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  1. Ferret,

    I am quite familiar with what happens in US and here. Main thing is to have a trusted doctor. One issue that people seem to be afraid of is pain relief medications will make them addicted. Yes, I know but people do not always think that through. The other is NO extraordinary  measures.   This has to be clarified. A person with say lung cancer is terminal but a tumor is pressing on some area of the body causing excruciating pain. I would op for the removal of what is causing the pain and not consider it extra ordinary. I would call it pain control. I have written up my own advanced directives and tried to be very explicit. 

  2. Not San Antonio Hospital…….The other one .Dr. S.   by the way, I was given a copy of my visit which was 4 pages long even though I hadn't been touched. I know the terms and I know those assessments were not done. Best part?? My testicles  and prostate are fine.  No I am not transgender.

  3. Good luck Andita   Dra Ana spent the whole time looking at her computer but typing nothing , asked very few questions, no eye contact at all.. ordered something for anxiety that I could not tolerate. Finally I suggested something which took.

    Paulina is worse. I went to her because I wanted to see if I still needed to take these meds. She was at Maskaras then. So she weans me off what I was taking and orders something that cost 4X as much. I looked them up and they had the same active metabolite. So I went back to taking what I was taking. Now I try Quality care. Yup she works there now. I complained of being sleepy. Instead of seeing if I had kidney or renal problems which could mean it was accumulating , she wrote a prescription for Ritalin. Her rational was since I wasn't ADHD, it would keep me awake. Speed????? 

  4. Stay away from Dra. Paulina. I went to her at Maskaras clinic . I had been on Effexor for awhile and wanted to be re-evaluated as to whether I still needed them. She orders a new drug  4X cost of Effexor. Then I looked them up and they had the same active metabolite. So skipped .  A few months later I went to Quality care and made an appointment......yup she had moved to Quality. She orders me Ritalin . I was sleeping a lot , but I also really stayed up too late and so slept late in day.  The Ritalin was to keep me awake because I did not have adhd.   I did not take it.

    Oh yes Dra Ana . She was the first doctor I saw here. My blood work showed low and no levels of certain chemicals I needed.  First I had to wait over a half hour. The she sat sideways looking at her computer. Not writing just staring. No really assessment , few questions. Then the receptionist kept coming in because it was mother's day eve and wanted to go home. She never told the girl not to interrupt.  so I am still looking as well.

  5. You have many good references. I would keep looking past JJ. If you need details I can provide but you have a lot to chose from.

  6. Tracey just ask Google, there are many sites with exchange daily rates

  7. I had to have 6 caps done by DRA Candy and all had to be redone. One even fell out.  I ended up going back to DR. Harro. It was more expensive but they are fine and look better.  Also Dental express....depends on who you see. I have heard stories about how great this one is and how horrible another. I did go there once and not too impressed with the cleaning.

  8. I do not recommend the ENT dr. at all

  9. I do not recommend the ENT doctor at all

  10. Glad it went well for you. I have regained some not all vision in the eye that was operated on by another eye doctor.  Just back from states and cannot  wait until I get the other eye done by Dr, C

  11. I think everyone was has hit on all the critical things to consider. One contractor seemed to be well recommended.

    Stay away from Steve Warwick  and Rudy who "contracts" but main business is tile, granite  etc.. Details if you want, but I do think you have a lot more than we did. So many things had to be "redone" 

  12. Received your message but does that mean you want the chair?    Don't want it?  Don't want to make a donation?

    I am fine with whatever you decide.  It wasn't clear to me what you were saying.

     

  13. I would not recommend Pharmacy express. Some prices are better some are no.  I have had been given 2 wrong prescriptions . The second time I did not look it up because it was suppose to be a refill. It was for a stomach problem and instead I got a heart medication. I am already taking one. 

    I was getting a little hypotensive.  A friend of mine ended up in the hospital becuse of the wrong medication.

  14. I would like to get one also.  Do you have it sent to your home address or go through one of the mail services

    Thanks

  15. I went to him for an eye check up . He prescribed a slightly different prescription from the one I had. I wear descending lens so it was quite expensive.

    I could not see out of them at all.  Went back and told him. He said he had to bring his special machine. So again I went back and he insisted it was the right prescription. So I lost over $3,500p.   I have a friend who had surgery and she lost vision in one eye.   In the future I am going to optometrist for glasses and Dr. Clauda an ophthalmologist for any surgery.  Lately lots of complaints about Dr. Rios. It is really hard to get a 100% positive on any recommendation.  But Dra. Claudia so far is running 5 stars

  16. Keep looking. I went to him for an exam. I wear descending lenses. He made new ones ( not cheap) I could not see out of them.  I went back and he was adamant it was the right prescription. I simple could not see no matter which was I moved them, So out over 3,000p. Someone else I know lost vision in one eye from an operative procedure by him.

  17. If this is the marble place run by a person named Rudy.  I wish they would give me the same service.  My marble came from them.  They returned once

    and within a few months , it was marked up like you put acid on it. This is a bathroom counter and sink.  It is corroding in places that never come in contact with anything.  Hope you have better luck.

  18. Ok. 1. He proposed a new way to control selitro (sp). You know the bubbling of the cement, very common.  He had someone drill holes in the bottom of the affected walls.  They hit pipes @x but did fix them. It was hard to know where pipes were.

    2.  Ok. so now I have walls full of holes along the bottom. Then squirted some white gunk which supposedly would spread inside and stop water from coming up into the wall.

    3. So now I have white holes and he had someone paint over them. BUT did not use the right paint, I labeled the paint very clearly " inside paint" So the 2 walls have an uneven darker stripe on the bottom. Tried to paint over it and won't disappear.  I even went to paint store to get dark cover up. I really not sure they knew what I wanted but couldn't paint over the primer.  Nothing seems to cover it.  I believe they used outside paint/

    4  Called him about this and he said paint would dry in several weeks, then changed and said months and it would fade.  Seriously!!!

    5. Half of the bedroom needed to be repainted from an old roof leak.

    They painted the other side as well and didn't ask but charged.

    Now I cannot prove this but....I sold my car and was given USD cash.

    It was exactly $4,800.  Wrapped in bank wrappers.  The day we got it I put it in a black bag behind where my pants were hung. There was 4,800. Someone was going to States and asked for the USD . So we worked it out and when ready to count it out, 3 of the wrapped 100 USD were short. One 200  and 300 to a total of 1,100 USD,  Nope no proof but no one goes into that closet, not even the maid.  The only person was the painter.

     

    So that it my story  BTW  don't EVER leave money, even locked in your car getting garage work.  I forgot that I locked up some emergency money in the glove compartment.  Yup...got car back, glove compartment open $3,000p gone.   and lastly just cancelled my insurance and needed surgery...  This has not been a financially a good year so far

     

     

  19. Thank you, but I got one . I send my college grandson funny things in the mail and a $5.00/ mo.   I am good now since school will be out in June.

  20. I had granite counters installed in the kitchen when the house was renovated 2008. No problems just make sure it is sealed.  Now the bathroom is a whole different story. Twice we had marble and it is a mess again. Yes very porous . I even kept a towel over it and still marked up.  I wondered why you could have marble floors and no problem.  I have to conclude it was Rudi.  So I would be careful.

  21. I taught along with several Us and Canadian RNs a program for health care aides last year. All students were bi lingual.  I would like to suggest Martin Meza.  He is very responsible, has experience and own transportation.

    331 854 0745  

    Mary Molinari RN

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