Category Archives: Medical

Wait, how long have we been gone?

Monday I accompanied my friend, Phyllis, the owner/operator of Los Dos B&B here in Jocotepec (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g667915-d504475-Reviews-Los_Dos_Bed_and_Breakfast-Jocotepec.html) to a hospital in Guadalajara for a test she needed to take.  Phyllis has been with me many times to the IMSS hospital in … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts from Joco

The description of our blog says ‘Here be random thoughts.’  That was written by my friend and fellow author, Michael, I believe, but it be true nonetheless.  So here are a few of my own random thoughts from the past … Continue reading

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R.I.P, Pepe the Prozac kitty

My loyal readers will remember when I adopted Pepe Zorillo from the local animal shelter. And you’ll also remember that I had to put him on Prozac to keep him from attacking me. Unfortunately, the Prozac did not work.  From … Continue reading

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Been Missing Me????

I am so sorry that I haven’t written previously.  I’m not dead!  And that’s the really good news; right?  (Although there’s nothing wrong with that….being dead, I mean!) I just haven’t had much to say or report.  I finally got … Continue reading

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So how am I doing?

I got an email from a friend here in Jocotepec a few days ago saying that fascinating as the whole IMSS thing might be to him, he felt that I needed to write about what’s happened to me since the … Continue reading

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IMSS Hospital in Tlajomulco….It DOES Exist

In the last episode of “As the barb Turns,” we found ourselves with blood test results in hand and a wish in our hearts that I would finally get to the Emerald City….or, in this case, the fabled IMSS hospital … Continue reading

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She’s sucking out my blood!

Having been told by Dr. (Oh let’s call him) Meanie at the Jocotepec IMSS clinic that he would not/could not even refer me to the IMSS hospital where I could get my surgery done for breast cancer without a blood … Continue reading

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The Battle with the Bureaucracy Begins

American economist Thomas Sowell once wrote “You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.” Yeah, boy howdy, was he ever right!  You’ve dealt with them yourself and you know what … Continue reading

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Where HAVE you been???

So, did you miss me?  I mean, like even realize that I have not posted anything for a long time? My co-authors, Michael and Karen, have done a great job giving you some excellent things to read.  And, heck, they … Continue reading

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