I am a little spacey at the moment; due to some awesome pain killers. The story all begins this morning. I was cooking breakfast; bacon to be exact,
and a lot of it. Close to the end of cooking, about 3/4 of the way, I carelessly let the spring loaded tongs slip out of my hand. When this happened
a huge amount of the pans boiling grease became airborne, and landed on my belly.
The bacon was important to me at the time as I was craving it; so I continued to cook. My gut was completely red at this point; so I cut open some
vitamin E pills to smear on what I thought was just a very painful 1st degree burn. When I did this my fricking skin started pealing off in it's
entirety..... Maybe I was in shock? Any ways I went to tell my señorita that I needed something to put on my stomach because I burned it. She
looked, and began freaking out; I went back to finishing my now very important bacon. She drove me to the hospital; it's a nice chain throughout
Mexico. The name of it is StarMedico. You can look at the main website here: www.starmedica.com...
So, We go to the hospital, and I walk in, and I guess I was in shock because all of the sudden I didn't remember much Spanish as I was apparently
telling them I had GAS, not a burn. I couldn't figure out why they were telling me I had gas, and I decided to unbutton my shirt to show them the
burn, not gas. Upon seeing my gut the attendants quickly to my surprise spoke English. They got me back into the ER.
I was in the ER for about an hour total. Not one minute alone, and waiting. The doctor who also spoke English was there the whole time. One hour of
fixing up the wound. He told me that I was gonna get a prescription for creme, antibiotics, and pain killers. I asked where do I go for them, and he
said they were included in the visit.
Longer story short I was all set to leave. I had my "goodie bag" stuff; a cleaned, and bandaged belly. Also, instructions on care, and
maintenance. I am not sure, but the pain killers are a morphine base, and strong at that since I don't feel much right now; oh, and have a real cool
The total cost for the doctor, emergency room, and complete medications for 10 days was 754 pesos, or in dollars that comes out to rougly 54 bucks.
Now, go look at their website; each one of their hospitals is as professional as the presentation of the website. They have World renowned Doctors.
So, why is it that I paid 54 bucks for something which should it have happened when I was in the states would have easily run past 1,500 bucks???
Now that's a fricking conspiracy!!!!!!!!!!!
ps. These pain killers are gooooood
Edit: changed name at the very funny advice provided by Antar.... never even crossed my mind, but
I guess it's the truth.
[edit on 6-9-2009 by sanchoearlyjones]