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Hey there, it's me Kathy : Medical updates and a new companion

Kathy Golemiec
Kathy Golemiec

I have another health update to share with you.

The doctor put me on a new pill and upped my medication to help my nerves. And wow! I haven't had this much energy in a couple years. So this is what it's like to be awake most of the day! I only nap about an hour now instead of three and, I must say, that feels good.

I needed another bone filler treatment and I still have another round of chemo coming up. I have to get a full scan to see if the new chemo is working and if it isn't then another one will have to be found.  

Also, I have an appointment in October to help deal with my ongoing toe issues. In addition, the doctor looked at my wrist and said he will get a neurologist to look at it. He said it's not carpal tunnel but he isn't sure what exactly it is. The wrist pain is worse than any pain the cancer gives me lately.

But that’s not all. It will be October before I get a test for my bladder. The new pills are helping but they only start working in the middle of the day, oddly enough. I can't wait to find out what’s going on with my bladder because the specialist said everything is in place.

On an unrelated note, we have to remember life is short and to respect and be kind to others. I try to be nice to everyone I meet and it brings you good karma.

I have an example of others being good to me. My father and brothers, along with some secret readers, bought me a puppy. He is a Chihuahua, who I call Thunder. He is six pounds and a cutie but the little guy is scared of everything. He’s great company, though, and is starting to learn how to go out. He doesn't bark and only cries when he doesn't see me for a while. It's the first time in my life that I let a dog sleep with me and he actually gets under the blankets and I barely know he's there.

Well folks, that’s all for this week. Talk with you soon. Take care!


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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