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liberty9133
7/9/2019 15:16 EST

In the States, I get epidural cortisone shots which are xray guided for lower back pain.
Does anyone have any experience with this . Please give me chapter and verse and where you go.
Thanks

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surfingcebu
7/9/2019 23:00 EST

Liberty - with that sort of back problem the RP recommended therapy is 1/2 a quart of Empradore , a Red Horse , and an aspirin. :)

Seriously though, MAYBE in Manila or Cebu they would have such Therapy ...but I would e-mail the hospitals / Specialists office in the RP and ask about that specific therapy. That may get you traction. OR have someone - in person- inquire at ground zero .

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mootpoint20
9/20/2019 16:26 EST

Liberty, Do you still exercise the way you did when you 20?

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liberty9133
9/21/2019 23:06 EST

Nope. Nor should I. I am now 75. Good shape and all/ but I am that old.

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Goslig
9/22/2019 03:18 EST

liberty9133. Just getting your post and noticing the others that came before in the topic file. Though the moderator, peacekeeper007 denies he blocks the topic stream to me, it’s a lie. Ever since he took over from CAteacher as moderator he’s had a vendetta against be. Open season. Back your topic I am 75 with two fake knees and a collapsed disc. I have heard about cortisone injections. Orthopaedic surgeons who do backs have to move every 5 years so they tell me. They have used papaya extract to dissolve the disc material, but a fraction too much makes you a Quad.My back surgery involved two holes. One for a camera and one for a catheter tube to suck out the disc material which I was told is like toothpaste. Without the ruptured disc, I no longer had pain, but bending over has to be done just right.

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Robertdav298
9/22/2019 07:56 EST

GOS, it seems that once a person reaches a certain age, these things seem to happen and not in this order.

1) hip replacement
2) knee replacement
3) back problems

Dang getting old is tough but it beats the alternative. Remember a Chicago Bear football star named Mike Ditka? Well, I saw him the other gay on TV and he could barely walk as he hobbled to his chair, I thought, my gosh.

Luckily you are still able to swim each day as it is the best exercise there is for us older gents. Also, athletes that have knee surgery are required to swim or walk in a pool as part of their rehab.

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Goslig
9/22/2019 11:07 EST

Robertdav298 I remember Mike Ditka. He was a coach I think. The Bears played at Soldier Field right on the lakefront. When the Windy City was blowing at -12 f. the Bears were the only team that could survive on the field. Best pre-game tailgate parties I ever went to. They have a 4: AM liquor license in Chicago. Around the very large open air street market called Maxwell Street on the near South side, the Blues Bars would cut off the booze and start barbecuing ribs. The bands would pick up and play for a while longer. Only on Sunday though. Most of the goods were stolen Saturday night prior. The men’s clothing stores displayed pimp fashion. Only about .05% of the mob was white. You could get anything. No cops. Today I met a spry 85 year old Filipino who was 45 years in the US Navy. He was in great shape but had that geriatric shuffle.

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mootpoint20
9/22/2019 11:20 EST

I'm adverse to any 'American-solutions' of more drugs. The Royal Priesthood of doctors in America is lunacy. Whether you are dying of something serious or simply out of athletic condition, they WILL invent some asinine solution for a sore back that needs a half a pound of pills every day to relieve, then there will be pills to counteract their 'remedy'. They have joined the legion of pirates in America robbing everything and everyone in a mad rush to become rich. Hopefully, you have been led to believe in this and are not as 'needy' as you think. It's easy for me to say, I'm not having your problem, but I have dealt with them and they or the system is very dishonest. Best of luck!

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liberty9133
9/22/2019 20:37 EST

Would have thought this was an innocent question. Not a platform for espousing beliefs.

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liberty9133
9/22/2019 20:40 EST

And how exactly is that helping my problem? If you don't have anything to offer that helps, stay the hell out of my space.

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liberty9133
9/22/2019 20:41 EST

Thanks.

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mootpoint20
9/22/2019 22:21 EST

Sir, I'm not a doctor. I can't practice medicine. If you want to get healed, I would suggest you open your 'bank-account' and do what every ten year old can figure out, go to doctor. Perhaps, you need a psychiatric evaluation...but even that I can't help you out, but I can give my personal opinion if you insist. Take care, friend!

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surfingcebu
9/22/2019 23:24 EST

Liberty- despite his age and wnwvia me health issues, GOS looks like he is 55 . Great guy . Solid . Always has your back. True blue . He’s like a guard dog. Always by your side . Wish there was more ex -pats like him- the world would be happier ....

Is he a walking dictionary/ encyclopedia ? Yep, that that’s Gos ! :) . And he actually Center right in his views.... but argues for the left :)

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liberty9133
9/23/2019 02:20 EST

Then GOS and I are alike. Am 75 and look 55. bad back and all..hahaha

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liberty9133
9/23/2019 02:22 EST

Then, sir, you are an idiot. I have posted that I had a doctor in usa. I am now looking for one in the Philippines who does the same thing. I am NOT interested in surgery. And I was also looking for alternative suggestions. Not the diatribe you interjected into the mix.

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mootpoint20
9/23/2019 11:57 EST

I'm only practicing freedom of speech. Your severe pain has obviously settled much lower then your back...or, perhaps, has been there for several years. Please, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Goslig
9/23/2019 12:17 EST

liberty9133 Don’t I wish the same. It has been a non-stop Obama and Democrat bashing and Trump worshiping forum ever since the new (?) took office. I’m sick of it.

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Goslig
9/23/2019 12:30 EST

liberty9133 As long as you are a happy and energetic 75 year old going on 55 year old you will get endless attention and inviting eyes from young and gorgeous Filipina’s. Their first question will be, “are you married”. Not that being married might stop some from advancing on you. Just tell them older men appreciate it more!

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darkfader24
9/23/2019 20:44 EST

Gos - Re: Cute Little Filipinas flirting with older men - Once one is in his 70s and 80s, do you think it's REALLY just about your pension, and their desperate poverty? Even those with jobs are just barely surviving. Surely handsome young men with fully operational body parts would be more desirable, I would think. I know that some are very sincere about their dedication to their husbands that are sometimes 50 years older and more - but that takes quite a relationship. Not just seeing someone in a Mall or Department Store. I am not challenging your statement - I am just seeking your well considered opinion.

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Goslig
9/23/2019 20:57 EST

darkfader24 I have no illusions about age differences. The young Filipina’s are just practicing their charms, a little English and they’re curious. As far as broken bodies go, I have seen handicapped Filipina’s with Westerners and visa versa. I strictly follow the age formula. I am married and 100% faithful and loyal to my wife. Yet, there are times I am vulnerable to flattery, though I know it’s mostly because of my financial security.

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mootpoint20
9/23/2019 22:02 EST

Dark...don't get swept up in a pile of horse manure. I've searched the comments and there is no mention of advocacy of the U.S. President in this blog. You're responding to a 'liar . I suspect he's unbalanced.

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Goslig
9/23/2019 22:23 EST

mootpoint20 It’s all over all the threads. I think the Reb nailed it. You are incapable of making a post that doesn’t alienate and insult because someone doesn’t agree with your political bent. A negative person has a problem for every solution.

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Goslig
9/24/2019 02:08 EST

MP August 8, 2019 posted by the Reb: Seems that the two camps, anti and pro DT, look at him thru a different filter. The anti know he is a conman and a liar. The pro brush that aside and give him credit for so-called achievements. The anti know how ruthless and self serving he is. “The end justifies the means kind of guy. Collateral damage is acceptable kind of guy. I win, you lose kind of guy, and the more you lose, the better kind of guy. The pro do not think about the damage he is causing as long as he wins for the team. The pro accept the fouls as long as he scores. This country will never be the same. Ignorance is the new norm.” in response to you and your Trump posse.

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darkfader24
9/24/2019 02:58 EST

Gos - Yeah, a little Flattery doesn't hurt now and then. :-)

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Goslig
9/24/2019 05:34 EST

darkfader24 Brings back the good memories of my youth. The energy is still there, but my body is unforgiving.

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liberty9133
9/24/2019 09:33 EST

NEARLY ALL OF THE POSTERS ARE A BUNCH OF TROLLS. i TRIED TO GET SOME HELP FOR MY BACK AND ALL YOU CAN DO IS DISCUSS THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE USA.
BTW, MOST OF THE POSTERS, IF NOT ALL ARE TOTAL IDIOTS AND HAVEN'T A CLUE AS TO THE POLITICAL "REASONING" OF OR THE FORCES BEHIND ANY OF THE PLAYERS.

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Morgacj2004
9/25/2019 17:50 EST

I asked my wife about this as she knows lots of Filipinas married to older men. She said if the age gap is 5, 10, 15 years fine but anything bigger you are asking for trouble. Filipinas are like any other women in that they have sexual urges and most want children. The Average 70+ year old is not going to be able to satisfy a 25-30 year old wife or give her a child. She will most likely look elsewhere unless he dies first. That is reality and we have both seen it with our own two eyes. By the way we have been married almost 15 years. I am 53 and she is 50

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Goslig
9/25/2019 21:35 EST

Morjacj2004. I don’t disagree with your post about what Filipina’s say about age differences. But there are many happily married couples with an age difference much greater than 15 years. I know several, and there are some on this Forum. The North American standard formula is half your age plus 7 years. My wife is 25 years younger than me. We have been married for 8 years after dating for a year. Our marriage is not always a bed of roses, yet we are both deeply in love with each other and very affectionate. A lot depends on what kind of man you are? Are you overweight or in poor health? What is your disposition and personality like? I know of couples with a 35 year difference in age. But anyFilipina under 30 will lack life experience, and in her social group you will look like her grandfather. Does the Westerner want unconditional love? Or are the satisfied with giving money for the honey? In either case, Filipina’s make far better partners than most Western women.

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LarryKar
9/25/2019 22:25 EST

Gos: I agree it depends much more on the people not the years. I'm 72 my Gal is 50. Like most Filipinas she looks much younger, at least by Western standards. When we first met 7 years ago I did have to convince my Sis that I wasn't running around with a highschool girl. That and music has been our only big problem. My companion does not know that Aretha was the Queen of Soul.

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Lovethephilippines
9/30/2019 16:32 EST

I had the epidural done like 14 years ago and just one visit made the pain go away and the disk no longer pushes on my nerve. I guess I am one of the lucky ones that it worked the first and only time. The down side is it took almost over a year to finally convince my doctor to authorize the MRI. They just wanted to keep giving me pain killers instead of trying to fix the problem. It go so bad I had to make a scene at the office to get the MRI because the doctor thought I was lying. Once I got the MRI I brought the results back to his office so he could see my the disk sticking out between my L4 / L5 vertebrae. I would tell you what I said to the doctor after MRI review but I am afraid the sensors would bleep out my text.

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mootpoint20
10/1/2019 21:43 EST

BTW, I'm glad that I and Liberty have a clear idea of the problems the rest of you 'jerks' have. I know everything there is to know about 'politics', as well. Out of a sense of modesty, I kept silent until now.

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mootpoint20
10/4/2019 00:24 EST

I'm only joking.

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