Category Archives: liver keys

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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Um, I like boobies …

Boobs. It’s National Boob Month. Football players wear pink cleats, baseball players swing pink bats and teenage boys get tossed out of school for wearing t-shirts proclaiming, “I like boobies!” We all know they are just trying to get away … 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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My new friend Bill. His liver transplant story

I have a new friend. Bill has been encouraging me with complete understanding of my emotions, my struggles, my good days and bad. I’m not sure how Bill found me since he’s in Virginia but i am truly thankful he … Continue reading

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Confessions of a former wheelchair snob

I’m just going to put this out there, as insensitive and politically incorrect as it is. It’s gonna shock those of my readers who paint me as a martyr, super-saint or spiritual giant. What can I say, that was a … Continue reading

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