What am I up to?

“Not always this laid back”

“Not always this laid back”

Thank you for asking. I am asked this question so often. This phase may just be a salutation, but I have learned many have a curiosity about my various endeavors. A blog seemed like the best way to answer this question on a regular basis. In addition, this blog provides a means for me to keep track in an organized fashion of what I am up to.

The purpose is to record and relate what I am up to these days. The information will be in one place for recording memoirs and historical events. It will be a place to document the present and consider the future.
I expect to regularly make entries concerning various categories: physician/surgeon; medical research and development; the golf adventures and Life. You may see a recent post or follow the topic that might interest you.

Let me know what you think as this blog will becomes my “Lectronic Legacy” in what ever time remains.

Physician/Surgeon

“30 years at the bedside” circa 1980

“30 years at the bedside” circa 1980

In the course of my practice I was one of the pioneers in arthroscopic surgery. This resulted in hundreds of surgeon visitors, such that Ingham Medical Center in Lansing created the first operating room dedicated to arthroscopic surgery including a glass wall for visitors to comfortably observe surgery.

Arthroscopic Suite Ingham Medical Center

Arthroscopic Suite Ingham Medical Center

First and foremost I am a physician/surgeon. No matter a physician’s special interest, the medical license says physician/surgeon. In the course of my medical practice, medicine became very specialized, me included. I went from medical doctor, to board certified orthopedic surgeon to arthroscopic surgeon. My business card indicated such. I did not go so far as to do only left knees and right elbows. When I saw this unfolding, I changed my business card my roots, a “new” specialty called Physician/Surgeon.

 

 

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Inventions/Patents

Inventions/Patents

Official Patent Document

Official Patent Document

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Golf

My friend and partner on the PGA Tour; Howard Twitty

My friend and partner on the PGA Tour; Howard Twitty

I started golf at age 11 a Burroughs Farms, a family recreational area for employees of Burroughs Adding Machine Company. This facility is now called Oak Pointe, west of Brighton, MI. I played on Royal Oak High School team which won the Michigan State High School Championship in 1951 (not a misprint on year). My last year at Michigan State and sfter I was admitted to medical school, I played #3 man on Michigan State College (at that time) golf team. My best competitive score was two under 70 against Notre Dame. I have enjoyed 3 holes in one, the longest being 265 yards in 1955. I played a few local country club invitationals over the years, winning once at the Lansing Country club with Otto Schubel.

Long hiatus in golf due to medical school and practice, but in 2002, I slipped on the ice after a Michigan State basketball game and dislocated my shoulder. This resulted in rotator cuff repair and exploring one handed putting. This led to interest in putting and putter design. This led to meeting Howard Twitty, former PGA tour player and the rest is history and daily documentation of new events now reflected in this blog’s “What are you up to in Golf”

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Life & life

Open Bible

Open Bible

These are musings about Life and life. Notice the capital letter on the first Life. The reason is that it is a synonym or code name for the person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He called himself the Way, The Truth and the Life. Over the years I have lived an imperfect life (not capitalized) which is one of the qualifications for becoming and remaining a Christian. There is a fun scripture that rhetorically says, “Does a well man need a doctor?” Only those with faults need apply.

I have written a number of manuscripts about Life and life. One such many people Christian or not have appreciated is my insight to what goes on in the operating room which resulted in a prayer for those undergoing surgery. (use the form to the right to sign up and get this free)

I have written a short manuscript on “A Physician Looks at Scriptural Healing”. Being a medical doctor and a Christian it was of interest to me, what the Bible recorded about healing. So it was important to me to make this study in light of my clinical experiences. I want the proceeds from this to go directly to Fresh Wind Christian Community in Benzie County, MI.

This section will have many other reflections on Life and life as we go along.

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Answering the frequently asked question (FAQ) of what am I up to now?

A BLOG seemed the best and most efficient means of answering the FAQs on a regular basis.  It might be said that I wear multiple hats or have many interests.  Discovery in medicine will always be the main topic.  However there are other categories; Golf Adventures, Inventions, and some Christian writings.  Hopefully the BLOG will be a format to tell what I am up to in each of these main endeavors.  It seems almost daily there are interesting events; at least to me. Perhaps the events may be of interest to others.

I want to make it clear, I am not retired.  Retirement it is bad for one’s health.  I concluded my clinical practice in 1995, but work regularly in these various endeavors.  I do not see anywhere in the Bible where retirement is to be desired or realized.  I have told my daughters that I will not be speaking at my retirement party.

From time to time I will answer publicly herein those questions that recently surfaced and may be of general interest.  I will not be recording what I had on my hot dog at a ball game, let alone focus on mundane events.

I trust I will accomplish the intended goal of answering “What am I up to?”

Protocatechuate’s Many Amazing Benefits

8/19/2019: The question arises as how can protocatechuate (a.k.a. protocatechuic acid or PCA) have so many health benefits. The answer is very simple.

Health: The common denominator for Health is control of reactive oxygen species or free radicals. PCA is a powerful anti-oxidant, 10X more powerful than Vitamin E.

Disease: The common denominator underlying most diseases is now recognized to be inflammation. PCA is a powerful anti-inflammatory reagent.

Coupling the two properties of PCA, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory explains why there is such a broad array of conditions the literature has identified as benefiting from this phytochemical.

Medical Literature: The medial literature documents the health benefits of PCA. We have chosen the adjective of “Broad Spectrum” anti-oxidant because of the many applications documented in the published following medical literature.

www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2014/952943/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4337037/
www.ptfarm.pl/pub/File/Acta_Poloniae/2015/4/643.pdf

Take time to review www.4WhatAilsU.com for further information, especially the many US Patents.

Make sure you see www.instagram.com/acosmeticskin/

www.A-Cosmetic.com

Anticipated Results of Patience

8/10/2019: If you want:
Renewed strength
Movement as though gliding through air like an eagle
Running and not becoming weary
Walking without fainting
The key is getting used to waiting on the Lord for your answers in life.

Promise from Isaiah 40:31

Time with Tom Izzo

8/12/2019:

I spent some very special time with Tom Izzo at his office last week. Nothing more than sharing life and laughs. Seems like two serious, intense professionals do have fun.

My Book is Available!

7/30/2019: My spiritual autobiography, “Things My Father’s Have Told Me” is available for a donation of any amount to Hondo Carpenter Ministry.

Things My Fathers Told Me

www.hondocarpenter.com

It is in PDF or Internet book version

It is 300 plus pages; some family history, my father’s wise sayings, the prophetic Word God has given me, my teachable moments, and some of my sayings.

I wrote it for my children, but many that had seen it in process suggested I make it public.

Parallel Requests

7/28/2019: It is common for Christians to want something from God that has not materialized as yet while God has something He wants from the Christian so what they want can materialize.

For instance, God always wants to know His Word is operational in the Christian, while the Christian desires the fulfillment of their prayer request. While the Christian impatiently waits for the fulfillment, the Lord wants to know if Habakkuk 3:17-19 is operational in the Christian even if the fulfillment never happens.

God wants to know if the Christian can walk out this Word, “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.”
(KJV)

My Spiritual Autobiography

7/22/2019: I just published “Things My Fathers Have Told Me”. It is my spiritual autobiography of over 300 pages. It was written for my children and grandchildren, but those who have seen it said I should make it more widely available.

Therefore an electronic version may be obtained for a donation of any amount of your choosing to the Hondo Carpenter ministry.

Waiting on web site fix as of 7/27, after which.

Go to: hondocarpenter.com/things-my-fathers-told-me/

Exciting New Patent to Issue

7/18/2019: I learned today that another patent will be issued. The patented method addresses the treatment of infected total joint implants. Although the incidence is low at about 2% those affected face multiple subsequent surgeries. The annual cost of treatment is half a billion dollars in the USA alone.

I discovered a method to help solve this problem, perhaps without surgery. The method includes mobilizing the biofilm covered colonies of bacteria with ultrasound, followed by an accurate diagnosis. The treatment then can be with needle aspiration and installation of the antibiotic I discovered; protocatechuic acid. This metabolite of the dyes found in cherries and blueberries has proven biofilm destroying properties.

Hopefully this patented method will lead to fewer infections and less invasive treatment of those with a surgical infection.

I now need a orthopedic company to share my vision.