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    Private hospital recommendations bkk

    Great info from you all once again! So i'm glad i came here before i went to the doctor and got everything done! wow i would have been in for a shock I'll do an EKG and an echocardiogram then. Heart disease runs in my family though. Many thanks
  2. riorobc023

    Private hospital recommendations bkk

    Hi Sheryl, Thats quite expensive for a basic CT scan of my heart. even 15-20k is quite a bit, surprised to hear that honestly.. EKG 3-5k is not bad.. I have never had a CT scan of my heart before, so i believe it would be good to know my EF (ejection fraction) , i think that is what its called? And make sure everything is working properly i suppose. EKG i haven't had done in years so it would be good to check that i suppose..
  3. riorobc023

    Private hospital recommendations bkk

    Thanks everyone for the responses, truly appreciated! how much would a CT scan and echocardiogram cost me? at bumrungrad or BNH , any estimations? Don't want to head there and get hit with a bill of 40k thb. Thanks!
  4. riorobc023

    Private hospital recommendations bkk

    Oh good to know about this. I'm going to see a cardiologist so yeah maybe i should make an appointment. I always had success on just walking in and getting to see a doctor anytime. From what i gathered Bumrungrad and Sukhumvit and Samitejv hospital are the most expensive in bkk?
  5. i've always gone to vibhavadi and that was perfect for my price range.. i went to bumrungrad twice and i noticed that i was actually paying more than i would back in my country, w/o insurance which is a bit outrageous. i live in the sukhumvit area now, so vibhavdi is about 40 minutes away by driving.. can anyone recommend a private hospital from prakanong to silom area? not overpriced like bumrungrad and don't need appointments thanks everyone!
  6. thats what the agent recommended, so ill have to go about doing that. I'm just being a friend to him, he likes a certain apartment, and won't arrive for 2 weeks after when i arrive. Doesnt want to lose the booking, and doesnt know anyone else to help him besides me = ) /closed cheers!
  7. My friend wants me to book an apartment for him when i touchdown in thailand and sign a lease agreement under his name (if that is legal) before he arrives to Thailand, is this possible? ....Obviously i would show my credentials and all, but is it possible to put his name for the lease instead of mine? He will send me his passport so i can print it out for the agent as well. I'm very inexperienced at renting apartments, so any information is greatly appreciated cheers!
  8. riorobc023

    electricity payment leniency period?

    Can't do that if i haven't registered with MEA app beforehand in thailand. Registration requires my thai telephone number, and from there they will send me a confirmation code, which i cannot receive because i don't have my thai sim card. Alike i cannot access my thai bank online or make transactions because my thai phone is offline..I surely wouldn't register with my USA telephone number ( ha ha ha) I need to register before i can pay anything, so problem not solved... Am i missing something?
  9. riorobc023

    electricity payment leniency period?

    hi folks, plenty of great responses here. thanks to everyone i do indeed have MEA mea.co.th my friend has my old electricity bill that he said he would pay as he works at MEA, but he has been hospitalized and i don't think he will be able to help me out anymore. Unfortunate circumstances..This is why i posed the question i must tell one of my other thai friends to help me out, i will only be gone for a week only from due date until i can pay at a 7/11 i don't think i should chance it, huh? cheers
  10. I am required to pay my electricity bill by the 18th of every month. Although i won't be coming back to thailand until a week after its due date. Will they shut me down? and how long is the leniency period until they do so? thanks everyone
  11. would anyone happen to know when i apply for a METV in person and pick it up in person, does it take 5 days or is it less? i'll be heading to D.C. soon and i need to start planning
  12. riorobc023

    normal for dusty homes here?

    i have black cabinets, and everyday when i wake up they are full of dust. wipe them off again and the next day its the same, all dust air conditioning units were supposedly cleaned before i moved in, and it looks as if that is true from the way the filters look. i keep my doors shut all day long as well. i've lived in three different apartments over the past 3 years and i have to say only one of them was dusty alike this and unlivable.. i wake up with allergy symptoms almost every morning now for the past two weeks is there a solution to this? i will continue to wear a charcoal mask inside my house, and take ceterizine everyday, but wow its crazy! help much appreciated thank you all !
  13. does anyone have any recent information? otherwise if i send all of my documents to the office in washington DC, what is the processing time? any additional information would be greatly appreciated thank you all
  14. will be leaving for one month , how can i pay in advance for electricity to make sure they won’t shut me down? Is it possible to do this through 7-11 or K bank mobile etc? last time i had to drag my thai friend to help me out, it seemed like they didn't speak a lick of english when i went with her too. Also what is the leniency period in which i have to pay after a due date? For example my due date for my bill is usually the 18th of every month. I won’t be back until the 25th. im assuming i need to do this with TRUE phone bills/internet/tv bills as well? thanks everybody
  15. All great stuff here. thanks everyone, i will ask the juristic person if my work done does not suffice. The owners know of this smell and will indefinltey not pay for a whole new wall I'm sure of it.. I just started renting the place not long ago. I have bought a spray bottle , bleach, and Effective Microorganisms(EM) . I have laid out cat litter , baking soda all around the house. When i am back tomorrow lets see the difference. I will start to rid the damage tomorrow with (EM) or bleach first spraying the ceilings where i see it is cracked a bit.. Also i saw a mold spot on top of the air conditioner a little bit I would like to add there was a water damaged area in the bedroom wall, and someone fixed/patched that up before i arrived. looks brand new.. Does that do absolutely nothing for the problem? I do live in a condominium, and a very nice one at that. so this is definitely a problem. it is drywall i think? i'm not very hands on and don't know a lot.. The landlord doesnt seem to mind the smell, so he certainly will not be any help to me. But i will for sure show him and the agents some documentation showing them the damage if there is some..I'm not sure how the water got in the house, but before i rented it out the landord told me "make sure you don't keep the doors open when it rains because it comes right in the house" . Dumbest thing I've heard in a while, he knows of the smell. trust me Also the agent told me it was clearly the smell from the drainage, but I've been running the water constantly for two days now. Sales people can be a hoot huh!