Thursday, December 9, 2010

FINALLY

I'm sitting in a car, just got off the plane in Boston, and just wanted to update that I got an email this morning that my status has been updated!!!!! It wasn't in my inbox when I got up (at 4) and wasn't there when I was sitting in the airport (at 6) so I figured it wasn't coming today.. But during my layover in Charlotte I whipped out my laptop and saw I had items in my spam mail. Why PC stuff goes to spam is beyond me, because all their mass emails go to my regular inbox. Anyway, my medical is on hold while it's being reviewed, any input on how long medical holds last?





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8 comments:

victoria said...

elizabeth - i can't answer your question, but i wanted to say how excited i am to find your blog. i feel like we're in similar places in our lives. i'm also excited to find someone who is still going through the process and not on the last legs of their tour! the timeline page is a great idea and i wish i had started that sooner. I wish you luck in your journey :)

Lew said...

I followed quite a few blogs regarding this when I had a medical hold and the length of time appears to be wildly variable. However, I found out through personal experience, as well as through reading some blogs, that it doesn't hurt to send a polite email once in a while inquiring about it. Once, I even resorted to going back and asking my recruiter. I always received a polite response and, I believe, it sometimes seemed to trigger action on PC's end.
Good luck!

Jessica said...

I agree with Lew, that it completely depends on your health. And even things that you think are minor are picked apart from every possible angle. It took me approximately 6 months to clear mine. Take a look at my timeline. I think it's safe to say, I've been on the extreme end of the waiting game so looking at mine should give you an idea of the worst case scenario.

ashley said...

I went on Medical Hold because they wanted more information from me. Supposedly everyone goes on hold while they're being reviewed, but I've yet to read a blog where the PC didn't want something. If you do need to send more information, you'll get a letter in the mail in a couple days.

Tija Leigh said...

It took 9 weeks to review mine but I really think it varies depending on the load the reviewer has. I emailed my nurse a handful of times to check in - I'm not sure it made the process go any quicker but it was comforting to have some form of contact. Annnnyway, YAY and CONGRATS for getting to the next checkpoint! I'm so excited for you! :)

Cory said...

Yay!!!! Always great to hear anything re: Peace Corps. I was medically cleared, today, but never had the hold thing on my toolkit that I kept reading about in other journals. They are requesting a new pap smear, but went ahead and cleared me. I gave my nurse a call last week and asked if there was anything I needed to do. You could try that, but I am guessing you'll get cleared here shortly! Again, congrats!!!!

S. Wanderlust said...

It varies depending on if you have anything that they would consider questionable.

They had my file sitting there for several months before they put me on hold. Then it took a few days for them to request an additional blood test. After I got that done and faxed in the results I was cleared almost instantly.

After that you get sent to placement, but placement varies as well. I haven't heard anything in about 4-5 weeks.

The Strix said...

"I went on Medical Hold because they wanted more information from me. Supposedly everyone goes on hold while they're being reviewed, but I've yet to read a blog where the PC didn't want something. If you do need to send more information, you'll get a letter in the mail in a couple days."

THIS.

I had my medical clearance in 24 hours after I went on hold because I called them to find out what they needed.