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    Do you feel confident in Thai hospitals?

    How about police force? Or a fire brigade perhaps?


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    Makes for great theatre...

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    Just because your life is failing here, through your own fault, is no reason to criticize what you knew you were moving to and marrying. I have followed your hi jinks on two forums now. It may be simply an idiom called "Just Desserts".... Cheers and I do wish you luck but you have to try as well. You get back what you put into it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Cheers and I do wish you luck but you have to try as well. You get back what you put into it as well.
    Ok, thank you.

    Any marriage advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Any marriage advice?
    Don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Ok, thank you.

    Any marriage advice?
    Yes, do it.
    Or don't.
    Or maybe just pretend.
    Or just pay the money.

    you're an odd one mate.

    Perhaps you should just sit back and think for a while.
    A long quiet think.
    Breathing slowly, deeply, intensely.........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Do you feel confident in Thai hospitals?
    Yes and no. Just the same as it would be in the UK.

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    Thai hospitals? Yes.


    Having had a sudden heart attack last year, my care was, and has been first rate.

    And all my treatment was under thai social security, not private.

    Might not have been so good in nakhon bumfuck, but that probably applies to many countries.

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    No. Triage and get the fuck to a proper grown up country.

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    ...the only hospital with which I have experience is Samitivej on Sukh soi 49: 4 nights recovering from pleurisy...excellent medical care, horrible food: SD was in charge of dinner runs for the 4 nights...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Yes and no. Just the same as it would be in the UK.
    I'm sure most countries could be fingered with disasters why pick on Thai "services"? In some foreigners actually target them as punishment, allegedly.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    horrible food
    Same the world over.

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    Have to say I think the west could learn from the Thai system of doing things in many ways.

    Police, now I live in a no police area, land border Lao, border soldiers are classed as police here, small village and we have 12 Royal Thai army posted here, not border troops or ranges, forestry etc, who act as cops.
    Response time is minutes , not hours, as a senior retiring cop in Victoria [OZ] said recently, better to call for a pizza delivery, they will turn up.

    We have an ambulance in the village, guy probably has level 3 first aid certificate, but you will be on your way to hospital in minutes.

    Buntharik has a hospital, not great, but in a similar size town in OZ, you would have a clinic.

    Or Orbitor has a fire department, not full time, manned by local government workers, one fire truck and one water tanker.

    Generally feel safer here than in the UK or OZ, went for lunch on the river in Ubon, 2 hours saw 3 police patrols pass, had to go to Docklands in Melbourne, up market area [passport for one of the kids] 8 hours waiting for the ferry, never saw one police patrol.

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    Good thinking to spray water on the electrical fire to short out the connections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Do you feel confident in Thai hospitals?
    Sure do. Being a bit long in the tooth bits begin to wear out. A few surgeries done in public hospital here. Knee, gall bladder, cataracts and hernia. All well done with no ill effects.

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    ^^They wouldn't know any better. And if someone who was trained (like Terry57) was to try and educate them on how not to die by electrocution they wouldn't listen. Farang no understand Thai electricity and water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    A few surgeries done in public hospital here. Knee, gall bladder, cataracts and hernia.
    You gonna be able to manage a few beers at the Pullman?

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    As an observer, for both Thai and foreign patients, I would have to say no. (Generalization)

    Personally, I would probably say, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    You gonna be able to manage a few beers at the Pullman?
    Yep. No problem. Have prefrontal lobotomy scheduled at KK uni hospital at same time. See you there.

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    ^
    Before or after the buffet.

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    People feel confident in hospitals?

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    I have many criticisms of the government/ state here in Thailand, but one of them is most definitely not the health care system. It delivers, and very cheaply compared with the west. Surely only a right wing American could resent that.

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    Sure do, my go to was Phyathai 2. Good doctors and decent enough aftercare and never had to wait more than 20 mins to see the doc. My local clinic in Myanmar was the stuff of horror shows. Got some pretty bad food poisoning during my first year to the point I passed out- so it was off to the local clinic. The hooked my up to a drip as expected but the needle came from a bucket of needles. Had to endure a month of PEP drugs just in case they were used. Give me a Thai hospital any day.

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    From the OP video (trying to douse an electrical fire with water) to the multiple videos and pics of ambulance staff with 8 hours training performing CPR on trauma victims, to cops pronouncing reasons of death such as "died from the cold" on a 23 degree day for a Norwegian who died, one would have to have little confidence.
    By and large, the medical/law enforcement/emergency services are poorly trained.
    But there are good doctors around. Probably trained abroad.

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    I've always got what I've expected to get in Thai hospitals, no problems

    Bit tricky doing a runner in a wheelchair

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    Couple of things ...

    http://teakdoor.com/the-family-room/...periences.html (Thailand - Childbirth - Private Hospital - our experiences)

    My Thai Dentist in Bangkok is World Class ... and 1/2 the price


    Had my 3rd DVT. Went through the Public System.

    Found a vascular surgeon ... great, best English from ANY Thai I've interacted with.

    Cost just a few dollars.


    My Sister visited, Private Hospital ... Blepharoplasty (had her lower eye bags removed).
    Excellent Service.

    Maybe we've been lucky as I have heard some horror stories.

    My personal experiences have been good to first class.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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