collapse of the lung 9 years ago when i fell of my motorbike and belive it or not its has stopped me getting certain jobs. My lung collapsed by 10 percent and reninflated in about a week so nothing major or anything but when i was 17 i applied for the navy and they knocked me back because of this.

    I know the doctor is going to ask me if i have had any lung conditions on the medical and i would rather say no, as it was 9 years ago and i has no reoccurred since.

    If i choose to say i have not had a lung issue does anyone know if they check your medical history as you dont give any details of your doctor on the forms.

    I would rather be honest and say what happened but i dont want something that happened 9 years ago to be dragged up again.

    Plus the chest xrays should prove i am fighting fit.

     

    If anyone can help i would really appreciate it.

     

    Jon P

     

    HOUSE SOLD MARCH

    TRA PASSED MAY

    VISA APPLIED FOR IN JUNE

    MEDICALS REQUESTED AUGUST

    FLIGHT BOOKED FOR APRIL 9TH 2008

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    Hi Everyone,

    I wonder if anyone can help me. I am going the through the final stages of my visa application and i have been asked to do my medical and chest xrays. I am going to have the medicals and chest xrays done on the 29th of this month but i have a problem with one of the questions on the 120 form that the doctor will ask me. I had a slight collapse of the lung 9 years ago when i fell of my motorbike and belive it or not its has stopped me getting certain jobs. My lung collapsed by 10 percent and reninflated in about a week so nothing major or anything but when i was 17 i applied for the navy and they knocked me back because of this.

    I know the doctor is going to ask me if i have had any lung conditions on the medical and i would rather say no, as it was 9 years ago and i has no reoccurred since.

    If i choose to say i have not had a lung issue does anyone know if they check your medical history as you dont give any details of your doctor on the forms.

    I would rather be honest and say what happened but i dont want something that happened 9 years ago to be dragged up again.

    Plus the chest xrays should prove i am fighting fit.

     

    If anyone can help i would really appreciate it.

     

    Jon P

     

    HOUSE SOLD MARCH

    TRA PASSED MAY

    VISA APPLIED FOR IN JUNE

    MEDICALS REQUESTED AUGUST

    FLIGHT BOOKED FOR APRIL 9TH 2008

     

    Jon,

     

    Not to sure as we are not at the medical stage but i would think its best to declare everything. If like you say the condition no longer is an issue i would have assumed that this would not have any effect on the application. But if you decide not to declare and it surfaces during checks you are more likely to get a reaction as it may seem it was trying to cover it up. Open and honesty will always win in the end.

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    Guest motlyman

    Hi,

     

    Agree with Ian, dont try to hide anything they will find out and thats worse as you have lied. My partner had leauchemia 15 years ago. She declared it and they asked for an extra blood test which was ok.

    We have been here 7 months so i wouldnt think your problem will be anything to worry about.

     

    Colin

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    Guest jonpercy

    Thanks for the advice Ian. I have just spoken to my Doctor about this and he has told me to say nothing, just to make things worse. He told me as it was 9 years ago he has no record of the event happening but does have a chest xray from from just after it happend proving all was ok. He said he has no info on why i had the chest xray.

     

    I am so confused

     

    Still undecided what to say

     

    Thanks anyway

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    Guest jonpercy

    Thanks Colin.

    That post has put my mind as ease.

    Hope you are enjoying the sun and i will hopefully be out there with you soon

     

    Thanks

     

    JP

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    Guest motlyman

    No worries mate,

    Crash sounds nasty:confused:

    I used to ride a Harley in the UK but here i just go trail riding.

    Great fun and safer:)

     

    Colin

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    It was discovered at my xray that I had some asbestosis in my lungs, which I already knew about, but which I had forgotten when I filled in the medical form.

    The examining doctor advised me to get my own GP to refer me to the local hospital for a consultants report to be completed, and this was done and forwarded with our medical papers.

    All was well, and we now have our Visa, so maybe the same will happen to you.

     

    Good Luck

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    Guest dglamoore

    Just be honest and get your doctor to write a note confirming it has caused you no health issues and you are fit. Better this than to have hold ups later :rolleyes: If for any reason they do find out they may wonder what else you may not have mentionned.

     

    Lisa:cool:

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    Guest jen&ian

    Hi ,

     

    It's certainly tempting not to say anything especially when you know in yourself that you're fit & healthy. Having said that I disclosed the fact that I had had surgery for a congenital heart defect and that caused no problems, wasn't even refered back to my doctor:cool:.You already know your GP is on side so I don't reckon you need to worry.

     

    Jen:)

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    Guest dale_jo@

    Try Not To Worry You`ll Be Fine Good Luck With Everythi Ng!!!!!!!!!!

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    Guest happy-jools

    Oh its a difficult one.

     

    We were advised by our agent to mention any problem, as if they find out later it could jeapordise things.

     

    I had some problem and the doc has asked for more info. Not sure yet whether meds will get passed, but at least ive mentioned it, and im getting a report from the doc to say no further health issues.

     

    Best to be on safe side i would say.

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    Guest Guest75

    I replied to a friend of yours with the post below in another forum.

     

     

     

    This is a "Specialist' subject of mine.

     

    Your friend should not worry at all,I'm not suprised it does not bother him now.It is something that happens particularly in teen years.

     

    I've had the full works..............

     

    On separate occasions I've had a collapsed lung 5 times!!!

     

    I had an operation on each lung to stop this happening - called a Pleurectomy which basically strips off a skin from the lung and removes the air pockets that make the collapse possible. (yer lungs are held up by vacuum).I think they even shove some gunk in to repair any leaks??

     

    So I now have 92 stitches in my back that looks like I've had a tussle with a shark.

     

    Not bothered me for years,done loads of exercise/ weight training and so on.

     

    At the medicals I was told the operations were old fashioned and now less invasive techniques are used.

     

    No real drama or concerns - so If I can pass the medical ,your friend can!!!

     

    Hope this helps. biggrin.gif

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    Guest jonpercy

    Thanks Happy Jools very much for you reply. I have decided to tell the full truth at the medicals next week so hopefully everything will go ok.

     

    Hope to see you in adelaide , Maybe we can go and watch a good football team like Adelaide utd instead of sunderland.

     

    Thanks Again

     

    JP

    The geordie

     

    Thanks Tyke,

    This is a great help. I will be honest and tell all.

    Hope to see you in Adelaide, we can talk about collapsed lungs until we are blue in the face

     

    Thanks

    JP

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