Tag Archives: life after transplant

It’s another BIG day in the Linscott household

“You won’t believe where I found your son,” were words I heard at least once a week when Robin would call me at my office during our daily check-ins. The emphasis was always on “your.” My Donald Jacob, our third-born, was an … Continue reading

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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

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Thankful this, thankful that … yak, yak, yak

Every morning I wake up ten minutes before my alarm. It doesn’t matter what time it’s set to go off – exactly 10 minutes. I reach for my phone to see if I have any messages. I know, I know, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Can words even express how I feel?

I’ve tried to write this blog entry several times but have not been able to find the words to accurately express what I’m feeling. Let’s see if attempt number 5 is any different. To catch new readers up, a quick … Continue reading

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What has been the hardest part of this transplant journey?

I’m more than 8 months post transplant. There have been some very difficult challenges. I’m pretty sure you know that. But what has been the hardest part? Pain and discomfort? I can’t even describe the pain I felt at times. … Continue reading

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Getting goosed in the kitchen

Some families are not very tight. Some are hostile and some don’t even speak. That makes me sad. My family is close. Very close. We’re tighter than an extra small knit shirt on a muffin-top teenage girl. Got the picture? … Continue reading

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