The bad news is that his wife slipped, fell and messed up her knee. She tried to ignore the pain and avoid seeing a doctor for a couple of days. Then, her knee gave out and she fell again! She went to see her local doctor who examined her knee including an MRI - which cost less than a third of what it would in the USA.
The amazingly good news is that the next morning the doctor drove my friend and his wife 60 miles in his personal car to a hospital in Tepic and a day later drove them home!
The really good news is that my friend’s wife is recovering nicely from her surgery.
This is just another example of the extraordinarily caring treatment we receive from the medical community in Mexico.
Do you think there is a doctor in the USA or Canada who would transport a patient in his personal car over 120 miles to and from the hospital?
When somebody asks why we love life in Mexico, tell them that Mexican doctors treat us like people, not patients or (worse yet) cases!