A takeover post from Kelli–
As you know it’s been topsy turvy the last few days for our family. Here are the updates from yesterday.
1-Dad got radiation on the new spot and on his lung mass. No chemo though.
2-Dad’s cancer is now considered treatable but not curable.
3-He’ll be in a neck brace for some time. We don’t know exactly how it will all play out until we can get the pain more controlled.
4-Mom successfully stayed on her diet and took her first shot.
Mom and I were talking about something that required me to look up something on the computer. And saw a few blog comments that weren’t approved. If you are someone who reads the blog often, but don’t comment and decide to comment one day, it goes into a bank that requires it to be approved to make sure that you aren’t some kind of marketing person trying to spam us, aren’t a Nigerian prince looking to have someone wire you money, or some other crazy thing. I got to reading them and realized that quite a few dealt with wanting to help out with expenses due to Dad having cancer and mom’s own issues.
Let me tell you this–Mom and Dad aren’t ones to ask for help. After reading those comments, I know that there are some people out there that are wanting to help. I’m hoping Mom doesn’t kill me for this, however I know that she probably won’t respond to those comments so I will–If you would like to send any cards or well wishes this is their address below–
Roger and Jo Kramer
111 2nd Ave NE
Waucoma Iowa 52171
A few people had asked about a Go Fund Me account. While that works for some, they do collect a pretty hefty fee for using it. If you want to send something, it would probably be best to use the address above or this Paypal button below.
If you’re a gift card person, mom loves Amazon…Wal-Mart and gas cards.
Your thoughts, comments, and encouragement is so amazing! It feels great to have so many people in our family’s corner cheering us on through the highs…and the lows too!
We had visitors at the hospital today. Thanks to Uncle Jay and Steph also to family friends Carl and Mandy. Dad appreciated the visits. We did too.
We have a long road ahead. No fears though. Mom says we have to pull up our boot straps and go on. She’s right. There is no way around this but to go right through. Thanks in advance for your support. I’ll ask for forgiveness from Mom for doing this later.