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All fun and games till the cone goes on

Kathy Golemiec
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HEY THERE… IT’S ME KATHY by Kathy Golemiec

So how was your week? I couldnt believe it, I looked out the window this morning and there it was in the trees, the white stuff. I wasnt happy to see that. Thunder wasnt impressed either – to start with, he didnt know what it was.

Im doing much better this week, still no feeling in my hands but my feet arent so bad. I went to see my oncologist this week and he said once I get my heart muga scan done, if its OK I will be able to start chemo again, and not long after that the bone filler. The muga scan is a nuclear medicine and thats a two needle. Thats eight needles for this arm this week, not a happy week.

While I was at the doctors the nurse came in and gave me the flu shot and a few minutes later came back and said she had a two-for-one needle day, so I got a tetanus shot as well. I said to her, will this needle hurt? She didnt answer because the flu shot was a breeze, and I hate needles, so when she didnt answer, that was the answer I needed. It only had a little stinging in it, but my arm was fine – no swelling, no sore arm the next day. Woohoo, that was a good thing.

When I got my CT scan done I have a nasty bruise from that needle, my elbow is still black and blue, but that comes with the disease. My hands are still numb so that may be the reason the needles didnt hurt as bad, plus before I went I put the freezing cream on, so the needles dont feel as bad.

The scan came back with five new spots – two in my spine inside the discs and one each on my ribs and of course it has to be the ribs my bra is on so I can feel them all the time, darn. I knew about one on my liver, and I guess its a bit bigger than I was hoping. And my internet hasnt worked for two weeks, so I cant look up how to help my liver by detoxing it. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know. I will try to get my liver cleaned up – no more junk food (there goes my candy, darn). And there goes sugar. Its my responsibility to help clean my liver and get it back into shape.

My pain level is a 10 this week in my hip, and its hard to sit long with the spots in my spine. If I get chemo later this month, hopefully things will get better.

Yesterday was the last day of the steroids, woohoo, so the fluffy face should go down – for the steroids thats a double woohoo. Now I have to work on getting the extra weight off, mostly in my face and belly. Im thinking the belly is swollen also from the liver. So I hope my internet is fixed soon, its been down for two weeks.

My oldest daughter is having a birthday on the 17th. Happy birthday Mandy, have a great day. She lives in B.C. so I wont even get to see the Facebook pictures until after the day. Love you honey.

By brothers girlfriend Wanda is having a birthday tomorrow. Happy birthday Wanda, hope you have a great day. Im so happy you are part of our family. If you see Wanda in Amherst wish her a happy birthday.

Thunder is getting neutered this week, so he is not going to be happy with me going around with a neck collar on. I got a T-shirt that says its all fun and games until the cone goes on. Ha, I think its funny but I dont think he would if he could read.

Thank you for all the cards and gifts, they are so much appreciated. Thank you Colleen for all the prayers, they help so much.

If you drop by the flea market Im under the B sign, stop and say hello.

Tip of the week: Time to get out your winter coats and get them cleaned up for the season. And waterproof your winter boots.

To get the alkaline balanced in your body, someone told me to take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. I will give it a try.

My daughter Mandy is really good at finding things on the internet to help make life easier. She is into natural remedies, she should have been a naturopath.

Have a good week folks – and yes its time to turn the heat on. Stay warm.


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

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