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Have you heard any stories of retirees being kidnapped?

Open discussion / Re: Songkeaw
« on: May 03, 2018, 11:50:30 AM »
I think there are two projects planned, so there is confusion about exactly what the structures that are built/being built are for.

Open discussion / Re: Songkeaw
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:49:49 PM »
The K model has the extra bench running down the middle.

Have you asked your Doctor if they have a private practice?
Or explained how the cost is going to be a problem?

I've found that doctors who really care about their patients can be flexible or may be able to offer solutions to your concerns.


Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: KKU, Rajapruek, RAM
« on: April 27, 2018, 03:03:59 PM »
Yes, that was ages ago in the old forum.

My experience then was with Srinagarind (KKU) Hospital. 
I had an appointment with orthopedist for a knee problem.  I had first contacted this doctor through his private clinic.  He set me up with the appointment at the hospital.

A surgery appointment was going to be several months off.  Maybe 6, if I recall correctly.  When I expressed concern for that he told me they have an overtime avenue that could get me in much quicker.   He sent me to talk to someone to schedule the surgery.

The evening surgery wasn't going to be covered by my SS and was going to be more expensive than if done during regular hours.  Maybe twice as much?

I guess the first thing someone needs to do is see a doctor who will be doing the surgery.  Discuss with them the option of an overtime appointment. 
I'm not sure what specialty does hernias, so don't know where you would start.
My impression is that the experienced (professors/teachers) are the ones doing after hours surgeries.

I know one of the most often expressed complaints about government hospitals is the waiting time.
Both Srinagarind and Khon Kaen Hospitals have regular evening clinics.  Wait times for seeing the doctor, cashier and pharmacy are much shorter at the evening clinics.

A couple of tips re: waiting times.
You can use a Public Health clinic for ear cleaning, stitches removal, dressings and minor aches and pains etc. 

For lab tests I go a week earlier than my doctor appointment.  I wait until about 10AM or so.  Normally all the people scheduled for lab tests on whatever day you actually go will be done by that time.  This might not be practical for those living far from the hospital.  For me it works great. 
Last time I went it took me about an hour door to door, and that included me doing a 90 day report at immigration and the lab tests.

Don't know if this helps, Rex.


Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« on: April 27, 2018, 02:21:02 PM »
Khon Kaen Hospital and Srinagarind Hospital (both government hospitals) have evening clinics that charge a little extra with much shorter waiting times.
Cashier and pharmacy waits are also considerably shorter.

Discuss Shopping / Re: Amazon Global
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:18:52 PM »

Where to find . . . / Re: Cardboard Moving Boxes
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:17:31 PM »
Maybe at the office supply store at Central? 
Not sure if they carry the office storage boxes, and if they do how big they will be.


Discuss Shopping / Re: Amazon Global
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:31:38 PM »
"They ship free or for a very small charge, but you have to use your home country's credit card."

We use a Thai CC with a farang name on it with no problem.  I assume I'm missing something because your info is usually spot on.
Can you clarify what you mean?

Discuss Shopping / Re: Amazon Global
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:14:22 PM »
Even for a lot of stuff made here you'll end up paying for shipping because a lot of it will be shipped from somewhere else.

Where to find . . . / Re: Temple tiles
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:41:57 PM »
I will if I'm able to do the project.   
Right now I'm meeting some resistance from the better half.


Where to find . . . / Re: Temple tiles
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:37:04 PM »
Thank you.
I'll check it out.  Looks just like what I have in mind.

Where to find . . . / Re: Temple tiles
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:08:38 AM »
There are many types of temple tiles.  See here for some examples.


Where to find . . . / Temple tiles
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:34:22 PM »
I have an idea for a small project using tile.  (Accent wall.)
I was thinking that some of the tiles I've seen at temples might work, but I don't know where to look for them.
Anybody know where I can start looking?


Open discussion / Re: Need ride to Vientiane -- Good price paid
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:40:33 AM »
Rex asks: "What made you decided to move to Vientiane?"

"I'm a 36 year old Canadian, my partner is a 24 year old Laotian citizen."

Just a guess, but also only one of them with immigration issues.

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