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Category Archives: Organ transplant
Misinformation in the transplant community?
If you believed in your transplant team enough to have them cut into you, cut out an organ and sew in a donated one, why do you refuse to believe them when it comes to vaccines? Continue reading
Posted in End Stage Liver Disease, Lahey Clinic, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant Tagged anti-vaxx, COVID, Donate Life, fact check, misinformation, tansplant, vaccines Leave a comment
Will your Rotary club meet the 100% challenge?
Following a presentation that I made at our District 7780 Rotary gathering at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, Maine during the summer of 2019, the District Governor, Andrew Glazier, asked, “why couldn’t we make this a challenge for all our … Continue reading
4 years today. A good, good Father.
My eyes opened for the day just before 4:00 AM. I listened to the birds coming awake in the trees just outside our bedroom window and thought “how blessed I am.” I spent some time talking to God about the … Continue reading
Living on the edge of “uh oh” after transplant
It’s quiet. The smells of blueberry muffins baking in the oven and fresh chocolate-raspberry coffee are pulling me awake. My twelve pound, white miniature schnauzer is sleeping soundly on the back of the couch. I know all this will change … Continue reading
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
Posted in chronic illness, depression, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Fatty liver, Fatty Liver Disease, Lahey Clinic, Liver disease, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant, transplant recovery Tagged American Liver Foundation, life after transplant, liver transplant, MELD, NASH, organ donation, transplant, transplant recovery 1 Comment
How do you handle gut-wrenching, suffocating, consuming weight?
My transplant experience gave me a gift that, today, I would like to return. Usually, I’m thankful for it, but recently it has grown so heavy that I feel like it is breaking me. I’ve been watching My 600 Pound … Continue reading
Reliving my transplant nightmare
Remember that book I was working on writing? I let it sit, untouched, from September 2013 until December 2014 when I gave it to my friend Jan Perry to read and clean up. She was my second reader. It’s about 60,000 … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease, Organ transplant, pain Tagged American Liver Foundation, chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, Donate Life, dreams, Fatty liver, health, Liver disease, liver transplant, NASH, nightmare, organ donation, Organ transplant, PTSD, recovery, Scott Linscott, transplant 7 Comments
50 Miles: Hidden tears behind sunglasses
I’m going to be gross for a minute. Skip to the next paragraph now if gross medical stuff makes you want to toss your cookies. Twenty-eight months ago I was lying in a hospital bed at Lahey Hospital with a … Continue reading
Posted in hope, Lahey Clinic, Organ transplant, recovery Tagged cycling, direction, healing, help, Liver disease, Maine, organ donation, recovery, Scott Linscott Leave a comment
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
Posted in chronic illness, End Stage Liver Disease, handicapped, Liver disease, Organ transplant Tagged chronic illness, cirrhosis, forget words, hepatic encephalopathy, Liver disease, liver transplant, made strong in weakness, memory loss, NASH, Organ transplant, recovery, Scott Linscott 5 Comments
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
Posted in chronic illness, End Stage Liver Disease, Fatty liver, Fatty Liver Disease, Liver disease, liver keys, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant Tagged chronic illness, cirrhosis, death, Donate Life, Facing death, Fatty liver, fear, Graft verses Host, GVHD, health, Liver disease, liver transplant, loss, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant 29 Comments
Is the world going “to hell in a hand-basket?” What can we do?
“What is this world coming to?” I heard one of my friends ask that question this morning. It’s not the first time I’ve heard it asked. In fact, I think I hear it asked every time something tragic happens at … Continue reading
Where do you find peace? Where do you soak it in?
Think of a favorite place; a place where you feel peace saturate your soul. Do you have such a place? I have friends who will think of the vast view at the top of a mountain trail while others will … Continue reading
Posted in chronic illness, depression, discouragement, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Find God, hope, Liver disease, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant Tagged chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, depression, finding peace, helping a friend with chronic illness, hope, Liver disease, liver transplant, NASH, organ donation, transplant 2 Comments
Life is full of ironies. This one gives me chills.
Well, ain’t that ironic? Some ironies make me tilt my head. Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways? Why do they call them apartments when they are so close together? Shouldn’t they be closements? Iceland is green and … Continue reading
Posted in chronic illness, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Find God, hope, Jesus, Organ transplant, transplant Tagged chronic illness, cirrhosis, Donate Life, Facing death, faith, gospel, healing, health, help, hope, inspirational story, ironic, ironies, irony, Liver disease, liver transplant, Motivation, organ donation, Rotary, speaker, transplant 4 Comments
Do you ever feel like a number?
I’ve read the whole book cover to cover numerous times. It’s a well-written, rhythmic read that I’d classify as an American classic. But, every time I read it, I’m left with a sad, empathetic realization that we never learn the … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, chronic illness, depression, discouragement, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Jesus, Lahey Clinic, Organ transplant, relationship, transplant Tagged 24601, Christian, chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, depression, dialysis, dilysis, faith, feel like a number, following Jesus, Green Eggs and Ham, help, hope, Jean Valjean, Lahey Clinic, Lahey Hospital. Pomfret, Liver disease, liver transplant, loneliness, name, names, Pomposelli, prodigal, remember, transplant, Zacchaeus 1 Comment