What is Dr. Lanny Up To?

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.

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?”

SHEMA97 face mask assessment

2/1/21: Looking into the effectiveness of this popular face mask seen on TV with sports figures.

Wrong Approach: This is the text accompanying this good looking mask. Maybe good for dust, but not liquid droplets.

“HelmetFitting.com’s SHEMA97 Functional Active Mask uses nano fabric technology to protect the respiratory system from harmful substances and infectious sources. The micro dust proof fabric helps prevent the inhalation of airborne dust and potential virus-laden particles with a 97.1% fine dust filter rate. Its special purpose fabric filters particles down to one micron for superior protection.

Error: The virus is not dust. It is not a dry substance. It does not travel alone. It travels in water droplet which easily goes through this mask.

Proof it for yourself. Put the mask on and place a mirror in front of the mask. Cough. You will see the moisture on the surface of the mirror.

Then put some tap water on the outside of the mask and inhale with your mouth open. You will sense the water come into your mouth.

Good for dust. Not likely good for virus.

Mask Controversy?

1/31/2021: If face masks were perfect, the compliance is so low they would not be effective. The evidence is obvious when watching college basketball; especially the coaches on and off with the masks.

So mask wearing remains controversial. See: https://swprs.org/face-masks-evidence/

I tested the latest and greatest popularized by college coaches: SHEMA97. It is a see through and breath through mask. Cough and moisture goes out. Breath deep and water on outside comes in.

Bottom line: if you can bring air through, you can bring droplets with virus through the mask.

The solution for any mask is at www.sprayawaydoa.com

Advancing My Early Discovery

1/31/2021: I learned today that a group in Australia added mesenchymal stem cells to an operation I discovered in 1980 for regeneration of cartilage in severe knee arthritis. Very satisfying.

Freitag J, Wickham J, Shah K, Li D, Norsworthy C, Tenen A. Mesenchymal stem cell therapy combined with arthroscopic abrasion arthroplasty regenerates cartilage in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis: a case series. Published Online:21 Oct 2020. https://doi.org/10.2217/rme-2020-0128

Powerful Paraphrase Prayers

1/23/2021: I have some paraphrased contemporary ways of praying the words of Bible.

The very good one for results is “Dear Heavenly Father please work out all the details of my life, In Jesus Name.”

This is a paraphrase of the promise “Cast all your cares upon Me, because I care for you.”

Identifying Evil

1/22/2021: DIM or D.I.M. is easy to remember. It stands for Domination, Intimidation and Manipulation. Any one or all when present signal that evil is the source.

Easy application to events of the day, even today. Stay away. Do not embrace. Do not support.

Will be interesting

1/20/2021: For those who hold to a Biblical Judeo-Christian world view it will be interesting if the spiritual laws that governed the future and fate of Israel and or their enemies plays out in contemporary times.