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COLUMN: New puppy is the greatest company


How’s it going this week? It's quiet here this week: Vada went home last week, I miss her, well I miss her all the time.

She had her birthday on the 10th and turned 14, I am so glad. I remember the doctor saying I had about six months to live, and all I could think of was I would not get to see her grow up. Ha, fooled them. Happy Birthday, Vada.

I learned a lot about teenagers today, as I was raising mine. My heart really goes out to the mothers. Everything is double in price and there is no reason for it. They forgot how to play, most of them walk around with a phone or some other hand-held game. They are always looking for a plug to charge it up.

Janet's birthday was the next day. Happy birthday, love you.

It sure was a hot week, I didn't feel like eating, only drank a lot of ice water. I had a lot of headaches.

The doctor put me on a new pill and upped my nerve pill to go with it. I haven't had this much energy in a couple years, woohoo. So this is what it's like to be awake most of the day. I only nap about an hour now instead of three. That feels good and I try to go to bed by midnight,

Vicky and I went to Frenchy's in Stellarton, walked in and I couldn't believe it, mostly everything is hung up on racks and signs are up with sizes. For those who like to dig though the bins there are still some there. The lady is always friendly and will help you find things and they have baskets full of buttons. Prices are not bad.

Our next stop was Final Touch Party Rentals. All I could see was glitter so I talked Vicky into going in. They do a lot of weddings. The owner, Mercedes Hughes, just bought the business a couple of years ago and before that she worked there. They even do parties and barbecues and bring everything you need. She has a wonderful sense of fancy touches. If you have a party or wedding coming up stop in and see what she has to offer.

I have to go to the hospital for my bone filler. I still have another month of chemo-free and I have to get a full scan to see if the new chemo is working. If it isn't then he will find another.

I have an appointment in October for my ingrown toenail, oh my, it will be coming through the side of my toe by then. He looked at my wrist and said he will get a neurologist to look at it, he said it's not carpal tunnel but isn't sure what it is. The pain at a 15½, worse than any pain my cancer gives me so far. It will be in October that I get the test done for my bladder. The new pills are helping but they only start working in the middle of the day.

I can't wait for the doctor to find out what’s going on with my bladder. The specialist said everything is in place and everything hasn't moved but because of so much chemo over the years I think the bladder has gotten smaller. There is no other awful feeling like not making it to the washroom.

My father and brothers and some secret readers bought me a puppy, woohoo. He is a Chihuahua, six pounds and a cutie. The little guy is scared of everything but he is the greatest company. He is starting to learn how to go out, he doesn't bark he only cries when he doesn't see me for a while. It's the first time in my life I let a dog sleep with me – he actually gets under the blankets and you don't even know he's there. I call him Thunder.

Weight is staying the same – now I'm worried about getting thinner.

We have to remember, life is short and you have to respect and be kind to others. I try to be nice to everyone I meet, even if you find it hard to be nice to some people, try, you can do it. It will bring you good Karma.

Have a good week folks… and yes the fruit flies are in full swing.

 

Kathy Golemiec is undergoing cancer treatments and writes about her experiences each week.

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