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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Enjoying Senior Adult Classes at Vanderbilt


Students at Class Session

Students at Class Session

Bonney and I attended an Osher Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt class yesterday. We have been active in this program for more than 10 years. This Fall session had a course we were interested in and at a Handicapped accessible location.

These courses are being offered this session….

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.Classes are held at various locations with this session including….

St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road

The Temple,  5015 Harding Pike

The Commons Center, Vanderbilt campus

Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue

We attended this class………

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

Instructors: Carl H. Johnson, Stevenson Chair in Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Beth Malow, Professor of Neurology, Vanderbilt University, and Director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center Douglas McMahon, Stevenson Chair in Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Terry Page, Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

In order to cope with the challenges of a rhythmically changing environment, plants, animals, and even microbes have evolved an internal biological clock. These endogenous, time-keeping systems orchestrate daily rhythms of behavior, physiology, and metabolism in harmony with the rising and setting of the sun. In this lecture series we will explore the properties of these clocks, how they are set to “local time,” and their utility in various aspects of physiology and behavior. Particular emphasis will be given to the sleep/wake cycle of humans with discussion about the ways sleep is regulated and the consequences of disruption of our daily sleep patterns.

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Osher Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt

Our Good Neighbor…St Henry Catholic Church


StHenry2.jpgSunday, during one of my frequent morning scooter rides around the Cloister neighborhood, I turned down the footpath between 414 and 416 Siena Drive. This old concrete walking path looked like it had been here for decades, the stippled surface of the path was partially protected by sections of a warn and partially rusted painted handrail. This path led directly to St Henry Catholic Church.

I turned left at the end of the walkway and watched the valet parkers pulling away cars that picked up and delivered older members with their walkers to the side entrance to the church dedicated to these parishioners. This was for the 11:00 am Service.

I myself entered through the handicapped entrance past a large room with hundreds of people enjoying coffee and donuts, served after the 9:00 am service, while the room was filled with sounds of children playing in the open areas. I rode by the small chapel, as large as some churches I have visited, into one of the most beautiful catholic churches I have seen in the US; Not as colorful as the Eastern Orthodox churches in Europe and on the East Coast but nearly as imposing as some of the smaller cathedrals of Spain and Italy.

St Henry Church Hwy 70, Nashville, TN

St Henry Church Hwy 70, Nashville, TN

A number of years ago my son joined the Catholic Church. I asked him why? (Since none of the family are Catholic) His perfect answer was “Because going to church makes me feel good.” On Sunday ……I felt GOOD

Absentee Voting in Nashville


.Bonney and I vote by absentee ballot
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To vote by mail, a registered voter must fall under one of the following categories:

  1. The voter will be outside the county of registration during the early voting period and all day on election day;
  2. The voter or the voter’s spouse is enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county of registration;
  3. The voter’s licensed physician has filed a statement with the county election commission stating that, in the physician’s judgment, the voter is medically unable to vote in person. The statement must be filed not less than seven (7) days before the election and signed under the penalty of perjury;
  4. The voter resides in a licensed facility providing relatively permanent domiciliary care, other than a penal institution, outside the voter’s county of residence;
  5. The voter will be unable to vote in person due to service as a juror for a federal or state court;
  6. The voter is sixty (60) years of age or older;
  7. The voter has a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place;
  8. The voter is hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because of such condition, cannot vote in person;
  9. The voter is a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled;
  10. The voter is a candidate for office in the election;
  11. The voter serves as an election day official or as a member or employee of the election commission;
  12. The voter’s observance of a religious holiday prevents him or her from voting in person during the early voting period and on election day;
  13. The voter or the voter’s spouse possesses a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or the voter possesses a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and certifies that he or she will be working outside the state or county of registration during the open hours of early voting and Election Day, and has no specific out-of-county or out-of-state address to which mail may be sent or received during such time.
  14. The voter is a member of the military or is an overseas citizen.
absentee2For Absentee Ballot call 615-862-8800 or go to