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Tag Archives: Liver
NOON: Beyond the Biopsy: The Massachusetts Panel 9/16
Join us live at 12 PM Eastern for this Global Liver institute panel discussion about non-invasive alternatives to biopsy. Http://www.facebook.com/GlobalLiver Beyond the Biopsy is a GLI program dedicated to accelerating the acceptance and adoption of non-invasive diagnostics as an alternative to biopsy. … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged biopsy, GLI, global liver institute, Liver, transplant 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
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
Yes, footie pajamas are all the rage. Goodbye 2014
Welcome to the thirty-first edition of our family year-end letter. Other than a few very difficult years, this life has been pretty happy for us. Robin and I love the annual letters that come our way at this time of year. … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged Christmas letter, Linscott, Liver, recovery, 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
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
I’ve got the green light … Now what?
A week ago Josh and I walked through the doors at Lahey Hospital and headed to the transplant wing. When we walk around Lahey we do it like we built the place. We know where everything is because we’ve spent … Continue reading
Posted in change, Christianity, hope, Lahey Clinic, Liver disease, pastor, transplant, transplant recovery Tagged Christian, chronic illness, church planting, direction, faith, focus, healing, health, hope, Lahey Clinic, Liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, Maine, ministry, NASH, New England, organ donation, pastor, planter, vision 3 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
Facing the storms in your life with determination
My clock said 2:36 AM. I woke up praying for little Adam Chambers. Adam is at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital fighting cancer. He’s only 2. My prayers shifted to EJ, another little warrior fighting a similar fight as Adam. … Continue reading
Posted in Liver disease Tagged cancer, casting crowns, crisis, Facing death, faith, health, Liver, nemo, positive attitude, storm, transplant 2 Comments
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
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
Posted in discouragement, End Stage Liver Disease, facing death, Fatty liver, Fatty Liver Disease, Find God, Jesus, Liver disease, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, pain Tagged bear with one another, bracelet, cancer community center, Christian, chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, depression, direction, family, fight back festival, healing, help, hope, Jake Groom, Lahey Clinic, Liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, love your liver, NASH, never quit, organ donation, Pineland, PUSH, quitting, transplant 4 Comments
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
Posted in Liver disease Tagged family, fight back festival, life after transplant, Liver, love, love of God, miracle, transplant 5 Comments
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
Posted in Liver disease Tagged chronic illness, Chronic pain, cirrhosis, death, depression, direction, Donate Life, faith, fear, focus, Haiti, Hardship, healing, help, Katrina, Liver, Liver disease, liver transplant, Mercy Me, NASH, organ donation, Praise You in this Storm, prayer, rebuilding, starting over, survival 2 Comments
Got goals? Mine have changed
It was just over year ago when my goal was to plant a new thing. I wanted to begin a faith community that was different than the standard church. It was not going to be built on tradition or institutionalism. … Continue reading
A brief update: Josh and I just had our one month follow up appointments at Lahey and everything looks great! Josh is nearing being cleared to do whatever he wants. He’s a popular guy among the staff. All of my … Continue reading
Posted in End Stage Liver Disease, Fatty liver, Fatty Liver Disease, Lahey Clinic, Liver disease, NASH, organ donation, Organ transplant, transplant Tagged healing, Liver, transplant 5 Comments