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Offline StGeorge

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Not feeling well
« on: December 22, 2009, 08:12:30 PM »
Could you please pray that I feel better. 

I went to the doctor about my back problem, and he ended up prescribing me a trycylic antidepressant for pain management (which I'm not taking).  His idea is pretty much for me to take pain meds until I die.  The back is still a daily problem, and I'm hoping for some help here.

Also, I've developed a really sore throat and feel dizzy right now, too.  I think I might be developing a bad cold. 

Thank you for your prayers.     


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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 08:23:57 PM »
Prayers ,Molitve....

God Have Mercy, And Bless You with Healing
Mind, Body and soul....With God All things Are Possable...Amen Amen..
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 08:34:20 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 08:44:01 PM »
Lord have mercy.
If you choose not to take the medication your doctor prescribes, then let them know that you are not taking it.
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 09:41:26 PM »
Lord, have mercy! 

I agree with ozgeorge as well.
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 10:07:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 10:19:37 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.

So sorry to hear of your pain, StGeorge. That's good advice from ozgeorge, though.
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 10:24:56 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

Please do not be defiant and do what your doctor says!!!
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 10:26:55 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 01:17:04 AM »
Lord have mercy!

I don't mean to nag, but I agree with Ozgeorge.  Also, get your throat swabbed, in case it's strep.

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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 01:35:48 AM »
Could you please pray that I feel better. 

I went to the doctor about my back problem, and he ended up prescribing me a trycylic antidepressant for pain management (which I'm not taking).  His idea is pretty much for me to take pain meds until I die.  The back is still a daily problem, and I'm hoping for some help here.

Also, I've developed a really sore throat and feel dizzy right now, too.  I think I might be developing a bad cold. 

Thank you for your prayers.     



If you are in Western PA I'd recommend going to see someone at the Cleveland Clinic for your back pain. If you are in Eastern PA I'd recommend going to see someone at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.

I can recommend doctors at both facilities if you PM me.
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 01:42:30 AM »
Lord have Mercy.
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 11:42:37 AM »
Thank you for your prayers.

Yeah, I'll have to tell the doctor.  I have to call up on Monday in any case.

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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 07:39:13 PM »
Hope you get better, StGeorge! Could you try Pilates to strengthen your back? :)
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2009, 08:04:50 PM »
Excellent, br. StGeorge! Innocent as a dove and wise as a snake! :) The startzi seldom obeyed the "doctors", especially when it's preferable to drink conium, like Socrates.   ::)  Elder Porphyrios, in particular, knew(from outer -he taught doctors and performed charismatic diagnoses- and inner information), that the drugs(not herbs) are poisons, and the more they "cure" the more they harm! The greek word "pharmacon" informs us this, as well...

Holy Trinity, watch over your beloved child St.George, so that the pain of his body fades away quickly and so that he's not suffering. Illumine your children and reinforce their organism in Your unique way......

St. George, there is a special sacrament that we use to heal our body in Church described in New Testament. It's called "euchelaion" in greek. You might want to attend it someday soon, I suppose.  :)


Oh, and don't forget someone who specialises in healing...! :  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pantaleon
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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2009, 12:23:08 AM »
Hope you get better, StGeorge! Could you try Pilates to strengthen your back? :)

I was not aware of Pilates, but I looked it up online, and I wonder if it would help me.  Is it different from physical therapy?

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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2009, 02:32:21 AM »
Excellent, br. StGeorge! Innocent as a dove and wise as a snake! :) The startzi seldom obeyed the "doctors", especially when it's preferable to drink conium, like Socrates.   ::)  Elder Porphyrios, in particular, knew(from outer -he taught doctors and performed charismatic diagnoses- and inner information), that the drugs(not herbs) are poisons, and the more they "cure" the more they harm! The greek word "pharmacon" informs us this, as well...

Holy Trinity, watch over your beloved child St.George, so that the pain of his body fades away quickly and so that he's not suffering. Illumine your children and reinforce their organism in Your unique way......

St. George, there is a special sacrament that we use to heal our body in Church described in New Testament. It's called "euchelaion" in greek. You might want to attend it someday soon, I suppose.  :)


Oh, and don't forget someone who specialises in healing...! : 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pantaleon


Thank you for your insights and prayers. 

I went to an Akathist to St. Pantaleon where we received sacramental anointing of the sick at the conclusion.   

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Re: Not feeling well
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2009, 04:58:09 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

I hope you feel better!
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