You know how sometimes you worry for nothing? That was the case for me this past week.
I saw my oncologist and he said it was a great checkup: no new tumours, no new brain tumours and the old one is shrinking to nothing. All the other spots in my body are shrinking or have gone way down so they can start taking me off the steroids. I will be weaned off them slowly so I don't have to worry about blowing up like a baby blowfish, and that's a worry off my mind.
One thing for sure, steroids make you want to eat – everything, all day long – then you have to work at getting the weight off again and it's all around the belly and face.
I also recently had a urine test. I thought I had a urinary tract infection, but no, it was all good.
In other news, my friend is home from the hospital. She had open-heart surgery and everything went great. She will be a new person with lots of energy soon. Thank you for all your prayers and good vibes you sent her way.
I heard a saying the other day: Yesterday is long gone and we can't get it back, it's a thing of the past. So, don't worry about what happened and tomorrow isn't here yet so don't worry about it. And today is a present, it’s called that because it's a gift. Make the best of it because that's all there is now; don't throw it away.
Thank you for the letters, gifts and prayers. You can write to me at the paper or just drop letters at the desk. Have a good week folks!
Kathy Golemiec is undergoing cancer treatments and writes about her experiences each week.