I won't go there.
I don't know the circumstances of those motorbike accidents and I'm never inclined to ask.
That's you're personal business.
I would say though that taking extreme caution on your motorbike would probably be at the top of your list in terms of health vigilance here.
That lasted for about five posts.
All the other stuff is more like "personal health issues."
Such is the forum.
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You talk about 'Facts' - but what are 'facts' and can you produce these 'facts'? By that I mean, 'Facts' that Thai healthcare is in any way comparable (in the positive) to Western Health care.
So, assuming that you produce these 'facts' over and above war stories - You then go on to say I don't know what I am talking about. And again you use that same word - 'Fact'. Can you produce some 'Facts' to support that I don't know what I am talking about? Or is the only think you can offer, opinion? Opinion, I would argue, is less worthy that 'war stories' as it just that - an opinion - and not based upon personal experience.
Dude - if you are going to attempt to discredit the posters 'war stories', yet bandy around the concept of 'fact', its probably better if you think through your post before hitting, 'post quick reply'.
Just my take on things.
Lastly, an opinion, depending on context, can be just as much based on experience, as "war stories" conclusions can be based on inexperience and lack of understanding.
In conclusion - health care is just as much a responsibility of the patient, as it is the doctor's. It is the patient's responsibility to inform themselves, to take proper precautions, to properly research the situations they are in, and to research care providers. The problem is that most of the war stories come due because a lot of these fine folks are more concerned about their next bottle of beer, than their health - and when something goes wrong, have no idea what to do.
This applies to most tourists as well, by the way. Understand medicine, carry insurance, are my beliefs.
The entire Universe functions on a system of probability. You can do everything right and lose, everything wrong and win. Nonsmokers get lung cancer. Nondrinkers have liver failure. Cautious drivers are victims of brainless kids traveling at 100 miles an hour. You can buy a million Baht worth of insurance and watch it go in a week. There is no such thing as precaution. Precaution makes you feel better but it doesn't affect the probably of two objects colliding on Earth's surface or in Space.
...profound...but I suspect probablility favors those who don't smoke, drink moderately (if at all), eat moderately, exercise regularly, and submit to an annual physical...does all that rule out bad luck?...of course not, just rearranges the odds...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
So if you want to do everything right, how far to you take it .. sterilize your home and stay in it, or do the Michael Jackson and spend hours a day in a tent, put a biolab next to the kitchen and hire a tech to monitor your food, accept no visitors? Anything short of that and you're gambling. I'd prefer to gamble. What about you, Tom?
The reason the thread has gone off topic is likely because the op is flawed in it's fundamental assumption...attempting to discuss something that doesn't exist produces such results...
Try discussing celibacy in the catholic church for example...
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Based on your statements; all of the above is wrong. You paint with a very broad brush on a subject which your own words show your ignorance of the available medical care here.
If you are satisfied with your mis-information fine; I know differently. How? I have and have had close relationships with many Thai doctors; almost all of whom have been educated and practiced overseas (as stated in an earlier post)
Most bad experiences with doctors are because of patient ignorance, being intimidated by doctors, and laziness to become self-informed.
In any event, it normally isn't worth a great deal of effort to try and inform the willfully ignorant in these type of forums. Bliss on...
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Then it's your responsibility to "understand medicine." Better bone up folks, classes start in an hour
^ Hyperbole aside; my only point is that one needs to be an informed patient regardless of where one finds oneself. With living in an emerging 3rd world country must come personal responsibility for the place one chooses to live. I'm sure there are many places here where "good" medical care is hard or impossible to find; but to slag the entire medical staff in country is just silly and pointless.
I'm an old guy and as the years march on I'll likely need increasing amounts of healthcare and I have every confidence in the doctors I have chosen for me and my family. They have already proved their value in treating my wife's chronic health issue.
Given the tone, I don't see much value in continuing this "conversation" which could have had some positive merit.
Slagging off the entire country? Where do you see that? Just because the site is based 'in' Thailand doesn't mean those of us who have been to other countries always refer to Thailand with every comment.
Hey, I was in Korea and offered a gig at Rajabhat in Surat. Does anyone think my first obligation was to research Surat's medical facilities?
i've had some very good experiences with docs in Bangers, and there is very good healthcare available here, but you have to find the right doctor and give them the right information.
I'v lived in Thailand for over 30 years
hardly ever bin sick,,,,,no big stomach probs
I eat healthy food that I enjoy,,,and I'm not over-weight
but,,,,I hav had less than perfect treatment in hospitals here
I can safely say that unless ur brain-dead the food here is not an issue
lotsa fresh food an fruit available,,,,,lotsa cook-ur-food-on-da-table restaurants = no oil, sugar, salt, etc.
medical treatment is more hit n miss
it cums down to:
intersetin, Xcitin happy life here + spotty medical care
less interestin, less Xcitin n more borin life in the West + great medical care
I made my choice years ago,,,,an hav never regretted it
u makes ur choices n takes ur chances innit
anyone who feels they made a bad choice in cummin to live here,,,,,can always go back home