Especially since we're hopping on a plane again today!
We went to the Angel del Mar Medical Clinic. It's the private hospital where Mary works as a cleaner and translator. She knows the doctors there and got us in quickly without an appointment.
After having a look and testing her hearing with various instruments, the diagnosis was Cerumen Impaction!
Yes, ear wax buildup!
He went to work with various other instruments to clean out the ear canals. All of a sudden, Ruth had a big smile on her face...she could hear once again!
For our less than half an hour doctor visit, the cost was 500 pesos ($43.50). Paid in cash, directly to the doctor.
He also prescribed an antiseptic ear drops solution. Off to the pharmacy, and another 230 pesos ($20.00) for that.
So, there's that problem out of the way.
From there, we went for lunch, and then to the market. Ruth was making a big pot of spaghetti for everyone last night. So we picked up a fresh half kilo (just over a lb) of ground beef for 50 pesos ($4.35) and then to the Super Che grocery store where they even had a small package of gluten free corn pasta spaghetti for us.
"Hey, can you grab those flowers way in the back for me?" Too funny.
These guys are selling mamey fruit. We asked for a taste. Not bad. Can't really describe it though! Apparently it makes a really good fruit smoothie when blended with milk and ice.
We went back to La Barra in the evening and had spaghetti dinner with our friends. Said goodbye to everyone because we won't see them today. Our flight leaves around 4:30pm this afternoon. In fact, who knows when we'll see them again. No idea what's on the agenda for next winter. That's too far in advance to be able to say. One thing we do know is that we miss traveling in the motorhome. Next time we're down here it'll be in Sherman, and we'll just put up with the price of gas! Either way, it's still cheaper than Canada.
So...back to Mexico City this afternoon...next post will be from there!