UPDATE: MRI and Endoscopy Ahead

This liver stuff is expensive! I’m thinking Walmart should open some transplant departments. Maybe they could offer some coupons or something. I’d definitely go on double coupon day. 20% off would save me $100,000. Or maybe I could get one of those extreme coupon people to get it for me for free.

I’m very relieved not to have to be rushed through the process this summer. But, as much as we wish it were true, I’m not out of the woods. I’ll need a new liver … maybe this fall, maybe next year or maybe even beyond. I want beyond. I want way, way, way beyond and am praying for that.

Next up I have an MRI and then an endoscopy. An endoscopy is a procedure where they feed a camera down my esophagus to look at blood vessels. As a liver shrinks with scarring, the pressure increases in the veins that go to the liver. Then, they burst. That’s very bad. It can be fatal. So, they watch for it.

The MRI will measure a bunch of things.

I can’t believe I’m quickly approaching the $40,000 mark for all this stuff. Honestly, that’s becoming my major stressor. My ability to work has been limited so my poor wife is carrying too much of a load. I don’t like that.

I’m thankful for the web design work and understanding why I got that undergrad degree in journalism and advertising. So many computer techies are throwing together websites with no knowledge of design principles or copy writing. I enjoy redesigning and making people happy with websites that work. If you know anyone who needs a website or redesign, please refer me.

I’m also continuing to rebuild my photography business and am looking to shoot family portraits, senior pictures, weddings and events.

Please pray with us. I’d love to be healed of this disease. In the meantime, pray that this doesn’t wreck us financially and that the Lord supplies work for me.

Is the Walmart transplant division hiring?

About Scott Linscott

Living life to the fullest, walking in the dust of my Rabbi, creating art through photography and written word, speaking words of hope and encouragement at conferences, workshops, church and civic gatherings.
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3 Responses to UPDATE: MRI and Endoscopy Ahead

  1. Hal Cushing says:

    It is mind boggling how much and how fast the dollar signs can add up when it comes to medical ‘stuff’. It is easy when we don’t need it to say God will provide. We all know that there is no easy answer why the Lord let’s us go through various trials and tribulations. There are times that one feels like a square peg being driven through a round hole. We’ll continue to pray for you and your family that there will be more and more joy moments each day.

  2. aunt Betty says:

    i have the mri once a year and the scope thing once ayear. I did have the vein busting thing, not fun, But I am still here and I thank my good Lord for that. Just with in the hour I did meet a man in Portland at the Dollar store he just had a liver transplant at Lahey 4 months ago and he is doing great. It was a great thing talking to him It is great to know it does work.

  3. Gary says:

    For what it’s worth, Scott, and that ain’t much right now, I’ll head your way for blog and book site re-design when the delayed inheritance trickles in (or pending my wife getting a job which she scoffs at saying, “Why can’t I be retired like you?”). And my dog-walk prayers for you continue…Oh, dang, the mutt is staring at me now wanting to go outside. Guess I’ll have to walk her and pray for you.

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