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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. I have to send two medium size packages to the US. Which is the better in terms of cost and reliability? DSL, Fed EX or UPS....thanks
  3. I agree, Having a good day is an individual experience . So this is was his good day. Just be happy for him and have your own good days.
  4. There are so many doctors that everyone knows by first name , especially female, it is safe to list the whole name. Wait until you see how many Garcia's there are.
  5. If we are talking about the new San Antonio Hospital then this is my experience. There is a person designated to discuss this with. She told me they only cover if you have international insurance. Now most of us with medicare A B D do not qualify . I also have Blue care advantage. I asked why the sign said covers medicare and all these insurance policies. She mentioned that they accept that insurance that vets have. Anyway I asked if he could tell me if she knoew of any companies that cover expats. Well maybe AARP ,Etna. So I contacted them. Well most of us are middle aged. Premiums were extremely expensive. I was also told deny and preexisting condition even though they do not do actual physicals. So maybe some one who has experienced this " we accept most insurances" could enlighten the rest of us. Was also advised against advantage plans and get gap. Really would help the rest of us out.
  6. I thought I messaged you that I have a Fahrenheit thermometer. They even make them digital. Message me if you want my glass one.
  7. Well, I certainly didn't think we would end up in this direction. Personally, I find it easier to speak in Spanish than rite it😄
  8. I just received an email from Lisa ( the reporter) about a shootout at Christina Park. I do not subscribe to her publication so that is all I know. Anyone know anything?
  9. 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.

  10. I have not read all the older posts, so I apologize If this has been covered. I had a conversation with the person who deals with insurance . First the tiny bit of that sign is true ( some medicare supplements will be accepted) I called and spoke with 3 companies. Two will offer a supplement but of course if you are over 70 don't expect to leave anything to anyone in your will. The costs are very high. Next I was told if I called to sign up do not admit to any pre-existing condition. No way you will be able to get coverage. He actually said a computer program is set up to red flag you. Yes that notice at San Antonio Hospital is not true. If anyone finds out anything different, please share.
  11. Thank you!!! Just about to suggest that.
  12. Good question . I addressed this in a post a while ago. There are 3 levels recognized with certification . Nurse aide, general nurse and licensed registered nurse. Oh yes! # 4 Nurse aides who grandfather themselves in as nurse aides because they took care of a relative.
  13. I have been going to the gyne -ob doctor at Quality Care for many years. No problem referring her for your second opinion. Dr. Illiana amos Morales,. Prices are going up all over. Last year's $700 visit is now $800. I think we are paying for the convenience of not having to necessarily go to Quad for specialists. So I paid $40 US for a full body skin examination. There is a non specialist doctor who charged 1200p and did really nothing but ask questions . That I feel was somewhat overcharge for the service.
  14. We have used it for 11yrs. Friends and family like the idea it is based in Michigan.
  15. Lost a lost of help but LCS is looking into one that I contacted to donate my teaching aides and books. Will keep you posted. I will find out that information for you .
  16. The program we ran was successful but we lost a lot of our nurse helpers. Some went back to states or started to do other things. There is a program run by U of Guad and I recently heard of one held on Sundays at LCS. Let me warn you about UOG . You have to pay for lot of your materials. I did help one student by giving her some of my visual aids. IV's, dressings,
  17. A group of registered nurses conducted a bi-lingual nurse assistant program about 3 years ago. I am posting this because I frequently get emails asking about home care assistance. A former student has come upon some real financial hardship, partly because her last employer won't pay her. In addition to our program, she has two additional years studying at UGD. She has extensive experience with post op and dementia care and will willingly help with other chores I do not usually do this but I can say she is capable, dependable and was our best student. I am doing this because she does not have a computer, only a cell phone. I can give you a resume and several references if you PM me.
  18. ALL TRADESMEN ARE RUDE...… that unfair and not true. There still are good, considerate and polite ones and I guess we are lucky we still use them for work. Where does this NOB come from ? You lump all your negative thoughts to include everyone. Not all apples are red. If you want to gripe about something consider the quality of some work. And you have never heard an expat brag how clever he/she was to force the price down.
  19. Back to the topic Has anyone investigated the claim that the new hospital in San Antonio . The big sign saying they accept most insurances. Also they offer one of their own.
  20. Today I watched a medium size dog racing after a car, It caught up with it at the light and jumped up on the driver's side. It was racing like crazy but the car got away. I was in tears. I cannot have more than two dogs where I live and I have 2 rescues. If I picked this dog up what would I do with it. ? It looked adoptable but I cannot take a chance that no one would take him/her. Thanks
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