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Do you trust your doctor? Your transplant center?
I trust my transplant team with my life. If it recommends something, I do it. If it says to avoid something, boom, it’s dead to me. Why wouldn’t I? Continue reading
I remember when I didn’t have enough breath to speak …
By Scott Linscott It was December 2011 when my diseased liver was threatening my life. Ascites fluid filled every cavity and made me look like I was 10 months pregnant. Doctors stuck needles into my lung cavity and my abdomen … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged church revitalization, liver transplant 2 Comments
Someone call the zoo!
By Scott Linscott There’s been an escape! Call the zoo! Someone left the door to the monkey cage open. I’m pretty sure these are howler monkeys because they are LOUD. I think they came here because they heard someone say … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged bonus day, brokenness, Christian, cirhosis, cirrhosis, discouraged, Donate Life, family, father, fatherhood, find God, future, gift of life, give life, God's will, grandparent, hope, life after, liver transplant 1 Comment
I’m a weakling, wuss-baby, delicate snowflake.
It’s me. I admit it. I’m the reason so many Americans have their undies in a twist. It’s my fault. Eight years ago I was given a second chance at life with the gift of a liver transplant and now … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged COVID, liver transplant, mask 1 Comment
This is getting old. Immunosuppression sucks
Back in 2011, I said this blog would reflect my transplant journey and would be honest. I like to try to keep things positive but … I am sick again. No, not liver stuff. It’s just regular stuff. I’ve been … Continue reading
Transplant: oils, supplements, drinks
After two messages and three emails this week asking me about cleanses, herbal remedies and oils, I need to be clear about some things. Yes, I had a liver transplant nearly 5 years ago and, yes, I am living healthier … Continue reading
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
We are Guatemala bound in 9 days!
Pinch me. Not hard, please, but I think I need to be pinched. This is a dream, right? Or, am I actually having another part of the life I loved so much before transplant returned to me? In 9 days, … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged liver transplant, mission trip 1 Comment
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
Folding bikes, sunshine and hope for transplant.
Have you ever seen a folding travel bike? They’re pretty cool little engineering marvels. They are perfect for zipping around small areas and sightseeing. When you’re done, you fold them up, throw them in the trunk and head home. Robin … Continue reading
Posted in chronic illness, depression, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Fatty liver, Fatty Liver Disease, Lahey Clinic, Liver disease, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant, transplant recovery Tagged American Liver Foundation, life after transplant, liver transplant, MELD, NASH, organ donation, transplant, transplant recovery 1 Comment