Category Archives: handicapped

Is life after liver transplant “normal?” Not exactly.

“So, ah, are you, um, like, normal now?” The question came from a friend I hadn’t seen since before my liver transplant. It’s a fair, yet somewhat awkward, question. Am I normal now that I am approaching the 21st month … Continue reading

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Rust, bust, turn to dust and break up in the end?

Just over a year ago we moved into our new little Westbrook house. It was a bittersweet time. It was bitter because we could no longer afford the house we built in 2000, but sweet in that our new home … Continue reading

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Update: what’s my current status

I’ve had people asking what my status is. Am I “on the list” for a transplant or not? It’s all pretty confusing but I’ll try my best to bring you up to speed. Each time my MELD score climbs above … Continue reading

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When you’re weak

Yeah, I struggle. I get depressed. I want to give up, then I want to fight. I feel far from God. I feel closer than ever. I feel alone. I feel surrounded. Good days. Bad days. And in it all, … Continue reading

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Nausea song – to the tune of “The Sound of Silence”

Hello nausea, my old friend, You’ve come to talk with me again, Because a feeling softly creeping, Left its rumble while I was sleeping, And the feeling that was planted in my guts Drives me nuts Within the growls of … Continue reading

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