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Post by kipissippi on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:04 am

What's going on down there? I just saw a chaotic scene about gas? in Guad? What's happening? You guys are the safe place in my mind right now... my life is so upside down and just plain tired. I'd give anything to already be down there with Hal being cared for by people who cared. Therapists took four days off for New Years...no back up staff..so he's had no therapy since Thursday...so he wasn't strong enough to be transferred to the intense physical therapy hospital yesterday. I'm giving Chelly the Chihuahua a bath and hiding her in my jacket. He needs stimulation.. she's just the ticket for that and she's missing Daddy. I figure they won't have a chance to kick me out until after Chelly has greeted Daddy.
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:14 am

While I have no idea what you are specifically referring to, the price of gas just went up about 15% so people may be a little PO'd about that. Last time they tried to raise prices that dramatically there were protests, trucker strikes and bus burnings.

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Post by Carry Bean on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:22 am

Yeah, they're pitching a fit in Guad over the gas prices. Glad I'm here and not there.

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Post by Carry Bean on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:25 am

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/thousands-protest-fuel-price-increases/

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:29 am

It's amazing how the populace here raises such cain over a price increase yet don't seem to GAF about the terrorism from the cartels and corruption from the government/policia, etc.

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Post by Carry Bean on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:53 am

Probably because it's safer for them to squawk about a price increase than get into it with the cartels. Those guys don't play.

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Post by Clete on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:55 am

CanuckBob wrote:It's amazing how the populace here raises such cain over a price increase yet don't seem to GAF about the terrorism from the cartels and corruption from the government/policia, etc.

What gives you that idea? There have been many protests about each. And you must have forgotten about the vigilante movement in Michoacan.

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:59 am

No, I haven't forgotten. Just seems more uproar over prices.

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Post by Clete on Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:04 am

CanuckBob wrote:No, I haven't forgotten. Just seems more uproar over prices.

Armed opposition seems like quite the uproar to me. And the current protests aren't solely about the price raise but the energy reform as a whole has many people very pissed off. Oil and it's nationalization years ago is something that the majority of Mexicans aren't really willing to give up.

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:40 am

Isn't Pemex renowned for its mismanagement and corruption? The people support this and want to maintain it?

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/pemex-corruption-impunity-rules/

http://www.refworld.org/docid/50754bcd2.html

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Post by Clete on Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:25 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Isn't Pemex renowned for its mismanagement and corruption? The people support this and want to maintain it?

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/pemex-corruption-impunity-rules/

http://www.refworld.org/docid/50754bcd2.html

You see things through a Canadian mind. I didn't say they want to maintain Pemex. It isn't Pemex. It is the oil itself that belongs to the nation and they want it to remain that way.  Pemex just administers the resource and most here would agree that it needs a top to bottom overhaul. What they don't want if foreign participation.

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Post by Clueless on Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:18 pm

CanuckBob wrote:It's amazing how the populace here raises such cain over a price increase yet don't seem to GAF about the terrorism from the cartels and corruption from the government/policia, etc.

Corruption, graft, etc. are a way of life in Mx; has been "forever" and will continue.

I as I have heard many times and told a few, leave your ideas of what's right/wrong and because it's done "at home," that how it should be done here. And for darn sure, you won't get anyplace positive trying to change it.

I have pretty much internalized it, however, I still have my moments . . . . . . . .

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Post by JayBear on Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:54 am

Kipissippi. to get back to your disgust with the lack of therapy services over New Year's in the U.S., health services over Christmas and New Year's here in the Guad/Chapala area can be non-existent just like NOB or worse. Doesn't seem quite in the Christmas spirit or a nice way to start the year; but then, I've never had to be on duty then. The people who remain on duty ("have to work") are to be complimented.

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Post by espíritu del lago on Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:10 am

Yes they should be! Also that's when you the care giver has to step up to the plate and do what you are able and comfortable doing without causing yourself or husband bodily injury.

The first rule of caregiving is for the caregiver to learn when to take time for themselves around the patient! Whether it be a cat nap, eating healthy and God forbid asking a friend or family for assistance!!

Also this is a major life changing event. Life will never be quiet the same again. What that means is downsizing, selling of whatever is too much stress, work, and usually this attributed to the health catastrophe in the first place.

Yes the truth is a very hard pull to swallow, but if you really look deep inside yourself and are honest with yourself you'll see this. Whether you do anything about it is all on you and will effect the future either for the good or  the bad.

Kip, I'm very sorry this happened and I personally have experience with this and am still dealing with this...

You're in my prayers cause I know how hard it is!! Take care of yourself so you can give your best to your Sweetie!!

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Post by Trailrunner on Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:29 am

Very good post, Espiritu, from someone clearly who has been there. Good advice, Kip. Life will not be the same again, there will be a new normal. For now, consider hiring someone to help around the ranch, your time, energy, and patience will be limited and you don't know yet what the new normal will be, and it takes a lot of time.

I was one of those people who worked every single holiday in my medical career. They were always brutal shifts and back to back emergency patients. One Thanksgiving we were so busy for 12 hours my partner and I shared a bag of potato chips and one Cert for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Kip, consider finding a support group, ask the nurses to help with that. While they and the hospital are working to get your husband to a better place, so are they doing that for several other patients at the same time. Good luck, it will work out pretty well for you both, I believe, but time will tell. Peace, meditate, take care of yourself FIRST, and go with the flow.
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Post by espíritu del lago on Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:25 am

http://www.city-data.com/forum/caregiving/

This is an excellent source for info!! I've been reading and getting support from here for a few years.

If you want to post register reading you don't have too.
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Post by espíritu del lago on Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:31 am

Trailrunner wrote:Very good post, Espiritu, from someone clearly who has been there. Good advice, Kip. Life will not be the same again, there will be a new normal. For now, consider hiring someone to help around the ranch, your time, energy, and patience will be limited and you don't know yet what the new normal will be, and it takes a lot of time.

I was one of those people who worked every single holiday in my medical career. They were always brutal shifts and back to back emergency patients. One Thanksgiving we were so busy for 12 hours my partner and I shared a bag of potato chips and one Cert for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Kip, consider finding a support group, ask the nurses to help with that. While they and the hospital are working to get your husband to a better place, so are they doing that for several other patients at the same time. Good luck, it will work out pretty well for you both, I believe, but time will tell. Peace, meditate, take care of yourself FIRST, and go with the flow.

Marilyn, so true.. Kip please listen to the advice being offered... And do it for your sanity, health and your husband. The stress will effect your animals in the long run too.

I know how hard it is!! Please listen..

Marilyn thank you for sharing how hard first responders work, most people do not know... You see and feel things that never leave your mind and scar your soul.

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Post by gringal on Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:41 am

Espiritu's post has some very good advice. I've been in situations where I had taken on way too much and felt somehow "obligated" to keep on keeping on at the same level. I got sick, and HAD to downsize.

Even after your husband is out of the woods and home, he may never be able to carry the share of the load he used to. This is the point at which you decide what to give up, and I know it's hard, but it's also necessary to downsize your chores. Hang in there babe, but don't be too much of a hero. If your own health should suffer, you'll both be in worse trouble. Hug, and hope.

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Post by kipissippi on Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:31 pm

Thanks for the advice but as I said before... I'm getting the place ready to sell...horses to the trainer so I can get them sold. I've been in downsizing mode for a while. We're in the country...no support groups here... and I'm in the bible belt so most of the support will be prayers...no thank you...after this election I'm plumb out of patience with the "belief over brains" crowd. Sorry if I offend anyone but I'm pretty much done with anyone who sides with the orange one, the KKK, the Nazi's and the KGB.

I knew the regular therapist had the holidays off... It never occurred to me that there was no replacement!! It's a frigging hospital!!!!!!!!! If I'd have known I'd have gotten my own therapist. I just thought he was getting help before I got there. He couldn't tell me.

The milking machine is fixed...I think I've found a way to milk from the back of the truck so no up/down. Now my white stallion Snowy has to be tended to. He cut around his hoof pretty badly last night while he was out..in the mud of course. So I'm packing down hot soapy water, bandages and 20 cc's of Penicillin. He's 20 years old and for the whole 20 years ( I delivered him when he was born) He's been like a little boy just looking for something to get into. Then make a tiny bread pudding to take to Hal. I've got a sure fire method for the microwave that only take me a few minutes and it's yummy...especially with fresh cream. I'm determined to give him something good everyday to stimulate his appetite... lord knows the hospital food won't do the trick.

I'm a problem solver so I'll always figure a way to get things done... even though it might be unorthodox.

I'll do whatever's best for Hal. The only decision to be made is Northside or Southside of Lake Chapala.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:44 pm

Way to go, Kip! You have got this.
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Post by kipissippi on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:52 pm

Yippee yippee yippee!!!!!!  ONE day at the new therapy "boot camp' and he's progressed immensely!!!  ONE DAY!!!  I don't have to put my ear to his mouth to hear him.  No slur, he speaks clearly. He still gets a little muddled but it's only been ONE DAYYY!!!  He's using his right arm and hand and he no longer needs a "jug" or catheter which has got to be great for his morale.

He was so tired all he ate for lunch was apple sauce... I fed him the bread pudding and he ate all but about two bites...and it wasn't actually tiny.  Tomorrow hard salami and extra sharp cheddar.  Want to stimulate those taste buds.  My sister's asshole husband took her to Alaska instead of getting therapy 20 years ago and her sense of taste was never right again...or her voice...which is so very frustrating for a wise ass and her walking and writing remained impaired. That's why I'm determined to get him as much help and stimulation as humanly possible.

Another day managed.  Now if I can manage to clean that filthy kitchen tomorrow...... barring any unforeseen ..nonsense.
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Post by Carry Bean on Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:35 am

That's amazing to have that much improvement in such a short time. May it continue!

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Post by sallys other sister on Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:32 pm

My Spouse is from the State of Hidalgo, and they say it doesn't look pretty there.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:54 am

Another interesting article on the situation.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/inside-the-madness-at-mexico%e2%80%99s-gas-pumps/ar-BBy2Le2?li=AAggNb9&ocid=iehp


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