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Post by guest1 » Mon, 18 Jul 2005 10:46 pm

Hi there,

I am a student on my way to study in singapore. Prior to entering Singapore I went to the Hospital two days ago to do a chest x-ray. This is needed in order for me to get the socalled Student pass when enrolling at the university there.

Now I was really surprised when I was diagnosed with active Tuberculosis. I dont feel sick nor do I have any of the usual fatigue/non-appetite symptoms. I have now started to eat medicine (11 tabs per day, great!!. I have to eat those for the next 6 months!) and the TB will become non contagious already within the next 14 days.

Now my dilemma is that I have to go into Singapore in about 9 days though, in order to be able to register at the university timely. Thus, if I wait longer than that I wont be able to register with the uni in time, and I am afraid they wont admit me to their courses.

If that happens, then I have wasted the last years planning of this years exchange study. I will be very sad and angry if that happens, but do now without a doubt understand that shit does happen....

So, now I want from you opinons on how to cope with this so that I will be able to be register and stay in Singapore for the next year. Also I would like to know what is the general attitude towards TB in Sin, do you just turn people back or whats the general immmigrational policy?

Also, if you feel like flaming me. Do so, cuz then I will know about the general attitude there.

Thank you.
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Post by k1w1 » Tue, 19 Jul 2005 9:29 am

Did they give you the student's pass? I guess that will give you a general indication of whether you are able to study here or not... As for social attitudes: I don't know how people would know that you have TB unless you told them, and I think most sane and decent people would think that is unfortunate for you, not think you are a bad person because of it.

Where are you now? Can you get someone else to enrol for you while you get yourself on the mend before school starts back?

Hope you are feeling better soon.

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Post by k1w1 » Tue, 19 Jul 2005 9:35 am

Sorry, I didn't read properly the first time...

I see you are not in SG and are still contagious. Wow, that's tough... Any way you could enrol online? I know some schools have options like this.

Sorry to hear about your situation. I would try contacting the school and asking what your options are.

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Post by Guest » Tue, 19 Jul 2005 10:21 am

Call the school - tell them you are sick and ask if you can register in any other way - over the phone, online, by fax, etc.

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Post by Guest » Sat, 23 Jul 2005 12:33 am

k1w1 wrote:Did they give you the student's pass? I guess that will give you a general indication of whether you are able to study here or not... As for social attitudes: I don't know how people would know that you have TB unless you told them, and I think most sane and decent people would think that is unfortunate for you, not think you are a bad person because of it.

Where are you now? Can you get someone else to enrol for you while you get yourself on the mend before school starts back?

Hope you are feeling better soon.
Tell them you are quarantined, you can supply medical note! should be no problem

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Post by ticktock » Sat, 23 Jul 2005 6:50 pm

are you from China?

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Post by achir4 » Mon, 25 Jul 2005 12:23 am

hi,
actually X-Ray chest is not the ultimate test. If the X-Ray show you've anomaly in your lung, you should run for another test, a more accurate one, usually involving blood test and sputum analysis (smear and culture).
usually the last test take a longer time but give a more accurate info (if i am not wrong about 2-3 months).
TB has a quite a lot state, some active, passive or sometime actually you're already cured but your lung leave some scars without your awareness(in this case you're actually considered don't have TB but could lead to false assumption based on x-ray).
so sorry to hear your condition, I am not a medical staff just want to share some knowledge i knew so i suggest you try to find out more about TB from internet (do google a lot info there),books and then go to the doctor for test and consultation. You might want to share your condition to your university contact.

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