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HEY THERE IT'S ME KATHY: Being sure to take those pills on time

Kathy Golemiec
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By Kathy Golemiec

Hey folks, how were your last few weeks? They have been awful for me – I was in palliative care for a while since my bowels decided to stop working for 11 days. Boy did I feel stuffed. The doctors and nurses got them working again.

I was off the steroids and down 25 pounds, now I'm back on them and I'm starting to swell up again. I ended up with a bladder infection this week – oh joy, not a happy camper. I was not given all the pills to fight it so it didn't clear up yet.

I went over to Truro and Janet and Dad made sure I was eating right and taking my pills on time. Wayne would call whenever it was time to take the pills to make sure I took them when I was supposed to. Dad took me around yard sales and he had to hold my hand most of the time. I wasn't walking too well, but we made it around.

Thunder stayed home with Janet. She takes him for walks a couple of times a day and he loves it. He is staying over there since I have to go to Halifax to see a heart technician. Thunder likes visiting them.

Last week I was fixing my garden when I saw a baby snake – I didn't know I could move that fast. If there was a baby one there would have to be a mother snake. Snakes and grasshoppers and I don't get along at all.

I had the drug store put my pills in blister packs so they are easier to remember to take.

I heard some of you were missing my column. If so, drop me a note at the newsroom nearest you and they will make sure I get them.

I am doing OK, just the walking is giving me some trouble.

Have a good month folks. I guess they want me write around this time of the month from now on.

I am glad you have me on your prayer list, you are on mine.

Now that school is almost out keep your eyes on the lookout for the children out playing. Take care folks.

Kathy Golemiec is undergoing cancer treatments and writes about her experiences for The News.

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