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Hey there! It's me, Kathy - A long journey with many twists and turns


Vicky and I went to the healing touch where they help clean your chakra.  

They send energy to parts of your body without touching you. After we were done Vicky said, “I 'm starting to believe this really works.”  

Meanwhile, I’m having a lot of pain in my shoulder and wrist. I am getting two cortisone shots and, while I'm not worried about getting the one in my shoulder, the wrist injection has me worried. However, it's been hurting a lot for many years so it will be great to be pain free – at least there.

In other health news, I recently had another round of chemo as well as bone filler. I didn't have many side effects from it but something is causing my nails to break and my body to itch.

Weight wise ... 141 pounds; at least I'm not going up. But it's been more than a year and I still cannot get under 140. Oh well, maybe by the end of this year. I have learned that you can never give up. You can have a few slack days, but never give up.

I hope you are all doing well. I want to warn you that if you have something that doesn't seem right and hurts or is irritating, get yourself checked. Only you know what is going on with your body. Even if you went once and the doctor said there is nothing wrong and a month or so later it is still there, go back to the doctor. If that doesn't work, asked to be sent to a specialist. I have the best doctors a person could ever want and if I say something isn't right they check it out immediately.

Looking back on my journey it’s been rough many times, but I’m still here. It was recently my granddaughter Emma's birthday. Where did the years go? It just seems like it was last year she was born and I never thought I would get to see my grandchildren grow up. Vada is 13 now and Emma is four. To me she is like a miracle, I never thought I would live to see another grandchild so every time I hear ‘Nanny’ on the phone it makes my heart feel so good. I have to fight this disease with all I have so I can continue to be part of their lives.


Tip of the week … It was a long winter so give yourself a break and just take care of you.


Kathy Golemiec is a former resident and business owner in Stewiacke where she still has strong family connections. She currently lives in Westville. She is chronicling her struggles and challenges as she undergoes cancer treatments. Her column appears weekly in The Colchester Weekly News.







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