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Getting my head zapped, but no worries

["Kathy Golemiec - Kathy's Diary"]
["Kathy Golemiec - Kathy's Diary"]

HEY THERE… IT'S ME KATHY by Kathy Golemiec

How was your week? Where is all the beautiful weather they promised us, I hope they didn't mean snow, ha.

My week isn't too, too bad, not that great but not too bad. My wrist is still the most hurtful part on me. But with the help of a strap it is easier to type, woohoo. Thank you Kevin .

The radiologist department upped my appointment a day ahead so that way I would have it done before the weekend. It will only take a half-hour to get the procedure done, then they keep me for a few hours to make sure everything turns out OK. They have to be careful with swelling and fluid in the cell – that could not be good, but I don't even have thought in the back of my head (yes that was a pun). I know I will be fine, something is telling me it will be okey-dokey. And that's a for sure and if not they will fix it.

I had a lot of pills to take before they radiate so that will make sure it goes well, and I have the best team of doctors and nurses you could ask for. But I still need you to keep your fingers and toes crossed.

When it's all done I will try to talk the editor into putting a picture of my facemask in the paper so you can see what it looks like. It's as hard as a hockey mask and it keeps my head totally still so there is no way for me to sneeze or anything. You know me, a dilemma of one kind or another, but they make it so I can't foul up. Woohoo. Enough of getting my head zapped. Just a few more prayers and a few more good vibes and I will be fine. Oh, one more thing, the steroids have my face puffy again so no puff jokes, ha.

I want to remind you that winter is coming and the temperature is dropping so it's time to get out the moisturizer, and after your shower put on lots of body lotion. Pure vitamin E is the cheapest and if you get it in the medicine department, not the cosmetic department, it will be half or less in price. Those of you who like the pretty smells like I do, ask friends for half bottles or bottles they were going to throw away because you might like them. And that's a bigger saving. I get a lot at the flea market and Vicky tries everything then hates it and, you guessed it, I get it, woohoo. But you will really notice the difference – no more dry itch.

Thunder got his last needle this week and didn't even cry. He is up to five pounds and he is 10 months. He is getting better with the going out to pee training, a good thing, but he is such a cute little guy, he struts like he is 200 pounds ha.

My hands are very numb. I'm sure hoping that will be gone soon, it is very uncomfortable.

I just thought I may get to some yard sales this week and will be at the flea market this week unless the doctor says different. Ha, people are thinking I won't be there. I'm not a betting person but I'm hoping I will. Dad and Janet will be there. Carol and Betty also help me a lot there .

They should have a song out for me: She's a junk shop junky and she loves the flea market.

It's hard to believe it's almost the end of the month. I hope everything is going good in Glace Bay – I haven't called Geraldine all week. Bedtime is 9 p.m., do you believe it? But I will be back on track soon.

I had great news last week – my granddaughter Vada made 100 on her Grade 9 pre-calculus. She had a half-hour to do the exam and passed it in in 10 minutes with 100 per cent. She was asked to go in the 100 B.C. provincial challenge – woohoo Vada. She gets those smarts from me. Her mother says it’s the fish oil she gave her as a baby, but I still say it's from me, ha. Way to go Vada, she just turned 14.

My granddaughter Emma is waiting for Halloween and loves trying Kinder Surprise to get the surprise inside, ha.

Well have a great week folks – and yes it's time to get out your winter coats and air them out or wash them.

 

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

 

 

 

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