Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Take the good with the bad
I think that I posted about our trip to the Seguro about my gall bladder issues. Basically this is the public health insurance her in Mexico. And more or less unless I'm writhing in pain or untill my gall bladder bursts, the doctor isn't going to do surgery. We tried to live with this verdict but everyday a new food is causing me pain. So we decided to go see what the private doctor had to say. We trust this doctor to tell us the best case scenario because we went to him when I was pregnant and when all this began. At that point he had also decided that surgery wasn't necessary. This time around he decided differently. He did an ultrasound and found that my gallbladder isn't emptying AT ALL. He couldn't see any of the bile sludge or stones but he said that a lot of times in cases like this they cant see that until they take it out. So the good news is that there is an end to my sick stomach and painful gallbladder. The bad news is that because we are going through the private sector although it will be cheap it will also drain us of all of our savings. We knew this day was coming and what is a savings for if not necessary surgeries. All in all its actually quite cheap compared to American standards and in the private hospitals here you get pretty good service. He estimated it would cost us between 23,000 and 25,000 (this is pesos mind you) to get the lapriscopic one done. The other would be a little cheaper but not enough to account for the longer healing time and the scar. It would also be cheaper if we went to his office in Guadaljara but the travel and stay there would rise the cost up anyway. Things are so laid back here its so funny to me. Basically he told us to find someone who could stay at the house for a week to help me with the girls and once we have all the money to just call him up and he will schedule it within 2 days from that date. All this stuff is so easy here there is no middle man who holds tons and tons of papers. So that is that and as soon as we can get it done we will and then its off to find a job. Apparently the San Luis Job wont be happening till like June and were thinking I should get one here if possible so there is some type of competition pay wise and so I know what the heck I'm talking about when asking for benefits.