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Hey there, it's me Kathy : Finally, good news!

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Here’s an interesting event that was … well … interesting, to say the least.

I decided to try some new lip wax strips. You are just supposed to tap them in place and yank them off fast. However, I wasn’t told

to only put one on at a time, don't warm them and don't pull them off slowly. I did all the things you weren't supposed to do and therefore my face was full of pink wax. I tried wiping it off, then put an ice cube on it but that only made it harder and slippery. I tried face cream. Nothing. Finally, another strip was used to rip the previous wax off. I will never do that again and, by the way, it didn't take the couple of hairs off but my lip was swelled up like I had Botox. Not a pretty sight.

On to health issues. My bladder is doing a lot better now with the new pills double the strength. I got the result back from my pap test and everything there is perfect and good for another year.

My big toe on my other foot, however, is now killing me. I have to wait for an appointment to get the surgeon to cut the nail out like he did the other toe. It's strange now such a small piece of nail can hurt so much. And, my fingernails keep breaking off so I have to cut them every day.

But the big news is: all my other tests came back great! The cancer is going down and my hip is rebuilding bone strength and the pain there is gone. I especially notice it sometimes when I have to walk upstairs.

Have a great week folks. And remember, in this hot, humid weather it is important to make sure you drink plenty of water and are not in the sun too long.

 

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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