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  1. On 12/23/2019 at 10:24 PM, Zeb said:

    Well I can be wrong.  That was just the experience I had when my spouse was ill.

    You are not all THAT wrong. Typically a psychiatrist does an assessment and determines the initially diagnosis and treatment. Psychologists who often are the ones who do the follow up therapy...can not order medications.  The two should be working together. But there are very few psychiatrists that get involved in therapy sessions.


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  2. Where was it announced?  Not everyone is glued to this board, if it was the Guad paper, you have to get it hot off the press because you miss things the day it is distributed. Don't pass judgement . Many many people held Charlie in high regard. Until recently he was known as Red Cross Charlie. So if you don't follow this board, or read Guad paper or know someone going, have no transportation in the rain, had other commitments i.e. Dr. Appointment ,  you missed it. To his family....many of us could not make the Memorial for good reasons......just know that many many more people cared about Charlie. 

    Maybe instead of trying to do the guilt trip on people, you could have said something more about his accomplishments. Who cares that you had drinks? what was the point?.

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  3. One thing to keep in mind if you move here is 1. family  2. finances 3. your own health  We all have different situations. Finances for some are an issue. They come here because of the cost of living but that is starting to rise. Still better than US but when I first came re 11 yrs ago  Dr. visit was 200p -300p. Now it is generally 700-800p, one is 1200 p and these are not specialists. If you do not have insurance tests and hospitalization can be a real nasty problem. and Anyone on this board can attest to someone who suddenly and  inexpertly becomes ill , stroke, Diabetes, a fall. The frequent reply is "I will go back to the states and use Medicare. Don't count on that, you may not be able to get there physically even with an air flight program. So factor that in.  Family , unless you can afford to pay or assist someone to visit , it is not that cheap even staying with you. Some of your friends think the cartel is every where and are frightened about what they see and read. Now if your NOB family lives near each other ,or near the border like Texas  that is very helpful. Mine are in 4 different states, friends are more scattered. I am not saying it cannot be done but it can be costly. Many find that that is unexpected and get depressed. Those 7,-10 yr old's grow up. Not a whole lot for teens.

    Like I said everyone one has their own situation, look at your career. Will you be able to do something here? How is your Spanish. Will you be able to practice your religion?  How much can you spend to rent?   I suggest you do what my son-in-law did. He was trying to decide if he should take a job. All you engineers will understand this. He wrote down every pro and con, that brought up new questions. When he was all done he added them up and the pro's won. Yes my daughter was part of this. Where will we live, school systems, her employment etc.

    I know I went by way of China but I feel these are things that send some people back to NOB.  I'll let someone else speak to social and volunteering and house prices.

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  4. On 2/15/2018 at 11:46 AM, AlanMexicali said:

    I asked one of my sister in laws, a Psychiatrist, why the socialized medcine here doesn´t give people strong pain killers. Her answer was that when finished a surgery the policy is to let the patient feel the pain not numb the pain. It was because if you are moving around and acting like nothing is wrong you might pull the stiches or worse if something happens under the stress and then the time taken to restich you or readmit you back into the hospital would interfer with the scheduling and cost time and money and possibly leave you with scar tissue or worse - depends on the procedure. If you lay in bed and hurt you will stay there and heal.  :blink:

    And while laying there "healing" pressure sores appear, respiratory problems , if they cannot move contractures. The effects of Immobility are well known , I guess, by most. 

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  5. 13 hours ago, Xena said:

    The reason more people do not move to the south side of the lake is it is a completely different life style from here. The ones who successfully make the move want to get away from what is drawing so many people here. It is an entirely different experience.

    Agree agree. When we moved here 11 yrs ago, we had no idea what we were getting into. The truth is we didn't think it through. The thing that helped the most were expats who answered our questions and guided us along. There were even some Mexicans who helped us and very patient with the language barrier,     So we grew to understand and participate here at the north shore. So I can see why some people hesitate to go to the south shore. At this point, I don't know if I really want a different life style. ( I admit, I don't know what that means) 

    Now for those complaining and sometimes down right nasty (expats) poor victims!  They may not have the finances to move back north where things are SOOO much better. So the frustration gets projected on to people and places here. I try not to associate with these people and will ignore them unless I am witnessing an inappropriate  confrontation.  On a few occasions, I have returned and apologized to the one unjustly attacked. And yes I have addressed this with the offender.  

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  6. 45 minutes ago, bdlngton said:

    Thank you.  The use of Andreas instead if Andrés bugs me, especially by people who have lived here for some time.  But so do all the variations on libramiento and carretera.  And I wish Mexicans, including the federal government, would learn the difference between riberas and riveras.  

    You mean like Libra  men to    care ret tera   san ur e ta    AAA  gee geek   Actually some of it is because we come from different places with accents   i.e.  Coffee     NJ= cough fee

  7. If you go to the hospital they will give you a form that has 3 layers of care as well as costs of premium. What you really want to consider is how often to might use a particular service. What is the period of time for the premium?  How many times are you allotted those prices per premium.  When will you end up spending as much as the premium cost?  So you see the doctor once a year at 100p …..what was your original cost for the insurance.

    If this is an HMO do you always have to see the same doctor or anyone listed on the visiting doctor list they have. The form looks very simple but ask questions.  


  8. On ‎11‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 3:21 PM, Lily H said:

    I did say "How dare Walmart do such a thing?!"

    So it's a lesson. The shoppers should go to Customer Service right away to get it fixed. 

    Have you ever gone to Walmart Management. The cashiers are friendly but the people at the management desk are darn right rude. They never acknowledge you, just won't make eye contact. Just down right ignore you . This has happened to me so many times and I do not act angry. But after 10-20 minutes, I keep saying senora until one gets annoyed enough to help me. They never look happy.  Sometimes I just need to ask a question.  Once I had no chance at all for the bagger lady. So I was going to use a 50 in my payment to get change. The cashier, he just waved me on when I said I won't have a tip. I apologized to the bagger lady , I did feel badly . She said no worry and hugged me.

  9. On ‎6‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 10:19 AM, CHILLIN said:

    Dra. Daniela at Quality Care is very professional and thorough.

    I second Dr. Daniela, I have had  a skin condition for decades and treated with one medication. Went to Dermika because I couldn't get it here and was ordered 4 medications which were not cheap but remember they have their own pharmacy,

  10. On ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 4:44 PM, ea93105 said:

    Never been stopped by one, do they do a breathalyzer and can you refuse  ? What is the legal limit here ? 

    Why don't they do this on Sundays or would that risk catching an important Tapatio ?

    Yes they do breathalyzers. I was directed last Sunday to go off the street to the right. I thought , probably more construction or an accident. So I stopped and waited, I was exasperatedly told to turn radio off and roll down the window. So I did and out came the little machine , so I blew and No Alcohol

    I was the waved on through this narrow maze of orange cones.  I saw they were doing it near Black Coffee. I also saw 2 cars impounded parked on the tow truck.  

  11. Qua Ganga , a bazar sponsored by LCS is closing permanently . Right now anyone can fill a bag for 20p. . We provide the bag. Anything large such as a mirror would be 2 bags so 20p. Starts Monday

    LCS is offering any charitable bazar free access to any clothes they may want. If you are representing a charitable bazar, please personal message me and I will record your information such as name and contact person . And send you a charitable pass. mycasa17@gmail.com. This will start Tuesday.  Personal clothing will still be 20p 

  12. I have a rug I would liked cleaned and have used Spring Clean in the past. I have called several times and no answer. I used the phone number in the LCS book . The rug can be taken out for cleaning.

    It is one of those that look like thick cotton that you often see hanging with a variety of woven rugs

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