Archives for June 18, 2006


Senior Citizen from Mexico is brought in by a relative, accompanied by CT scans, ultrasound reports and the announcement “(loved one) needs a surgery”.

Well, this was worked up in Mexico, didn’t they want to do the surgery there?

“Yes, but they said there were only two doctors in Mexico who do this surgery, and, they wanted money. (Loved one) has Medicare, so here it is free.”

At this point, I’m thinking “we’re suckers”. And then, as I had to do a history through an interpreter, came this from the family member:

“You should learn to speak Spanish”.

So, they came for the free medical care, and I got some free advice.

I want to scream. The bile is back. Vacation is history.