I am starting to come back to life again. I am not a sitting around kind of person and that has been driving me nuts. Even Chico seems to be getting bored with this routine. I want to thank everyone who wrote to me with encouraging words. That meant so much to me. I didn't know that people cared that much for me. I am such a loner and so that outpouring of love and support surprised me.
My neck and throat still hurt but luckily I have pain pills. I have nothing but good things to write about the doctor, the hospital and the nurses. I had the surgery at a very small hospital in Guadalajara. I don't have the name if it handy. It ended up costing me almost a thousand dollars less than I was quoted. That was a very good thing. I may have been able to have had this surgery through IMSS (for free) which is the Mexican health insurance but I didn't want to take a chance on it. I preferred to just pay for the surgery myself. I am glad I did that. I do keep IMSS but just for major medical emergencies.
This last operation was my third one here in Mexico. I had a torn and twisted meniscus when I first came here several years ago which I had operated on in Guadalajara. I had the broken ankle which I also had operated on in Guadalajara and now the thyroid removal. All of those operations were successful. I also paid for them myself. The total cost of these surgeries is probably less than a co pay on any medical insurance I could have been paying for monthly. I have medicare but I don't pay for the extra monthly charge. Since I don't live in the States I see no point in that.
I am glad to be feeling better today. I think I will take a walk with Chico.