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  1. Oh, sorry about that, but since my title was Ribera Medical Center, I just assumed folks would work out RMC as them. As for the rest, I don't want to confirm or deny which place I was referring to (although I think it's pretty obvious) for the reasons already stated. Regardless, I hope it didn't confuse folks too much because when it's your life on the line, and in this case it was my hubby's, things can get confusing as heck.
  2. This is the new hospital that is on the libramiento, on the left (if you were coming from Ajijic) hand side, across from El Dorado. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ribera+Medical+Center/@20.3026308,-103.2392559,756m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x842f477440ae3bab:0x5f7c45aba783378c!8m2!3d20.3024248!4d-103.2399123
  3. Lexy, please don't worry about it...I've been called worse! 😃 I don't want to name the place for a variety of reasons but mainly there are some crazies out there. It should just be a case of my opinion and all of that, but people get strange when they feel they have to defend something. I would have taken hubby to Clinica Ajijic but it wasn't an option. Unfortunately, he's still not too good, but at least we have an idea of what's happening and what is needed next. Bisbee, you're right about the parking, but we used the ramp up to get him in and then I parked below. I'd still rather fight a bad parking situation than deal with "X" again, fancy/easy parking and all.
  4. I'm going to keep a few details vague, for soon-to-be-obvious reasons, but yesterday, I had to take hubby to RMC for an MRI. As much as a visit to a hospital can be, it was great! The tech was very thorough in his questions prior to the MRI (if you've had one, you understand). The staff from the guard on up were all incredibly kind and helpful. Folks were actually smiling and acting like they enjoyed their work (as compared to...) . There were plenty of folks who spoke English (yes, I speak Spanish, but hubby, the patient, does not). I really recommend you go check them out if you're searching for another choice. They offer several different membership tiers for those who are interested, and also take international insurance. If you're TRICARE, though, I don't believe they do, but that's kind of the norm. Of course, if you use FB, you can look them up (we don't.) I was impressed and so grateful that they're there...especially when I saw that they offer a particular specialist that would normally be a Guad drive and not available anywhere else. Oh, and another nice one was that our regular doctors are the father/son at Clinica Ajijic, Drs. Rodriguez (we are huge fans of them both, especially the father) and they work well with RMC. The part that I must keep vague is that we had an emergency last week. Due to the situation, we went elsewhere because we knew nothing about RMC and it wasn't the time to dither. A few days later when it was clear that the situation remained serious, I phoned the first place for help. I phoned several numbers (spoke with one lady who only lacked smacking gum to show how bored she was), left messages, even tried the doctor's direct line, AND NO ONE EVER CALLED BACK. I eventually physically went to this other place after several hours had passed with no call back and felt like I was an inconvenience for being there. I just walked out and went to talk with Dr. Rodriguez (son) . I gave him the background, the current situation and some alarming test results and he immediately advised me on what to do next. We returned the next day for follow-up tests, including the MRI, and saw Dr. Rodriguez (father) who gave a more thorough exam in 20 minutes than hubby got from 8 hours in the ER at the first place. It's safe to say that I will never give this unnamed other place a third chance.
  5. ATTENTION TOTAL PLAY: Please come to Chapala Haciendas!!!!!! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! (hmmmmm....wonder if that was subtle enough?)
  6. No office, but they are ALWAYS in the entrance area of Wally's World on Saturdays (I think it's just to torment me for not living in an available area! )
  7. This is really getting to be a regular thing. Are these planned blackouts or....? Enquiring minds want to know! FWIW, if TotalPlay were available in our area, I'd sign up with them in a NY second and dump Slim.
  8. OK, I was there yesterday and there was a closed sign on the outer door (in English) and only one ATM...it had a sign that said there was no money in the machine. The other two machines weren't there. So...the big question for me is what did people see today? If the machines are back in place, maybe it was some sort of massive maintenance? The signs didn't say so....enquiring minds want to know!
  9. Dang, I'm so disappointed! I thought this was going to be another one of those posts asking where to buy property lakeside and then everyone would get their panties in a twist defending their turf. How dare you ask a civil question and get a civil answer (love the coasters, btw).
  10. Sure...and I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn...cheap! (otoh, nice to see a potential cougar situation instead of the usual...lol)
  11. I had a root canal at Dr. Barragan's office (not my regular dentist) and I absolutely recommend him 1001x! I'd had a really bad experience from another doc and was scared to death but it went smoothly and painlessly. I can't speak for the twilight sedation or if it's available, but I'd start there.
  12. Goosebumps every single time I hear it.
  13. Court, your heart is obviously in the right place and you make a fair point, but please think about the community at large when they respond. It may not work for you, but it gives "food for thought" or ideas to others. Sadly, I've seen a lot of folks come down here based on outdated books or videos that tell them they can live like kings and queens on just dollars a day. Those recommendation usually don't mention the very real scenario your friend is now in. I wish I had a solution for you because you sound like a very caring friend and we all can use more of those. Please let us know what you find.
  14. Zeb, I found it on Mercadolibre, but OOF! It's imported and expensive. https://listado.mercadolibre.com.mx/olmo-resbaladizo#D[A:olmo resbaladizo]
  15. I was thinking along the lines of at least preventing you from being accused of something that you clearly didn't do, not to sue because that's (usually) a losing situation. I wasn't going to mention this, so will try to make it very short. When I was doing a bike tour in Mexico, I was hit by a bus. I had done everything right (stayed all the way to the right, bright clothes. lights, etc) and yet the driver hit the car in front of him, fishtailed and hit me, sending me and my bike flying. There were 2-3 motor vehicles involved and me (yay, my luck!) with one person killed. I had to give a statement to the investigating official and was absolutely scared out of my gourd that I'd get the blame. I didn't have a GoPro, so it was just my word/statement. While it seemed a bit on the cold side, the cops were professional and I was out of there after a few hours. Lesson learned and the next time, I'll have a camera. Absolutely worth the investment. BTW, while I was injured, I was super, super grateful just to get out of there and return home...and on a funny note, the bike was titanium, so it came out like a champ, just needed some wheel/spoke adjustments.
  16. I realize this is slightly off-topic (sorry), but this whole situation and the rather "Wild West" driving conditions finally got us to install our dashcams (front and rear) that had been sitting unused for a while. They're surprisingly pretty cheap for good quality. No it won't prevent any accidents, but it may just save our bacon if we're in one and there is a question of who's at fault. Just my two centavos, but I really recommend them if you drive.
  17. While HJ's post may have come across as condescending, he actually has a fair point. It is VERY difficult to sue, regardless of how just your case might be. Note: difficult, not impossible. I go by the following (very old) joke:
  18. Costco almost always has them so I buy in bulk to ensure our spoiled fur faces get their treats. If you're really desperate, Pancho's or SL probably carry them too (at a --cough, cough--slightly higher price). BTW, big 🥰 for taking her in.
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