Category Archives: Liver disease

A Bonus Day in Boston with My Entire Crew

We had a whirlwind of a great day Saturday. All 13 of us packed into two vehicles to head for Boston for a fun family day. My seat was assigned by Calvin. I was informed, by him, that I would … Continue reading

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We are 1 month from 10 years

It was May 7, 2012 when I received my second shot at life.  I am coming up on ten years of bonus days. Ten years of my Pompom pal at my side. As I approach my ten year mark I … Continue reading

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An escape to the mountains

by Scott Linscott I’ve been in the White Mountains this week. God provided a surprise opportunity for me to escape.. It’s been a productive week. I’ve had times to rest and times when my adrenaline was pumping (trail rides.) I’ve … Continue reading

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COVID 99.7% survivable but half the story

While we do know that COVID survivability is high and hospitalization is low for the population as a whole, the oft-quoted 99.7% survivability statistic only tells part of the story. The actual data shows increasing mortality rates by age. It … Continue reading

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Do you trust your doctor? Your transplant center?

I trust my transplant team with my life. If it recommends something, I do it. If it says to avoid something, boom, it’s dead to me. Why wouldn’t I? Continue reading

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Why masks actually work

By Scott Linscott I’ve been spending a good deal of time doing some vaccine advocacy work and trying to answer misinformation with facts, hoping to maybe make an impact here and there. Being a solid organ transplant survivor, I have … Continue reading

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FOC, I need you

By Scott LinscottI can’t imagine. I have no idea. Though I try my hardest to listen and seek to understand, and though I read the right books and listen to the recommended speakers, my own experience colors my conclusions and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

What a year 2020 has been. While we have all had to cut back on our outings and travels, we Linscotts have enjoyed more of the outdoors. We even climbed a New Hampshire mountain! But, “Home for the Holidays” is … Continue reading

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I remember when I didn’t have enough breath to speak …

By Scott Linscott It was December 2011 when my diseased liver was threatening my life. Ascites fluid filled every cavity and made me look like I was 10 months pregnant. Doctors stuck needles into my lung cavity and my abdomen … Continue reading

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Too much to ask?

By Scott Linscott Here’s what I need, America. I need an empty, clean airport and an empty plane to take me to another empty airport where I can pick up my clean rental car with no human interaction. Then, I … Continue reading

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Some things confuse me.

By Scott Linscott I’ve been given a stuffy to take care of this morning. I am not supposed to put him down. Meanwhile, loud Lego construction work is happening on the floor nearby. I don’t know why I am responsible … Continue reading

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I wonder stuff …

By Scott Linscott I wonder how many individual wood pellets come in a ton? If you haven’t seen wood pellets, they look like rabbit food pellets but they are made of sawdust and mill scraps. We burn them in a … Continue reading

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Dear USA, please, could we have just a moment of silence?

By Scott Linscott Shhh … just breathe. “Ladies and gentlemen, please stand and remove your hats as we ask you to join in a moment of silence…” We’ve all done that before. We know how to do it. Entire audiences, … Continue reading

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Cake is Good but Homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream is Way Better!

By Scott Linscott I try to eat healthy most of the time but when I fall off the wagon, I fall hard. Back in 1901, that expression meant that the driver of the water cart, going around spraying down dusty … Continue reading

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I’m doomed. I have a cold in this COVID chaos.

By Scott Linscott I’m doomed. Yesterday, after my afternoon meeting, I didn’t feel super-duper so I laid down “for a few minutes.” That was at around 1:45 PM. The dogs were very excited because they love afternoon naps on the … Continue reading

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