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CAUTION: Homeopathic rant ahead
I’m ticked off. Pissed actually. I don’t like rants and I am not a fan of drama but, for the love of Pete, could we maybe tone down the homeopathic aggression maybe a notch or ten? Yeah, I’m biased on … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged American Liver Foundation, antioxidant, Big Pharma, chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, copper bracelet, Donate Life, drink, essential oil, healing, health, homeopathic, Liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, magnetic healing, medicine, recovery, scams, Scott Linscott, supplement, transplant, vaccines 2 Comments
What??? My doctor visit was not perfect???
I’ve had three years of follow-up visits since my transplant. That means three years of blood lab visits and three years of the 108 mile drive from my door to Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts. And, except for … Continue reading
Posted in recovery Tagged bp, chronic illness, healing, high blood pressure, life after transplant, liver transplant, organ donation, pressure, recovery, Scott Linscott, stress, transplant Leave a comment
My Christmas gift made me cry 5 months later.
According to my family, I am a tough buy. I don’t understand it at all but I have heard it for almost thirty years. I think I’m an easy person to get gifts for. I mean, I like a lot of things. … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged chronic illness, family, healing, hope, life after transplant, liver transplant, Organ transplant, recovery, Scott Linscott, transplant 2 Comments
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
Facing burnout. Moving from surviving to thriving.
My last post was January 1. That’s not a good sign for me. You know how that scratchy throat or that slight pressure behind your eyes sometimes is a symptom of a bigger problem, a virus? When I stop writing it’s … Continue reading
Posted in recovery, time management, transplant recovery Tagged anxiety, anxiety attack, be still and know, burnout, chronic illness, cirrhosis, facing burnout, faith, Fatty liver, healing, health, hope, life after transplant, Liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, living donor, NASH, organ donation, organ donor, Organ transplant, peace and rest, recovery, Scott Linscott, transplant Leave a comment
May I sit next to you, forever? These seats are spectacular!
Seats. Good seats are expensive. Cheaper seats don’t provide as good an experience. Some seats are soft and comfortable and others are rock hard and a pain to sit on. Some seats are narrow and constricting and others are roomy enough for … Continue reading
PUSHing through and checking off goals in my liver transplant recovery. Donate Life cycling team.
I never want to go through what I endured again on my transplant journey. It was a hell I would not wish on my worst enemy. But now, 28 months out, I see the good that has come. Continue reading
Holy Freak-out, Batman! What just happened?
Sheesh, that was out of control. It felt like I was a combat veteran in one of the thriller movies I like to watch. You know the scene? A car backfires and the loud bang sends the vet into a … Continue reading
Posted in burnout, change, Liver disease, recovery Tagged chronic illness, Chronic pain, direction, faith, fear, healing, health, help, hope, life after transplant, Liver disease, liver transplant, purpose, recovery 3 Comments
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
What do you do when grasshoppers devour your life?
I will post our family Christmas letter tomorrow. It is a run-of-the-mill, holiday brag letter extolling all of the good things of 2013. Yeah, it’s one of those look-how-wonderful-we-are pieces that comedians joke about and some people hate. Know what? … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, depression, Donate Life, Facing death, facing transplant, faith, Fatty liver, God's faithfulness, healing, hope, inspiration, life after transplant, Liver, Liver disease, locusts have eaten, NASH, Organ transplant, personal testimonies, recovery, Scott Linscott, transplant 4 Comments
Flashback to Oct. 31, 2011 and my biggest fear
At the end of October 2011, I posted the following blog entry about my biggest fear. I am reposting it now, after accepting a position as Interim Pastor at First Baptist Church here in Westbrook. Last week was spent preparing … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, depression, fear, health, hope, Liver disease, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant 3 Comments
Liver biopsies ain’t no fun
Slogans. Mottos. Most businesses have them. It’s stuff like, “Service with a smile” or “We don’t spit in your tacos.” I could probably quiz you on famous and well-known slogans and you would do well. Try some. Just do it … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged biopsy, chronic illness, cirrhosis, Donate Life, Fatty liver, fear, life after transplant, Liver disease, liver transplant, NASH, transplant 15 Comments
Is it time to put it all behind me? Forget it?
I can’t help but be amazed by the passing of time and how it changes things. Last summer I attended two weddings and left both early. Both were major accomplishments for me since I was just weeks post transplant. Everyone … Continue reading
Why I am so sure God is there for you
I’m not sure I can communicate how I’m feeling about a milestone I hit today but I’ll give it a shot. It feels kind of like I’m bragging or saying, “Look at me! I’m a big deal” but that’s not … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged bicycle, bike ride, biking in Maine, Christian, chronic illness, Chronic pain, cycling, faith, Fatty liver, finding peace with God, focus, getting in shape, healing, health, help me find God, how do I find God, inspirational story, Jesus, life after transplant, Liver disease, liver failure, liver transplant, Maine, Maine coast, meeting goals, NASH, organ donor, Organ transplant, recovery, riding, road cycling, Scott Linscott, testimony, transplant recovery, weight loss, where can I find God, where is God, where to find God 7 Comments
In sickness and in health. Robin had no idea how bad it would get.
For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health… The following is an excerpt from my book manuscript. When Robin and I looked at each other more than 29 years ago and said those words, we had no idea just … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged chronic illness, Liver disease, marriage vows, transplant, weddings 3 Comments