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Hey there, it's me Kathy: One too many ouches

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Well, some things never change.

With me, it always seems like something is going to happen. For example, last week I had a disastrous day. I wanted to go to the weekend market but I was in so much pain I ended up sleeping most of the day. And stayed in bed until about 7 p.m.

The following day I felt better and was motivated to get up and do some things out of the house. However, the next day I paid for it by barely being able to move.

In addition, I am still fighting a bladder infection and just finished the third round of antibiotics. I think everyone has had a urinary infection at some point. It feels like the worst thing and the bathroom trips never seem to end.

Oddly enough, I put on fluffy socks to keep my feet warm and for some reason it seems to help calm my bladder down.

I will soon get my urine checked again and revisit a medication plan. I also hear cranberry juice helps with your waterworks as long as it’s pure juice. My advice is to read the label and make sure nothing else is added – not even sugar.

Despite the infection, my pain level isn’t too bad lately. Ironically, when I go to bed at night that’s when my body seems to know I want to settle down – and that’s when all my bones start acting up and I spend hours rubbing my lower leg because the pain can be unbearable until I eventually fall asleep.

Speaking of pain, when you have cancer every little pain after treatments can be scary. The natural thought is, ‘Is the cancer back?’

That is usually not the case but it is good to keep track of your pain and if it persists for more than a couple weeks it’s wise to get it checked out.

In other health news, weight wise I’m down to 142.2 and I’m pleased with that.

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In other news, I recently did another talk – this time at the Westville Library and it was a full house. Thank you for coming out to see me on a cold winter day. It was nice to share my story and those in attendance didn’t seem to mind that the session lasted two hours. And, thank you to the lady who brought me the specialty blueberry jelly.

I continue to be interested in talking to any group who wants to hear my story. If so, get in touch with me through this newspaper.

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Have a great week and remember: don't put away your snow boots just yet. Winter is not over!

 

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.

With me, it always seems like something is going to happen. For example, last week I had a disastrous day. I wanted to go to the weekend market but I was in so much pain I ended up sleeping most of the day. And stayed in bed until about 7 p.m.

The following day I felt better and was motivated to get up and do some things out of the house. However, the next day I paid for it by barely being able to move.

In addition, I am still fighting a bladder infection and just finished the third round of antibiotics. I think everyone has had a urinary infection at some point. It feels like the worst thing and the bathroom trips never seem to end.

Oddly enough, I put on fluffy socks to keep my feet warm and for some reason it seems to help calm my bladder down.

I will soon get my urine checked again and revisit a medication plan. I also hear cranberry juice helps with your waterworks as long as it’s pure juice. My advice is to read the label and make sure nothing else is added – not even sugar.

Despite the infection, my pain level isn’t too bad lately. Ironically, when I go to bed at night that’s when my body seems to know I want to settle down – and that’s when all my bones start acting up and I spend hours rubbing my lower leg because the pain can be unbearable until I eventually fall asleep.

Speaking of pain, when you have cancer every little pain after treatments can be scary. The natural thought is, ‘Is the cancer back?’

That is usually not the case but it is good to keep track of your pain and if it persists for more than a couple weeks it’s wise to get it checked out.

In other health news, weight wise I’m down to 142.2 and I’m pleased with that.

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In other news, I recently did another talk – this time at the Westville Library and it was a full house. Thank you for coming out to see me on a cold winter day. It was nice to share my story and those in attendance didn’t seem to mind that the session lasted two hours. And, thank you to the lady who brought me the specialty blueberry jelly.

I continue to be interested in talking to any group who wants to hear my story. If so, get in touch with me through this newspaper.

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Have a great week and remember: don't put away your snow boots just yet. Winter is not over!

 

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.

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