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  1. TelMex and modems

    When my old modem failed a couple of months ago I contacted Telmex Mexico City and was told I would receive a new one within 3 days. Of course it never showed up and rather than deal further with Telmex I just bought a couple of new, latest model Telmex modems online from Mercado Libre. Around 200 or 300 pesos each delivered and I got them the next day. I bought one each of two different models to make sure one would work. It turned out that they both worked fine so I'm keeping the extra as a spare. Solved my problem.
  2. More comfortable shoes

    I bought a pair of San Antonio Shoes last year at the SAS store in Plaza del Sol and have found them to be great shoes for walking on cobblestones. I wear a 13 wide which can be very hard to find in Mexico. Nice people at that store too. They had to order the shoes I wanted from their local warehouse and as I didn't feel like driving into Guad again to pick them up I asked them to ship them to me in Ajijic. They couldn't figure out how to do that so one of the salesladies brought them out to me and delivered them personally. I've also bought other SAS shoes on EBay. Often almost new and at less than half the new price. I have those shipped to the U.S. address of a local facilitator who then brings them down to me. These shoes are so good that to me it's worth a little trouble and expense to get something that really works.
  3. Auto Air Conditioning Repair???

    Thanks to all for the feedback. I appreciate your comments.
  4. The air conditioner on my car is blowing hot air and recharges last about a week. Looks like I need a competent auto air repairman. I've searched on this but all the posts are several years old. I'm wondering if anyone can point me towards a good shop or a mechanic who is expert who in this type of work. Preferably Lakeside as I try to avoid Guadalajara. I'll appreciate any guidance. Thanks.....
  5. Pepe Massage

    I've been getting a weekly massage from Pepe for the last few months and can't recommend him highly enough. Best masseur I've ever had and a really nice guy. He mentioned to me today that as some of his regular clients are heading back North soon he will be having some openings in his schedule. His schedule is usually full so now might be a good time for anyone interested in a great massage to book an appointment.
  6. How to get a Phlebotomy?

    Thanks for your input. Looks like a trip to la hematólogo is the best option.
  7. Turns out I'm too old to donate blood here in Mexico but due to an iron overload in my system I want to have a pint of blood drawn every couple of months to reduce my ferritin levels. Has anyone had a phlebotomy done here at Lakeside and if so could you give me some advice as to how to go about it? I know in the U.S. one needs a medical prescription but am wondering if this is the case here in Mexico or if there is just a place I could go and have it done. Thanks......
  8. Dra Claudia Camacho Choza 333 441 5902 Local office located at Bugambillas 17 (So. side of carretera just East of Fit for Life gym) San Antonio Tlalyacapan. I had a cataract removed from my left eye by Dra Claudia a couple of months ago and was so pleased with the service and the result that I had her perform Lasik surgery to correct some refraction and astigmatism in my other eye in July. Both procedures were done very professionally in her family run Clinica Choza in Guadalajara and I am very, very pleased with the result. Dra Claudia speaks perfect English. She is in the San Antonio office Monday, Wednesday and Friday and does surgeries at the Guadalajara clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For my surgeries she arranged to have her husband, Michael, pick me up at my house, drive me in to the Guad clinic and take me home afterward. The procedures were quick and painless and her prices are very competitive. A large, very expensive machine is required for Lasik surgery. Clinica Choza has specialized in these procedures for many years, and has the right equipment. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Dra Claudia and her clinic to anyone looking for Lasik or any other type of eye surgery.
  9. Thanks to all for the feedback. I appreciate it. Charlie
  10. I had a consult with Dr. Gonzales today and some xrays and it's pretty clear that I'm going to need a knee replacement in the not too distant future. I was very impressed with Dr. Gonzales and was wondering if anyone Lakeside has had him do a knee replacement surgery and if so if they would be kind enough to share a bit about their experience. I'd appreciate any comments. No doubt that I need one. Only question is who is going to do it. Thanks... Charlie
  11. Selling a fine, classic style, acoustic guitar handmade by Daniel Garcia Corona in Paracho, Michoacan. Paracho is known throughout México and the world as a center for the manufacture of exceptionally fine guitars. Garcia Corona is a well respected guitar maker in Paracho. This instrument was purchased new in December of 2012 and has barely been used. I thought I would have time to enjoy it but do not. It comes with an electronic tuning device, an extra set of strings and a lined, hard case. Asking price is 4,900 pesos. I am in Ajijic-La Floresta and can be contacted by email.chazgree@yahoo.com. The guitar is almost a twin to this one with the same construction. http://danielgarciacorona.webs.com/guitarrapaloescrito.htm