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  1. We left for the states as permanentes. On return, however, husband had packed in checked suitcase. ( I know I know) Anyway he had to return as a tourist. If he leaves as a tourist and returns as a Permanente, will that work?
  2. This is not just a pet peeve but can be dangerous. Both Mexicans and expats who are trying to get out onto the Carreterra , park perpendicular. When you pass they have no signal on as to whether they intend to turn right or left. Often the car angle gives you no clue. I would allow more people to cut in front of me if I knew what direction they were going. I don't want to stop up traffic if someone is cutting in front to go the other way and cars may be coming. I cannot be responsible if someone cuts ahead and is going the other way as most of the time I cannot on coming traffic.
  3. When one becomes permanente , is there any restrictions about how long you can be out of Mexico? Is it cumulative?
  4. 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

  5. There are for profit and nonprofit to help support various charities. I am identifying the ones that support education, disabilities, poor communities and art for children. There are 2 bazars in Riberas del pilar across fro 7-11 , One is NCA which use money for paying sponsorships for children's education (consignment 20-25%) Casa Nuevo thrift and consignment store .Tepehua Treasures 98 Hildago and consignment Que Ganga ! Carr.Chapala -Joco #976 La Canacinta. Next to Anchor restaurant La Canacinta Not a consignment.
  6. Some people also don't realize that pets often shed, nothing like animal dander or hair to ruin your appetite.
  7. Yes, I hope they are getting things together. Last Sunday with reservations for 8 was a disaster . First there was only one menu taped to a white board. No one could read it. Simeone should have thought of Xeroxing. One person never got served , until reminded several times. and we were all finished. The fish wasn't cooked. Mummy shrimp ( no large shrimp) so it consisted of little shrimp in a line with a strip of bacon on the top. Chicken Parmesan was a chicken patty fried ( no cheese or sauce). Beef that couldn't be chewed.There was something wrong with everyone's meal but mine. I understand new restaurants need some to adjust but anyone would know to stock up with a group of 8 people and who ever passes around a large white board for everyone to read?. The sister was made aware of the issuers and said we didn't have to pay for the meals. Glad to hear some improvements. If they had just said we are out of the big shrimp, something else would have been ordered . . We felt obligated to pay for drinks and slipped a tip to the waiter. I do not know where in the meal chain decisions were made. Glad to hear some improvements. They just didn't seem to have any previous experience. Starting a restaurant with 3 meals in the low season with special foods seems a little ambitious. But comments above seemed to indicate they are fast learners. At least for breakfast.I think we will give them a little more time.
  8. And beware if you are a subscriber! Her last attempt at playing investigative reporter, she just shut down and guess who never got any subscription money refund. ?? Now translate her $60 USD to pesos.
  9. Death Certificate Suggests Cover-up in Killing of Vista Alegre Resident
  10. Are talking about cardiac or peripheral like leg veins? There is a peripheral vein Dra. at Maskaras . Husband udes her and very pleased.
  11. I am glad you brought this up. It isn't very hard to look up your medication even before getting it. Also be careful of the pharmacies offering huge discounts. My spouse likes to use them and I do not. Anyway he went and picked up a medication for me and I noted it looked different but thought it was another generic until I looked on the box carefully. It was an antihypertensive. First I have low blood pressure and secondly I already take a low dose antihypertensive for an irregular heart rhythm I was so dizzy, weak etc.....all symptoms of HYPO tension. I was also told that pharmacies were suppose to have a doctor on board. Does anyone know if that is true.?
  12. Funny, my experience was just the opposite.
  13. Dr. Valenzula is a GI surgeon, and Dr, Briseno handles the medical GI problems
  14. I would like to respectfully disagree that many of the doctors are scam artists. Personally I have found that some are simply incompetent. Not necessarily on purpose but they just have not had the training or experience. They are anxious to begin to practice and sometimes do not know what they do not know. Absolutely agree about second opinions. I am going to have one myself. Now a LITTLE PLUG .....IT IS NURSES WEEK SAVED MANY A DOCTORS hide
  15. Maybe her email list is long because if you go back to the archives, you will see another whole LJ saga. When she arrived, she made a huge deal she was an investigative reporter , ( check her credential) Anyway she was going to clean up all the corruption here and you would get the TRUTH!!!!! Really blew her own horn. She wrote a book after being here a very short time justifying that she felt someone new (herself) would know best what newbies needed to now. Well if you want the details, try searching them on this board. She was right about newbies in a new country needing to learn the ropes and just how far she could go. Got herself in a legal mess with the wrong people and some people wanted her deported. SOOOO suddenly her publication vaporized as did her later endeavors such as selling clothes, Well now she is back. Someone should investigate her never reimbursing her first subscribers when she took her hiatus. So the champion of truth isn't quite as honest as she pretends, Yes I wrote 2X and nada. BTW I have some experience with publications......the only time you put in a useless survey about doctors is when one cannot find or have any knowledge about quality subjects
  16. This thread was being discussed not so long ago. At that time I said I was going to have cataract surgery and would let you know how things went. Well not so good. You can PM me for details.
  17. I agree Dr, @ Ajijic charge less. But almost every generalist md I have gone to charges 600-700p. Specialists charge more and even more if you get an EKG or some other procedure. 1400p seems pretty high unless you had a procedure performed.
  18. Yes ,but sounded more like fireworks. They do have them here.
  19. There is also Dr. Garcia and Dr. Leon. The doctor at Ajijic Hospital Clinic is Drs. Hernendez ( father and son) Dr. Lastra Dr. Lupita is with Integrity Clinic. All speak English, The hardest part for new people here is that you will hear positives and negative remarks about all of them. You almost have to try one that you hear the most positives and see how it fits. Most charge 400-600p a visit .Most on the high end. Ask question, don't be afraid, it is your body. Does the doctor look annoyed when you ask for an explanation? Do you get a satisfactory answer. Are you being rushed? does the dr. make eye contact? Help in any way if you have to go to Quad for a referral, ? Sometimes you can just tell a compassionate doctor. Always look up your medications. Ask what you should do if you need a doctor in the middle of the night.
  20. Having surgery on Tuesday with Dra . Mariana Diaz Salazar Quality Care Will let you know.
  21. To all of you who posted advice. I have received news tonight that is extremely troubling news, first it is quite possible we have been scammed out of mucho $$$$ USD. Secondly if we had sold the house with the idea we were just waiting, we could have had some big legal problems. We did go to a notario and a lawyer. The notario recommended this facilitator. One of our neighbors gave us the information to check in Guad. which we will if the place is open. This is really upsetting. I will keep you posted. We will share everything we learned as painful as it is, so no one else gets scammed. No Jay Schall we did not get a number, no one told us to expect one. I guess you could say we were naïve, but going to a lawyer and notario we thought was the right approach. cedros There are limits on what you can do on federal land. Actually there are 3 levels of concession with various restrictions and allowances.
  22. I am sorry, I didn't mean buy it. I know I cannot. All I want to do is lease it . A neighbor , who I know does not have concession rights, is preparing to build something on it. Claims he has permission but I know that isn't true. Thank you for your responses, even if they are discouraging.
  23. If there is an engineer reading this board, I would appreciate your input. I heard, I repeat heard that the many many traffic lights which cycle on and off all day along carretera need the correct voltage. Many appliance manufacturers know that voltage is different in other countries. So they developed circuitry to hand a wide variation. The LCD lights in these traffic lights cannot handle these LCD's. So either the lights need to change or the circuitry. I think this is a very dangerous situation, especially for visitors. So here we are at Pranza, all cars stopped because they cannot see that one little light ( if working) on the corner. Please don't use the hackneyed phase " this is Mexico". We expats exacerbate the problem, maybe someone could come up with a solution.
  24. If anyone one can offer some about the access of renting federal zone land, it would be much appreciated. We are in the process of doing this and have been for many many months. It has also cost a great deal of USD. The person was recommended by a notario and all we know is that the name on the concession property has not paid about 8 years back taxes. So we had to pay that plus surveyors and layers of people. Now it has been almost 3 months and we were told any time now. That has changed to well maybe a year and there is still more to pay. We are hoping there is someway to speed this up. It really would help . If you want to PM me that is fine. Please no questions why we want it or any snarky remarks. We are just asking for advice.
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