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  1. 1 hour ago, Tingting said:

    You're absolutely right. I unintentionally tied two posts together. Hopefully, everyone got the main gist of my posting. At the end of the day, I know that SuperDavid is just a very, very bitter old man whose life didn't turn out the way he expected it would. 

    BTW, you gave me my first belly laugh of the day with your comment about your dog! 

    Just a FWIW, I have blocked him, among others, so I never get my panties is a wad about his posts, nor do I ever fight myself about whether to respond to his posts. It sure is easy to do that. I strongly suggest you do that and skip on forward with your life. If there is a post by someone responding to him, I just skip on by without reading it. You can do this too. Doesn't take much effort to block and skip on by. Good luck.


    P.S. I see the damage being caused by those who respond, because if they simply ignored, he would stop posting. He lives for the responses, and those who respond live to respond to him. Life should be more than that, but those types do live among us. and they always will.

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  2. 17 hours ago, dottiejane said:

    I have been here for exactly 6 months and it has been a very expensive (for me) and stressful one.  I thought I did the necessary research before coming down but did not consider as I should have, the possibility of a serious illness and what it would cost.  I will not go into details but quite obviously since I don[t have  medicare or  medicare advantage which I had in the states.  the cost of paying for many blood tests, doctor visits and a Pet Scan for $1400 US set me back far more than it would have in the states.  The symptoms started appearing barely a month after arriving and  knowing very few people, I had to maneuvre the very different way of doing health care here pretty much on my own.  


    I know I am in Mexico - I love it here - so please no GO BACK HOME replies.  I am just trying to alert people to consider how they will pay out of pocket once here.  I Knew I would not have insurance but being very  healthy and hardly ever at the doctor, i just didn't think about the What IF's long enough.


       I have no complaints about the quality of doctors but I didn't realize that when they order blood tests, they can cost a lot of out of pocket  money and I would recommend asking the doctor why these particular tests are necessary l what he/she is looking for and then doing research as to whether or not you need that test.  I had one well known doctor  in town order a $700 US  blood test which, when I did the research before having it done, found out was for a disease I knew I didn't have   I didn't and don't  have the disease in question and didn't get the test and changed doctors.  The blood lady at Chopco and I became fast friends I was there so often and she told me she takes her father to GDL for his treatmennt since they cost  half what they charge here. 

    Luckily the Pet Scan showed nothing abnormal so it was worth the charge and obviously gave me peace of mind.      The blood tests did show the possibility of a serious condition which is why I continued to track down what it could be.  There is still no real diagnosis but I am still up and around plus  it occured to me I would need a tranfusion if I gave any more blood.to Chopco.    . I   I know my way around much better and have a doctor who is not particularly  well known or the owner of her  own medical clinic, but comes with superb recommendations from people I trust. 

    Don't know if this is or would be helpful to anyone - if not - just ignore it.  If it helps, good.





    We have found over the 25 years we have been in Mexico that if it is routine, we use local doctors and meds. BUT, if we  feel it is more than that, we go back to the US, as more than routine can quickly get very expensive when paying out of pocket in Mexico. Medicare and Advantage have been very good to us over the last 15-18 years when we needed them. Cost of going back and forth there is not that much. Be prepared for the unexpected. Fortunately for them, many here in Mexico have no money concerns so they find the cost of more than routine health care here to be an insignificant expense. A few of us need to return NOB for expensive treatments. Good luck, DottieJane.

  3. 51 minutes ago, Ollie said:

    It expires on February 4, 2023.

    That is the question do I have to take the car out of Mexico, because we are leaving to US with friends and the are driving us with them.


    Thank you,

    You need to take the car out of Mexico by Feb. 4. You can go with your friends, but  must return in time to take it out. But, if you go with your friends, DO NOT turn in your FMM at the Border, as you need that when driving your car out and also when returning to Mexico to get the car. Failure to take it out by Feb, 4  will open you up to lots of possibly Bad things that (let me assure you)you do NOT want to experience in Mexico. Mexico can be a country you don't want to mess with.   Good luck.

  4. 33 minutes ago, lakeside7 said:

    Natasha. Did you read in this weeks GR on page 13?

    It seems that Ajijic attorney and activist Snr Velazquez made a written complaint to Jalisco Infrastructure and Public Works about a triangular planter recently built on the corner of Avendia Madero and Hidalgo in Chapala.

    This has prompted a visit from the department to evaluate the reconstruction.

    Maybe if you could get Snr Velazquez or a Mexican National to write a complaint  about the Wallymart junction, it will received more consideration than from " those  whinging  and whining Lakeside Gringos?

    Well said ! Common sense is a virtue that, unfortunately, all do not possess

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  5. 3 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    Read the OP's posts. They were asking if they could leave Mexico after 5 months on a 180 day visa and leave their car here. 


    3 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    Read the OP's posts. They were asking if they could leave Mexico after 5 months on a 180 day visa and leave their car here. 

    They can go for most of that other month, not turn in their Fmm and use it to return before it expires, and drive that car out of Mexico on time. Failure to take it out on time puts them at risk of possibly losing their car 

  6. I find, more and more, that people coming to Mexico (especially those where money is not a concern for them) expect to live a life very similar to what they experience where they are coming from. And, they are put off by people suggesting to them that they need to modify their expectations to fit in to the reality that is Mexico. Just my observations...

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  7. On 11/29/2022 at 2:20 PM, Natasha said:

    Those heavy BLACK arrows ( left, right, or straight ahead) encircled with  RED and a diagonal running through that hang on traffic light arms aren't there as a joke. Yes, I know the    (worst offender) T-intersection at Walmart on the carretera was designed by a lunatic high on drugs and booze who'd never visited their work before or after. Yes it's a MAJOR        P I T A to all, me included. But  those arrows are there for a reason.... and not just in that location.

    Do I care when those to whom the rules "don't apply", or who are simply too lazy or important to obey them,  break a law on ignoring? Only a little.

    What I DO care about a LOT is your behaviour has a direct possibility of affecting MY life ( or someone else's) in the event your actions provoke an accident that could result in my/their car being crunched or I/others are personally injured........or worse. (Yes... I'm insured. Not all are the same.)  Driving is a privilege... please don't abuse it.


    Just wondering why you are posting this here? Do you know for a fact that these "violators" are reading this, or are you just airing out your mind and providing food for the trolls?

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  8. 50 minutes ago, NoVaDamer said:

    I haven't met anybody who moved to Mexico from NOB (north of the border) for the healthcare; not saying they don't exist, just I haven't found any. I know many people who visit for specialized medical treatments (mostly dental, some plastic surgery, and experimental drugs) because they are cheaper/available. The comment I hear most often from expats is they are surprised by Mexican healthcare. But therein lies a story.

    Some of the surprise stems from cultural differences. Doctors down here are very friendly and easy to approach. It's common to have them on WhatsApp or request a house call. Nursing here is very different; it seems the patient's family is expected to take care of things nurses handle NOB. Hospitals expect payment before you leave, without question, which is a shock, especially to tourists.

    Also, healthcare in Mexico is more variable than the mostly profit-driven model in the US or the single-payer system in Canada. Despite all the justified criticisms of both systems, you rarely expect to walk into a doctor's office in either country and find a complete quack. You can still do so in Mexico (I have, here at lakeside). Things that are prohibited or tightly regulated NOB are available here. The free government-provided healthcare is worth the price (wink, wink, say no more). Some local doctors and hospitals have pushed prices up since expats remain willing to pay; of course, the doctors are also providing English-language services, too.

    My experience has been that you have to be your own advocate and researcher. The quack I initially used came highly recommended, and I still know people who swear by him/her. My visits to specialists/hospitals in Guadalajara have been excellent: good facilities and competent doctors, consistent with its reputation as Mexico's center for health care.

    Like so much else in Mexico, the healthcare field is less controlled, more open, with fewer safeguards. That is both good and bad.

    Yep, well said.

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  9. On 11/5/2022 at 11:19 AM, Yo1 said:

    I left my cardiologist at Quality Care and saw a new doc at the Riberas Hosp.  I can't begin to describe the odd things I ran into while there, including a patient treatment area with a curtain that wasn't long enough to cover the door.  I was able to flash all the male employees with my magnificent breasts during my EKG.  By the way, the doctors appointment and EKG were 2250 pesos.  At QC, the same appointment and EKG were 1000 pesos. I suspicion "gringo gouging".

    Next time you decide to put those on "display" please advise with a post here(time, date, place) for those of us who need to experience an uptake in our hearts' pumping abilities. TIA :D

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  10. 1 hour ago, Nikalos Telsa said:

    Due to the above, I have to ask here why M2 allows "Virgo Lady" to continue to bash me on the board.

    I know her personal reason but I will not post it here.

    All these kind of posts do it give newcomers pause for thought about what some people here are like.

    Anyway, I have blocked Virgo "Lady" so no problem.

    If you blocked her, why post that

    here. THAT serves no purpose. :(

    Blocking is always your best option, then never a worry.

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  11. 58 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

    At least Mexicans and Canadians can cross by land into the USA again. Looking a a vax certificate should tale all of 30 seconds. Should be able to recognize a US, Canadian, or Mexican certificate in the first few minutes of the day. 

    Means millions of dollars in economy for the border cities on both sides.

    Silent protest?    Are you kidding?  Border agents get paid by the month, not by the number of vehicles they inspect. Makes absolutely no difference to them to look at a visa, or in the trunk.

    Obviously, they do not get paid by the car, if you have ever been in a line crossing where the line next to you passes 10 cars and you have not moved yet. I think they will just ask if you are fully vaccinated or not, and that is all for that. Everyone will pass.


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  12. 10 minutes ago, bmh said:


    I do not thnk it does a lot of good to criticize other countries


    as except for a few countries every ones has had screw ups and screwballs like in the US, Mexico and England and no doubt many others.. , 


                  You really have a way with words, bmh !!! That is the funniest thing I have read in a while.  :D


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  13. 24 minutes ago, HoneyBee said:

    What is the reasoning for preventing people over 60 to enter ? Do we carry larger viruses ?  Do we carry more viruses ? If anything this is turning in to a "nanny state" situation. (Welcome to Socialism).

    People over 60 are no more likely to catch the virus than those under 60. The only difference is that IF they catch it, they have a greater chance of severe infection/death. 

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  14. Yet another variant, this one originating in Brazil, dubbed P.1, has shown up in the U.S., specifically in Minnesota. The individual had recently traveled to Brazil. Scientists seem even more concerned about this variant than they were about the South African variant. A study in the journal Science estimated that 76% of the population of Manaus, Brazil had already been infected, which should bring it close to herd immunity. But there are concerns that the P.1 variant is able to dodge the human immune system, although there isn’t much evidence to support that yet.

    The Brazil variant “is probably the one causing the most concern among people watching this,” said William Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. “It is fair to say that P.1 is the object of very, very serious attention and concern among epidemiologists. We don’t know why it has been so successful in Manaus.”

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