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Hey there...It's me, Kathy: It's always worth seeing what happens next

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How was your week? Mine was awful… no, make that double awful.

I wanted to go to the hospital on the weekend but I knew none of the doctors or nurses I had to see would be there so I waited until Monday.

My right arm and shoulder were so sore I wanted to scream. I didn't even go to the flea market. I tried taking pain override pills and wrapping my arm in a heating blanket, but nope, it didn't work. I wanted to sit and cry all weekend. I couldn't even comb my hair or put my clothes on; Janet had to help me with a lot of things. Dad and Janet did the flea market for me. I missed seeing all my friends.

I got to see the palliative care doctor, who took X-rays and checked the arm. It seems the shoulder may have a pain hot spot so he called the radiologist to see what he thought of the X-ray. The pain was coming down the arm from the shoulder. Now I have to wait and see what they are going to do with the shoulder, which I had radiated a couple of years ago. Hopefully it will be soon.

I got my blood work done while at the hospital and that came back okay so I was able to get my chemo. Everything went well with the chemo; even the port was working great, no tipping me on my head to get the blood running.

Weight wise – 147. Woohoo! Down one, it’s better than none. And don't forget, I couldn't get my arm lifted to my mouth.

 

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I want to talk a little this week on false hope. It’s like the old saying- don't judge a book by its cover. Well the same thing is - don't believe everything you hear from people or read on the Internet. There are a lot of false cures out there and to prove it to you they will have pictures of very healthy people, usually on a beautiful vacation. And the little caption on the bottom says look at this person, who only a few months ago was fighting deadly breast cancer but with using our bottle of gy for only $49.99 for the next seven days we will give it to you 2/$19.99, yes - you’re reading right - not one, but two, bottles.

Now think about this, if it’s so great why do they have to try to make you think it’s so great with the highest price? When that doesn't work they want you to think they are so great and care so much about you that they will almost give it to you?

These companies are giving false hope. You can check if they are on the up and up or not. Just go to the Competition Bureau's False Hope web page www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/healthfraud

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A friend asked me to send some prayers and I have been, so if any of you have some to spare or good vibes send them to my friend and everyone else who needs them.

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Tip of the week: Be kind… some people have so many things happening wrong they could use a smile.

Have a good week folks – and get out your rain gear and keep warm.

 

Kathy Golemiec is undergoing cancer treatments and writes about her experiences each week.

I wanted to go to the hospital on the weekend but I knew none of the doctors or nurses I had to see would be there so I waited until Monday.

My right arm and shoulder were so sore I wanted to scream. I didn't even go to the flea market. I tried taking pain override pills and wrapping my arm in a heating blanket, but nope, it didn't work. I wanted to sit and cry all weekend. I couldn't even comb my hair or put my clothes on; Janet had to help me with a lot of things. Dad and Janet did the flea market for me. I missed seeing all my friends.

I got to see the palliative care doctor, who took X-rays and checked the arm. It seems the shoulder may have a pain hot spot so he called the radiologist to see what he thought of the X-ray. The pain was coming down the arm from the shoulder. Now I have to wait and see what they are going to do with the shoulder, which I had radiated a couple of years ago. Hopefully it will be soon.

I got my blood work done while at the hospital and that came back okay so I was able to get my chemo. Everything went well with the chemo; even the port was working great, no tipping me on my head to get the blood running.

Weight wise – 147. Woohoo! Down one, it’s better than none. And don't forget, I couldn't get my arm lifted to my mouth.

 

***

I want to talk a little this week on false hope. It’s like the old saying- don't judge a book by its cover. Well the same thing is - don't believe everything you hear from people or read on the Internet. There are a lot of false cures out there and to prove it to you they will have pictures of very healthy people, usually on a beautiful vacation. And the little caption on the bottom says look at this person, who only a few months ago was fighting deadly breast cancer but with using our bottle of gy for only $49.99 for the next seven days we will give it to you 2/$19.99, yes - you’re reading right - not one, but two, bottles.

Now think about this, if it’s so great why do they have to try to make you think it’s so great with the highest price? When that doesn't work they want you to think they are so great and care so much about you that they will almost give it to you?

These companies are giving false hope. You can check if they are on the up and up or not. Just go to the Competition Bureau's False Hope web page www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/healthfraud

***

A friend asked me to send some prayers and I have been, so if any of you have some to spare or good vibes send them to my friend and everyone else who needs them.

***

Tip of the week: Be kind… some people have so many things happening wrong they could use a smile.

Have a good week folks – and get out your rain gear and keep warm.

 

Kathy Golemiec is undergoing cancer treatments and writes about her experiences each week.

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