Category Archives: Liver disease

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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NOON: Beyond the Biopsy: The Massachusetts Panel 9/16

Join us live at 12 PM Eastern for this Global Liver institute panel discussion about non-invasive alternatives to biopsy. Http://www.facebook.com/GlobalLiver Beyond the Biopsy is a GLI program dedicated to accelerating the acceptance and adoption of non-invasive diagnostics as an alternative to biopsy. … Continue reading

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I’ve been dishing it out for years.

By Scott Linscott I’m ready. I’ve been dishing it out for years, riding the success of Tom Brady, sending my football fan friends teasing memes and razzing text messages. So, yesterday, at the start of the bulk of another NFL … Continue reading

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It’s 46 degrees and there’s “a beaver on da roof.”

By Scott Linscott It’s 46 degrees, 6:50 AM and, apparently, there’s a beaver on my roof. While I am putting our pellet stove through its first test of the season, Ethan is telling me an elaborate story. A beaver, not … Continue reading

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