March 29, 2021 - Spring Has Sprung
It is hard to believe that over a month has passed since my last update. I suppose that is a good thing. My updates are usually providing health updates, family heartache, or just misfit feelings.
I have none of that for you today. All in all, the last four weeks have been pretty good for the Kranking family. I do have random odds and ends to share, and I'm afraid this may be rather boring to some. Living a boring mundane life is awesome!!
Let's see, where to begin...
Well, I still have my new car. I think it is hovering around 300 miles on the odometer, so I'm doing my part to the world by making the streets safer. I will say, I went to Publix the other day, and I was downright giddy. I had my music blaring, singing loudly, and waving at anyone that would wave back. I'm sure people thought I looked crazy. I felt so free.
In other news, my sweet sweet handsome son reached a milestone. He crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. He is on his way, working hard on earning his merit badges. His plan is to make it to Tenderfoot by May, which is in his sights. Many thanks to the friends who have guided him, participated and allowed him to interview you. It has been a big help so far. Don't stray too far, you never know when we may be reaching out to you for some Boy Scout worthy skill and guidance.
Also for those who have been following our story, I have purposely stayed away from political, religious, and any other controversial topic. (Reminder: My writings are my love letters to Mason and Jamie when I am no longer around for them to hear my voice. AND, no that was not morose, just reality!! God willing, I plan to be be embarrassing him silly as he graduates high school!) Sigh...I digress.
Back to controversy. Jamie and I did it. (Well, we did that a long time ago, LOL). We have received BOTH of our Pfizer COVID Vaccines. We are both vaccinated. I know that many of you are on the fence and may not believe in vaccines. Heck, many of you don't believe in COVID. But from where we are sitting, COVID is too real and too scary for us. We haven't been sitting in the Cheap Seats, we were Front Row and Center to the horrors that is COVID. Until you helplessly watch someone you love fight for their life and lose the battle, you will not truly understand. AND, we do realize the overall percentages of severe symptoms are "low", I only have one thing to say, "I lost my beautiful sister-in-law to COVID, screw percentages". With my immune system as embattled as it is, the vaccine is a blessing. Mason may lose me to Cancer, but not COVID, not if I can help it.
Oh, and by the way, the percentages for getting Breast Cancer and then it metastasizing to your brain as Stage IV cancer are low as well. If the only thing preventing you from getting vaccinated is laziness, DON'T BE LAZY. AND, if you are exposed to COVID, STAY HOME. Done with controversy.
Back to random life. In sunny Florida, the month of March brought spring flowers, warmer weather, and we had visits from dear friends. We planted an herb garden, went to the TPC practice round, Mason baked a blueberry pie, and we even went to the zoo!
My health is stable. My treatment has remained unchanged. My mundane life includes morning and evening meds, blood draws and injection every 3 weeks, and many sleepless nights. Scans are in the distant future, so the only thing we can do is live life to the fullest. Spring has Sprung, and by golly I do have a spring in my step!