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Thread: LADIES ONLY! And Now A Few Words From Meemselle....because one word is never enough

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    Have just had on the whole excellent experience with Dominican hospital and doctor - a handsome neuro surgeon who wanted to practise his English on me. I had no objection and having been admitted around 10 am he was talking to me late pm trying to say that at 7 pm I would be allowed to drink something - via oral, but nothing red in case I threw up and they confused it for blood. What he actually said in English was "at 7pm I want you to give it to me orally." I explained that I really would prefer to drink apple juice than give him a bl** job. Poor love will never speak English again.
    Four days later I return to have stitches in head out. No appointment. Go to his office and secretary says he is operating. Ten minutes later it appears he miraculously finishes brain surgery and is ready to see me downstairs. Secretary says have to pay RD$1,500 as he is going to carry out procedures on me and not simply esnip the stitches. Ask for receipt from secretary who only takes cash! No receipts for these particular procedures she says. Go downstairs - esnip esnip not one procedure. He is still cute though! Even if secretary a robbing bit**.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    You ain't seen nothing yet. Went to husband's graduation, held in the basket ball arena in the Mao Olympic stadium. (I doubt you knew the Olympics had been held in Mao). The seats were concrete benches on steps. Each step was around 3 feet down or up. I have no idea how the Dominican ladies in their 8 inch heels manage to navigate them. I had on flat shoes and literally crawled down each step. Next day in the village, all of those who went to the ceremony were moving very slowly due to severe butt and leg pain from navigating those steps.

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    The ability of Dominican ladies and stilettos is simply amazing. The sidewalks in Gazcue looked like a bomb had been dropped on them. There were some potholes that a goat would fit into. The pavements were all heaving from the roots of the giant old ficus trees along Independencia. Yet - There They Were. Perched on those heels - And even in offices - albeit not quite stilettos - but still - Plus, of course, they wear these polyester pants suits in the Capital and do NOT appear to sweat nor do they split the seams on their backsides which is certainly a miracle seeing how tight those pants are.

    Certainly there are many things to be learned about The Dominican Woman...

    (as in how does she find the money or time to spend so much of both on her HAIR?)

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    I could have said this, but not nearly as eloquently.

    Just to add, if his or her supreme eminence the doctor for some reason can't see patients that day, the concept of phoning the patients on the list to inform them is completely alien to la secretaria. I have to travel to SD from the east coast to see a particular specialist - I phone a couple of days in advance to make sure he is seeing patients that day and the secretary puts my name on the list. Because of the timings I sometimes have to stay overnight, so being told upon arrival that he is not seeing patients that day after I've paid for travel and accommodation and taken one or two days off work is not what I want to hear.

    For those of us who have grown up with health systems that include notifying patients that their test results are ready for collection - especially when the results show they need urgent treatment - you quickly learn that this is completely up to you.
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