Meeting with Liver Doctor

Here we go. Do you get nervous around medical stuff? I used to freak out. Now I just freak out about a couple doctors. It’s the doctors who look at my tests and give a thumbs up for stabilizing or a thumbs down for decline.

I’m nervous. I don’t want him to order a liver biopsy. Does anyone want a tool going into them to take a core sample??? EGD … Okay, I’ve done that before. I can give EGD lessons, I think. Colonoscopy? Ugh. MRI? No sweat.

I feel like I’m heading into the locker room to read the coach’s post to see if I made the team. I hated that feeling. I never got cut but I felt for the guys who did. I always was anxious and sweaty-palmed walking up to the list scanning for my name on the roster.

My liver doc will talk about my biliruben levels, my clotting factor and AST and ALT from my last blood draw. He’ll feel my swollen spleen, look for fluid and poke my liver. I know the drill.

So here I go … I want good news. But more than that, I want Jennifer and Julie and Dr. Stephen to see Jesus in me no matter what the prognosis.

I’m an ambassador for the King. It’s a tough spot during a time of war like this.

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 wherever and whenever the opportunity arises.
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4 Responses to Meeting with Liver Doctor

  1. aunt Betty says:

    let me know what they say. I guess I should ask question but I don’t. I like the bus thing. I do ask my number for my meld each but that is about it. I am gett better about Question slow and steady

  2. Alex Silpo says:

    My name is Alex, I am 31 years european man, I don’t drink alcohol and don’t smoke cigarettes, my blood is O+ and I have a good health. If you need liver transplant I am ready to give part of my liver, but I want to receive a big compensation for that…

    • Great! Where do I send my bank account info? Is $1 million enough? I’ve got someone who said they will give me $17 million from Dubai. All I have to do is give them my account so they will wire it in and I give them the rest. Sweet deal, huh?

      Maybe I can hook you up with them so you can keep the 16 million. But for 16, I want a liver, a lung and a kidney. I’ll keep the spare parts in my fridge incase I need them.

      Thanks for your generous offer! Would you consider trading instead? Xbox? Yard tools? My toaster.

      Man, how do you sleep at night?

    • gloria says:

      ABA Family Legal Guide

      Health-Care Law

      Specific Issues in Health Care

      Organ Donation

      Can I sell an organ?

      No in the USA. The National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA), a federal law, makes it illegal to buy or sell organs for profit. You can be sentenced to five years in prison or a $50,000 fine, or both. It is also illegal under the law of most states to sell organs for profit.

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