Or my Kidneyversary? Or something – it’s Number 4!
It has been 4 years since I had my kidney transplant!
Last year was weird with the lockdown and all but this year has been strange in a different way. While we had vaccines that lowered the risk of infection somewhat, we continued to have frequent outbreaks with new variants. Plenty of opportunities for infection…
The fear of catching COVID that was raging last year is down to a bonfire – but for me, I am still pretty nervous! The meds that I take make me immunosuppressed so I am one of those high-risk folks you hear about! And although I am fully vaccinated and boosted, I still spend an inordinate amount of time in the house. The pandemic is still affecting our lives and activities…
For example, I had hoped to be spending this Christmas holiday with my mother-in-law in Mexico but ugh! COVID surges!
With the rapid and overwhelming increase in the omicron variant and the fact that fully vaccinated and boosted folks still have a small chance of catching it…the risk seemed unreasonable for me.
We have rescheduled for spring break – hopefully, there will be a lull in the infection rate by then.
Everyone, stay safe!
NOTHING! It’s still doing what it’s supposed to so yea!
It’s still nerve-wracking to get my blood drawn—I guess that will always be the case. But so far so good! Water is my friend! I have to drink bottles and bottles and bottles each day.
The Year in Review
A lot of this year revolves around COVID – avoiding infection, finding a vaccine (remember when it was hard to get one?), reading and learning about the virus and its family members, and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning!
So travel this year has been limited – we did go pick up our son from his first year of college in Miami. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to just enjoy all that Miami has to offer. hopefully, next year we will be able to go down for a parents’ weekend or something!
Oh, to get back to college, we put him on a plane. LOL
We — my husband and I — also did go to Mexico for a company trip/20-year anniversary celebration in September. The infection rate hadn’t ramped up yet and we decided that we would avoid big groups and eat in our room a lot. It was nice relaxing with each other for a few days.
Oh yeah, we have been married for 20 years!
Here’s to many more!
I still have my blogs:
Homestead Living Tips (new)
But I also have some new stuff coming down the pipeline!
I am self-publishing my first fiction novel this year in late March! It’s a romantic suspense novel. I am working on finishing touches — covers, finalizing the title, etc. It is very exciting!
I will have a website — it’s not done so I will share the link and more information about my novel on this blog soon!
I also still have products in my 3 shops — check them out if you are looking for planners, eBooks, calendars, or other printables:
The Next Year: 2022
This year was not as productive as I would have liked for various reasons. But I have a lot planned for next year. Staying healthy and keeping my kidney functioning is only part of it! I appreciate your interest in my story and I will keep you updated on my book plans!
Don’t forget, if you know of anyone looking for a donor or if you are looking for a donor, send me some info and I will post it on my page/blog!
Have a happy and safe holiday season – and a happy New Year!