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  1. Aussie dollar Thai baht

    I remember that too. But can you remember the little underground shop called Timmy opposite the Indra Hotel? There was something shifty going on there and you could get 19 baht for the Oz dollar. It was scary to go into with guys with guns standing around and you got locked in a room while the money was changed.
  2. Grow up. What are you afraid of - zombies, ghosts, vampires, trolls?
  3. God knows they need artificial intelligence. They don't have any of the normal kind.
  4. Did anybody notice at the 6 second mark on the video there is a car at speed traveling in the wrong direction according to the arrows on the road. Pity he didn't have a head on with the doctor before he hit the security guard.
  5. Rotator cuff tear surgery costs

    Read my earlier post no. 17, page 2 of this thread.
  6. OH DEAR! The poor heterosexuals might lose a little identity........just like gay people had to hide theirs forever in case they were bashed, abused and ostracised by those heterosexuals.
  7. Rotator cuff tear surgery costs

    The following paragraphs are each separate responses of mine during an earlier TV discussion on Thai medicine. Read par. 5 on my experience with a rotator cuff diagnosis and make certain it is that which is the problem............... In 2005 I went to Rutnin eye hospital for a check-up - everything was OK. A few weeks later I had a bad headache for a few days. I went Bumrungrad hospital and they diagnosed early onset Alzheimer's. I was talked into MRI's and other expensive treatment which included 6 powerful drugs that sent me close to crazy. After a few weeks of madness I took myself off the drugs and suffered severe withdrawals. They then told me the headaches were due to acute angle glaucoma and did laser surgery. That then led to endless visits [probably 15 times] for check-ups at 3000 baht per time. On a trip home to Australia I went to see an ophthalmologist who told me once you have laser surgery you DO NOT need to go for checks. And I obviously do not have Alzheimer's now 11 years on. I can tell you an even worse story about BNH Hospital. In 2008 - 9 they treated me for reflux. On two occasions I went to their emergency dept. at 3 Am in terrible pain. Once they gave me a suppository and said I was constipated and on the other they laid me on a trolley for an hour with a drip in my arm which almost knocked me out. Meanwhile they kept feeding me reflux pills. I went home to Australia for a holiday and went to a local GP for some more reflux pills when I ran out. He refused them and sent me for tests. 2 weeks later I was in Royal Melbourne Hospital with pancreas cancer. I am one of about 3% who survive it. I WILL NEVER TRUST A THAI HOSPITAL with anything worse than a cold. I am a 73 year old redhead and living in rural Australia as a kid I got sunburn nearly every week. I have been getting sun spots [keratosis] frozen off since I was 40. I had them done here too at Bumrungrad several times before I learned not to go there. Each time I was prescribed antibiotics and topical creams which were as expensive as the procedure and sold to me by the hospital. Home in Oz I was never given them and never suffered for not using them. Another time I was in Phuket and wanted to stay I bit longer. The airline would not let me change my ticket without paying a huge fee unless I had a medical cert. to say I could not fly. So I went to the hospital and told them I was severely congested both nasally and in my chest. I did not tell them it was just an act to get out of the airline fee. I just said I was sick and I was examined by a doctor and given my certificate. In Nan hospital a friend was diagnosed as having macular degeneration. Terrified of blindness he went back to Oz for a check and there was nothing wrong. Considering my earlier post wherein I said I would not trust a Thai hospital with anything worse than a cold and remembering my Phuket experience I now retract that. I would not trust them with anything at all. Well I will tell you two more stories about BNH Hospital. I had bought myself a set of weights. Suddenly I had a terrible pain in my shoulder. Off to BNH and was told I had a pinched nerve in my neck. Traction every day for one month [cannot remember the cost of each visit] and was not cured. They referred me to their orthopedic guy who said I needed a 350,000 baht operation. No way - back to Oz and it was a torn rotator cuff. Then one night I broke a wine glass on the bench which then rolled onto my foot and a shard stabbed me. Blood everywhere so off to BNH [will I ever learn?] where I was told Xrays cannot pick up glass so I was just stitched up [both meanings] and sent home. 4 days later a piece of glass emerged from the bottom of my foot so back to BNH where another doctor took an Xray and found several small pieces of glass in there I met an old Canadian bloke when he came here for some work on his wrinkly old face. Part of the surgery was around his ears. A week later he was at the airport on his way home and the bandage slipped. He went to the bathroom for a mirror to re-tie it. When he unwound the thing his ear fell off. He cancelled his flight and went back to the hospital. It was re-attached and he went off home again. I never saw him again so cannot give you the end result.
  8. Rotator cuff tear surgery costs

    Thailand has a medical industry - NOT a medical profession.
  9. Rotator cuff tear surgery costs

    Do not have an operation in Thailand. I have had and know of others who have had horrendous experiences.
  10. It is not a vote. It is a poll and it is not binding on the government to pass it once the polling is decided. The government has wasted 124 million dollars to know if the people want it and it has been shown in countless other polls that they do.
  11. I am sick of Google telling me I have made spelling mistakes.
  12. It is sad that Thai Visa have to publish a story about this man who has some kind of mental condition. He is suffering from some kind of fetish that compels the poor guy to act on his mental abnormality and needs psychiatric help not ridicule and laughter from an organization like Snoop or Thai Visa. By the way, Thai Visa cancelled an earlier posting from me when I suggested they stop publishing titillating nonsense as it being off topic. Well this posting is NOT off topic.
  13. You cannot blame them. Fiji is looking very threatening.
  14. Buddhist hostility is an oxymoron.
  15. Everybody is giving you good advice about eating well - lots of fibre etc. Nobody has mentioned [that I noticed] drinking lots of water. Have you been using painkillers or other medication? If you have medically induced constipation a high fibre diet should be avoided. BUT GO AND HAVE A COLONOSCOPY.