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When the good part of life hits you hard
What do you do when good stuff hits you hard? Have you ever had moments when you just sit back and think, “holy smokes, I have it good?” There are piles of crap pulling for my attention. Gross, right? Crass, … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged Christian, depression, Facing death, faith, family, fear, focus, healing, health, hope, liver transplant, organ donation, Organ transplant, recovery, Scott Linscott, transplant 2 Comments
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
My wide-eyed wonder girl gave me a wonderful gift
Yesterday, the joy-for-life tears that have been ever-present since my liver transplant in May of 2012, fell off my cheeks again. It was 6:55 in the morning. I gave up on sleep shortly after 3:00 from tossing and turning and … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged Donate Life, faith, family, healing, hope, life after transplant, liver transplant, organ donation, recovery, Scott Linscott, The Choir, transplant, Wide Eyed Wonder Girl 3 Comments
Wasting my bonus days
I think I’m wasting my bonus days. Or, at least, I think I’m wasting too much of them. Imagine you have a giant bowl of mashed potatoes and are a huge spud fan. If you have a gallon of mashed potatoes, you … Continue reading
Posted in burnout, change, diet, direction, recovery, transplant recovery Tagged attitude, bonus day, depression, direction, focus, full life, healing, health, help, hope, investing time, life after transplant, life coaching, liver transplant, Organ transplant, prayer, recovery, relationships, time, time management, transplant 1 Comment
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
Life: have you tried turning it off and on?
Reboot. It’s the first word used by technology nerds in answer to a multitude of questions: “Why is my phone doing …?” “Why is my TV not …?” “Why is my computer so …?” “Why is my toaster …?” Have … Continue reading
Posted in burnout, change, depression, discouragement, exercise, Find God Tagged direction, faith, healing, health, it is well with my soul, life after transplant, liver transplant, priorities, recovery, Scott Linscott, seven habits, transplant, transplant recovery, tyranny of the urgent Leave a comment
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
Do you pray? How do you pray? When? Why?
When I was at my lowest, my prayers seemed intimate and somehow powerful. They seemed like a two-way interaction, I often sensed God’s presence and comfort like a sudden, warm, summer downpour – the type that makes you throw out … Continue reading
Posted in burnout, Christianity, hope, peace, recovery Tagged Christian, church, connection with God, direction, faith, focus, healing, intimacy, leadership, Mark 1:35, ministry, prayer, prayer life, recovery 1 Comment
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
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
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
How should I shepherd this flock? Where do I begin?
“I have something for you,” Jen said. Her face wore her father’s half-smirk-half-smile that always made me wonder what he was up to. She stood facing me close enough that I could see the same spark that I used to … Continue reading
Posted in Christianity, church planting, direction, Liver disease, ministry Tagged Christian, church plant, church planting, church revitalization, direction, faith, focus, healing, historic church, hope, humility, inspirational, installation, liver transplant, Maine, mentor, Organ transplant, pastoring, recovery, Scott Linscott, testimony, Vernon Howell, Westbrook 6 Comments