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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
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
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
My therapy seems to be going well.
Back in February I told you I was writing a book about my tranplant experience. The project is going well. I hit 145 pages today. Actually, I’m starting to worry that it will make War and Peace look like … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged book, chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, family, Fatty liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, manuscript, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, recovery, transplant, writer, writing 3 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
Side effects, milestones, purpose, road trip and answered prayer…
I’ve just hit a milestone. Most of you won’t think it’s a big deal, but I do. My transplant docs just reduced the daily dose of my anti-rejection medicine from 8 milligrams to 6. YAHOO! Why am i so thankful? … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged chronic illness, cirrhosis, direction, faith, Fatty liver, health, help, help for someone needing a transplant, hope, Liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, living liver donor, love your liver, Maine pulpit supply, organ donation, Prograf, purpose, recovery, side effects, speaker, transplant, transplant data 1 Comment
Is your family making memories wthout you?
Are you sick of it yet? I am. Every year it’s the same. We see endless “lose weight quick” commercials, are told what to buy to quit smoking while gyms lure us with bargain prices. Magazines, newpapers and the local … Continue reading
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
Posted in chronic illness, End Stage Liver Disease, Fatty Liver Disease, Liver disease, liver keys, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant Tagged <3 Boobies, A feel a day keeps the doctor away, American Liver Foundation, Big or small save them all, Boobs, Boobs like these are worth fighting for, Boobs: They could use your support, breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, cirrhosis, Don't let mounds develop in your mounds, Donate Life, Don’t let cancer steal 2nd base, Fatty liver, Have you had your boobs squeezed lately, healing, Hope for Hooters, I heart boobies, I’m here for the boobs, Liver, liver awareness month. health, Liver disease, liver transplant, Maine, my real ones tried to kill me, NASH, October, Operation: Healthy Hooters, organ donation, Save the Girls, Save the Tatas, Save the woman behind these boobs!, Sweat and Tears, These babies are self-examined, transplant, Yes my boobs are fake Leave a comment
I can hear the Yeti breathing
The day before I was admitted to the hospital in Florida, I went on a roller coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. That, in itself, was a victory. In January of 2009 I weighed 293 pounds during our family vacation in … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, chronic illness, discouragement, facing death, Fatty Liver Disease, Find God, gospel, Jesus, NASH, organ donation, peace, religion Tagged cirrhosis, ERCP, faith, Fatty liver, hope, Lahey Clinic, Liver disease, MRI, NASH, organ donation, pastor, transplant 6 Comments