Tag Archives: depression

I saw God on the corner this morning.

I have a cold. Yeah, so what, who doesn’t? Yesterday I realized I also have a new label slapped on my back as I heard myself tell someone, “I’m immunosuppressed.” I never thought that would be part of my introductions. … Continue reading

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You are so pushy! Thank you.

Do you remember back almost about a year ago? One of the first fundraisers to help with my transplant was a rubber bracelet that said “P U S H.” It was an acronym for “pray until something happens” or some … Continue reading

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Four months ago yesterday the storm came to a head

Yesterday was my four month anniversary of my life-saving liver transplant. That’s old news, right? I mean, you might be thinking, “Okay already! Move on.” I get it. I really do. We get sick of hearing something repeatedly. I remember … Continue reading

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Am I out of the woods?

I love vanilla soft serve ice cream. My wife hates it. Since most soft serve places don’t offer hard ice cream we usually end up at shops with pretty teenage scooper girls digging into ice cream buckets. While I prefer … Continue reading

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You can’t spell “community” without u and i

This liver transplant journey has been the most difficult period of my life but I see lots of good that has come out of it. For instance, I now am part of a pretty tight community. We all speak the … Continue reading

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Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Saturday day was awesome. For the first time since I can remember I felt 98% normal. I felt like I was not one of the .000017% percent of Americans receiving a liver transplant this year. I felt like Pinochio after … Continue reading

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When I look at the stars I see …

When was the last time you looked at the stars? I’m not talking about a quick glance. I’m talking about putting everything on pause, silencing the noise and looking. When was that? Thursday night, August 2, I sit on a … Continue reading

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Had one of those days? Bombs or waves?

Have you ever stood in the surf while ocean waves rush toward the shore? I know many of my midwest readers have not. The larger the waves, the greater the anticipation and the greater the danger. I like the smaller … Continue reading

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It’s not just me

I share the following from one of my readers who is writing his own story in the face of suffering… God bless you Scott. I totally agree with you. I went through a very debilitating illness myself two years ago. … Continue reading

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That light at the end of the tunnel? An oncoming train?

Today’s entry was written in response to one of my reader’s struggles and questions in the face of a very difficult set of circumstances. I think we all share similar thoughts when crisis hits. You’re right. There aren’t many modern … Continue reading

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