Happy Birthday Jennie Cooper! One hell of a mother.

Happy birthday mother. I think of you and refer to you everyday!

Prostate Diaries

The ability to do as she pleases and “calm as a hurricane”…they got that right!

Mother’s Day circa 1994:

You were born in the Depression years.  You were named after your fathers’ mother – Jennie Cooper.  As a child, you could skate faster and ride a bike better than any boy in LaGrange, Georgia.  You loved your mother but were much closer to your father.  You are a diehard Georgia Bulldog fan and it goes without saying that you hate Georgia Tech but you always respected a “Tech Man.”  You were in the Coast Guard and loved the Big Band era of the war years.  Frank Sinatra was your favorite.  You are an encyclopedia of Southern sayings like, “If you misbehave again, it’s gonna be too wet to plow.”  You feel like there is a difference between which side of the Mason-Dixon Line you’re from.  A twist of fate determined…

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Positive intent has been shown to be beneficial with patients dealing with medical illnesses.


Take a moment to think about the last time you were cut off by a car while driving. What was your reaction? Most likely, your first instinctual response was anger and frustration. Unfortunately, creating a negative dialogue to go along with a situation comes more naturally for most people. But, what if you could take a pause before reacting to consider the possible reasons for why the driver cut you off. Was he rushing to take his wife to the hospital to deliver their first child? Was she a new 16- year-old driver learning the ropes of the road? Was he in a hurry to his second job? The list of possibilities is endless. The old, familiar saying comes into play here, “Imagine yourself walking a day in someone else’s shoes’. It is impossible for us to know why people react the way they do so immediately assuming the worst…

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Ival O. Salyer: Maybe the most interesting person alive…and a patient of ours!

Northeast Georgia Urological Associates

Note the events, experiences and names alluded to in a mere impromptu 1:26 off the cuff interview at an office visit. Amazing. He did not have time to mention his over 100 patents and doing research work on a mechanical heart with a famous Johns Hopkins’ cardiovascular surgeon! And it is 100 and 1/2…not just 100… and don’t you forget that. Can you imagine being able to say you’ve met Winston Churchill?

download (3)Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindustani: [ˈɪnːdɪrə ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi]née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician and central figure of the Indian National Congress party. She was the first and to date the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the daughter of India‘s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Despite her surname Gandhi, she is not related to the family of 

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prostate cancer and “youth is wasted on the young” and a thousand words are worth a picture.

Just a story about a picture and the past…I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then!

Prostate Diaries

we named our children after towns we've never been to... we named our children after towns we’ve never been to…

So it is the fall of 1979 and I am a junior medical student at The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. I am to be married to my current wife in December of the same year. Because of this I had to scramble to have a place to live for the three months of that fall quarter (did not make sense to sign on to something for a year- I only needed three months). So some friends of mine who lived in a very nice home in which they divided rent by about five agreed to let me live in the living room for three months. I may have had a mattress, I did not have a bed or a bathroom and as I write this I really don’t remember where or how I bathed, ate or slept and went…

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