Mike's Covid Blog # 5 ...Which is Worse the illness or the Cure?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

Well..it has been a full week plus since my 2nd of only 2 covid vaccine shots...and guess what? There will not be a third.

It was either a non-event or a placebo.  I had no side effects from shot # 2 of the Pfizer vaccine.

Does it even matter at this point? I have many folks I know who say they are not getting the shots.  I most likely will not get any more than the two.  Only lasts 3 months..right?

Since my 4th blog on the covid vaccine...my neighbor, "Cajun", has lost his two year fight with cancer.  Went to his visitation tonight. Hate going to those...

Although we were not real close friends...each family knew they could count on the other and many times Gary called or texted to remind us our garage door was open when he took his pup out for a late evening potty break. Going to miss his Louisiana accent.

Since my 3rd Covid blog...A close friend of mine lost his (elderly) Mom to cancer...and again...since my last covid blog...his Dad passed unexpectedly 15 days after his Mom.

On the bright side...a young cancer survivor...Aiden Lukasiewicz...who is one of my true heroes...celebrated his 10 year anniversary of being cancer free. There are only two picture frames that hang high above the doors in my office...My 2005 Broker's License which allowed me to own a real estate company the past 16 years...and a 2018 photo of Aiden and myself after he gave me his "first" autograph ever! I told him someday I would give it back when he was in his twenties.  He just turned 12!!

Cancer sucks way worse than Covid does in my world...and I know many more people who have passed from it than from covid.  SO not sure there will be a covid #6 blog...

I am going to close with the photo's high on my office wall of my license and of Aiden and myself... I hope he grows to be an old man!!

Until next time...Live life...don't hide from it!

Aiden Lukasiewicz and Mike McCann with Aiden's first autograph ever!!

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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - well, I am scheduled to receive my first Covid vaccination tomorrow morning.  I understand medicine is a science.  It is not exact.   Experiments and discoveries are a part of it.  You may call me a fool so I guess April 1 is an appropriate day for me.  

Mar 31, 2021 04:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Mike... so happy to hear you've had no untoward issues as a result of your second vaccination. Sorry to hear about the deaths of friends and neighbors... it's never easy. And yes, cancer does suck. Having lost my own mother to it, I totally get it.

Mar 31, 2021 04:13 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, live life, don't hide from it. And yes, cancer and other diseases do suck. I lost both my parents to cancer and a sister to a complication from measles. I'm sorry to hear about your recent losses. Virtual hugs are coming your way.

Mar 31, 2021 05:02 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Mike. Like you have lost more friends to cancer than COVID. Have also had both doses of the vaccine and here in Chicago it provides no additional freedom. So, I am living life with all the restrictions. Enjoy your day!

Mar 31, 2021 05:27 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Michael...Yah  April 1 is an absolutely perfect day to get a covid virus shot!! Not even a hint of srcasm in my comment...either?   Good Luck and hope you have no adverse reactions!

Mar 31, 2021 06:12 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Nina...I am much more worried about folks I know who have cancer versus covid.  Not to gloss over covid...but we are not living out lives and we need to do that. Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 31, 2021 06:15 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Thanks Kat!  Sorry to hear about your Mom.  I have also lost my Mom to leukemia and my dad had lymphoma... both at or before my age.   I have made the decision that I do not give a rat's tail about covid anymore...and am moving on from it...I hope others do too.  Thanks for the virtual hug...sending one back...I guess you are supposed to hug at least 15 seconds or more in real life...not sure the length online🤗

Mar 31, 2021 06:21 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

HI Wayne...that is what frustrates me. I work in towns up to 50,000 population and as small as only a handful.  Virtually all smaller towns in the 2 or 3,000 population range have very few wearing masks or worrying about it...and their numbers are lower than in the bigger towns.  I have been working the smaller towns much more the past year.

I am now part of the restriction free movement...if there is one. 

Take care!!

Mar 31, 2021 06:26 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Mike sorry to hear about the losses lately.  And also glad you're not giving the covid thing anymore attention.  I'm so done with the whole thing.  Life life to the fullest every day!

Mar 31, 2021 02:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Mike- I had my second shot today. No issues...knock wood. We've been less restricted in Texas and while masks are no longer mandated, many businesses as that you wear them. I have no problem with that. I think most of us are ready to move on. 

We have more pressing issues facing us. 

Mar 31, 2021 06:59 PM