Medical Advances for Us


Health1I have struggled with some slow healing wounds on my leg. One wound clinic could not help as I struggled for several months. Sooo…I followed a suggestion I heard a time ago;  “It makes no sense to repeat the same action over and over again and expect different results.”

I moved to a different wound care clinic at Tri Star Southern Hills on Nolensville Pike, they uncovered a MERSA infection, they cleared that up with antibiotics. Wounds were healing slowly, but not fast enough for Dr Sudberry. He decided to use a fairly new treatment using a stem cell matrix developed with amniotic stem cells.

Amniotic stem cells are the mixture of stem cells that can be obtained from the amniotic fluid as well as the amniotic membrane. They can develop into various tissue types including skin, cartilage, cardiac tissue, nerves, muscle, and bone.

The stem cells fooled my body into thinking the wounds were that of a small infant. My doctor told me that if an adult breaks a bone the ends have to be touching each other securely for good healing. If an infant breaks a bone healing will occur if the two ends of the bone are in the same room!

The stem cell matrix is working, two wounds are healed and one is almost completely healed. All this in a matter of weeks.health2

The message? We must take responsibility for our health care.

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When Insults Had Class


Insults had class

These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with words was still valued, before a great portion of the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words, not to mention waving middle fingers.

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, “If you were my husband I’d give you poison,” and he said, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”

A member of Parliament  to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some  unspeakable disease.” “That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “on whether I  embrace your policies or your mistress.”

“He had delusions of adequacy.” – Walter Kerr

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” Winston Churchill

“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” – Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”        Clarence Darrow

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to thedictionary.” – William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

“Poor Faulkner.Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”  – Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book;  I’ll waste no time reading it.” – Moses Hadas

“He can compress the most words into the  smallest idea of any man I know.”  – Abraham Lincoln

“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” – Oscar Wilde

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend…. if you haveone.” – George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there is one.” – Winston Churchill, in response.

“I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.” –  Stephen Bishop

“He is a self-made  man and worships his creator.” – John Bright

“He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.” – Samuel Johnson

“There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.” Jack E. Leonard

“He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.”   Robert Redford

“In order  to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.” – Charles, Count Talleyrand

“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?” – Mark Twain

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” – Mae West

“Some  cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

“He uses statistics asa drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . for support rather than illumination. ”        – Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” – Billy Wilder

“I’ve had a perfectly  wonderful evening but this wasn’t it.” – Groucho  Marx