A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Archive for the ‘Medical and Health’ Category

Jan 9, 2009 — The other day, I took the Red Cross bus into Guadalajara to go shopping. It’s not a bus that belongs to the Red Cross, but it’s one that they arrange for. Every month, a bus goes to Galerias Plaza, and other times a bus may go to Plaza Mexico or to […]

March 1, 2008 – We’ve had several conversations lately with other foreigners here in Mexico about health insurance and health care, both here and in the US. Some aspects are not pretty, wherever you are. Nobody wants to end up suffering. So a couple of questions come up: what preparations to make and how to […]

Feb. 12, 2008 — About a month ago, I wrote about going to the Ajijic Clinic with an ear infection and how I was generally pleased with the care I received. Unfortunately, the infection flared up again later in January. I tried another GP here in the Lake Chapala area, and also liked him. He […]

Jan 14, 2008 – A week ago on Saturday afternoon, I realized that the earache I had was getting bad. Mid-weekend is not the ideal time for finding medical care, but off we went to the Ajijic Clinic, which states it has 24/7 care. Like many clinics in Mexico, it’s more than a clinic — […]

Nov 19, 2007 – It can be a surprise to first-time visitors to this country to see how heavy most Mexicans are. It seems to be a normal part of the culture. The diet here doesn’t tend to include a lot of vegetables. Sugary bottled drinks (you know the brand names) are widespread. According to […]

March 31, 2007 — Recently I went to the Ajijic Clinic, a small private clinic/hospital located on the main highway in Ajijic. Kelly has been going to a similar clinic, the Maskaras Clinic a few kilometers further east in Riberas de Pilar, and he has been very happy with the health care he has received […]

April 27, 2006 — Night before last, I woke feeling awful. Soon I was throwing up, and mercifully I quickly fell back asleep. This cycle repeated itself three times before dawn. Next, diarrhea. I spent all day yesterday dozing on the bed or on the sofa for variety. I wasn’t upright for more than a […]

January 7, 2006 — Let me start out by saying that Kelly is recovering very nicely, here in the motorhome. I’ll go into considerable detail because I know that people are interested in Mexican health care. If you’re squeamish, it really isn’t too bad… Two days ago around ten in the morning, Kelly was descending […]

Guanajuato, January 2005 — I had a very interesting experience today. I went to the doctor. I wasn’t sick, but I had a prescription that I wanted to refill. Most prescriptions can be refilled at any Mexican pharmacy, but not mine, as it was for the generic version of Valium, and that requires a doctor’s […]

January 2005 — The turistas, as travelers’ diarrhea is often called, is no fun.  I can’t count how many times I have had it over the years (even with following the guidelines of being very careful about water, raw food, and food prepared on the street or in market stalls), but in our previous two […]

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