Category Archives: Fatty liver

Folding bikes, sunshine and hope for transplant.

Have you ever seen a folding travel bike? They’re pretty cool little engineering marvels. They are perfect for zipping around small areas and sightseeing. When you’re done, you fold them up, throw them in the trunk and head home. Robin … Continue reading

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I can’t breathe …

There’s a 50 pound bag of cement sitting on my chest. No, wait. There are two. They are so heavy that I can barely breathe. Crushing. Suffocating. But, the strange thing is that even though I feel like I have … Continue reading

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You are so pushy! Thank you.

Do you remember back almost about a year ago? One of the first fundraisers to help with my transplant was a rubber bracelet that said “P U S H.” It was an acronym for “pray until something happens” or some … Continue reading

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Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Saturday day was awesome. For the first time since I can remember I felt 98% normal. I felt like I was not one of the .000017% percent of Americans receiving a liver transplant this year. I felt like Pinochio after … Continue reading

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Our transplant story in 2 minutes. Please watch and share.

Josh and I were just at Soulfest 2012 with thousands of music fans in Gilford, NH. We were asked to share our liver transplant story and they put together a professionally produced video that gave us the opportunity to encourage … Continue reading

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You have 5 minutes. Go!

My friend AJ could sell an ice cube to an Eskimo. He’s a people person with an enthusiasm and positive attitude that will not quit. It’s like he has a magnet inside him that makes you want to be around him. … Continue reading

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Hey fatso! Are you ready yet?

It’s time. You know it is. It has to be. Your doctor has told you. Your wife has hinted or your husband has avoided the hornets’ nest for the most part. You’re too fat, right? I remember the first time … Continue reading

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First a new liver and now a new baby!

Yupp, that’s it, Robin’s preggers. Haha . Noooooo, not really. But we do have a new baby, in a way. We now have a four month old miniature schnauzer puppy. We got her yesterday as a gift from my sisters. … Continue reading

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Got goals? Mine have changed

It was just over year ago when my goal was to plant a new thing. I wanted to begin a faith community that was different than the standard church. It was not going to be built on tradition or institutionalism. … Continue reading

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Status update

I’m lying here in my hospital bed watching “the Big Bang theory” and figured I would give you a status report. I had blood drawn, a CAT scan, chest x-ray, and blood cultures. I won’t know any of the results … Continue reading

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Good reports!

A brief update: Josh and I just had our one month follow up appointments at Lahey and everything looks great! Josh is nearing being cleared to do whatever he wants. He’s a popular guy among the staff. All of my … Continue reading

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Does God send pain and disease to get his jollies?

Face it. Some days kinda suck. It’s the reality of life. I think without some sucky days that we would not appreciate the good days as much. I think I’m really going to appreciate tomorrow because today? Not so much. I’m … Continue reading

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Weird to realize

Ya know what? I just realized something. Despite the pains of healing from my transplant … I haven’t felt this good in a year – alert, sharp, some energy. For the past year I have just felt “sick” all the … Continue reading

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Day by day

On May 7, 2012 surgeons opened me up and put in a piece of my sons liver to replace my own diseased liver. Without a transplant my death was certain. Readers of this blog know the emotions that I went … Continue reading

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Status: Wed May 16′ , 4:45 am

My sister Gloria spent the night with me. She was my guardian angel. She tracked down nurses and medicines and made me comfortable. I started out today with a walk around the wing block . Robin and I are praying … Continue reading

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