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Hey there, it’s me, Kathy. How was your week? Mine was hunky-dory. Well, almost. You know me. Something always seems to act up or pop up in my world but all in all it wasn’t a too bad a week. Now let me tell you about it.
The first of the week, Sunday, was a complete disaster. I woke up to go to the flea market and my body said nope you aren’t going anywhere today so I didn’t. The pain was so bad I slept most of the day.
I got out of bed to start my day at 7 p.m. So I sat myself down and said that’s enough of this girl, you get yourself together. I told myself I would start tomorrow.
Sure enough I was out of bed just like I was on a mission. That afternoon Vicky came over and off to town we went. In the evening Mary came over so off to the mall we went. Then we decided to go watch George play pool for an hour at the legion then home we went.
Well the next day I couldn’t move. So I won’t be having a day like that again too soon. I think I overtalked myself into moving.
I am still fighting an infection in my bladder. I just finished the third round of antibiotics. I think everyone has an infection in the urinary track some time in their life and it’s the worst thing. You want to pull your hair out. You are running to the bathroom every few minutes. It seems twice as bad at night. Well, that’s like everything. So I put on fluffy socks to keep my feet warm and that for some reason helps calm the bladder down.
I go to the hospital tomorrow to have my urine checked again and see what kind of drug we will try this week.
I think I will pick up a gallon of cranberry juice tomorrow. When you buy cranberry juice to help with your water works, make sure it is pure cranberry juice. Read the label. There should be nothing else in the bottle but cranberries. No apple, no drink, no sugar added, no nothing else. You will be able to tell because it’s usually in the health section and it’s expensive, the same as anything that’s good for you. It does help but let me warn ya before you spend your money it is sour. Not a little sour either but sour - your cheeks will pucker.
My pain level hasn’t been too bad but again at night when I go to bed that’s when it seems to know I want to settle down and all my bones start acting up. I spend hours just rubbing my lower leg bones. The pain can be unbearable but eventually I fall asleep.
This week I want to talk a little bit on pain. When you have cancer every little pain you get after you’re finished your treatments you’re afraid the cancer has returned. That is usually not the case but it is good to keep track of your pain. Is it there more than a couple of weeks? Is it different then just regular pain? After so much treatment you forget what regular pain is, like aging bones, headaches from too much coffee, or coming off coffee. Does it scare you a lot and doesn’t seem to be going away? If over-the- counter medicine like Tylenol Arthritis doesn’t help, make an appointment with your doctor and have it checked.
You don’t have to be scared - you went through enough of that, already.
I did a talk at the Westville Library and it was a full house. Thank you all for coming out to see me on a cold winter’s day. It was nice to meet you all and for you to let me tell my story. The hour talk ran into two hours but you didn’t seem to mind. Thank you so much to the lady that brought me the specialty blueberry jelly. You were gone when I went to thank you so thanks again.
I like doing talks. It gets me out there to mingle with my readers and you get to see the real me. I’m not just humdrum, I’m usually smiling and love to laugh at myself. So if any group wants a speaker for their meeting, just call the New Glasgow News and they will get me in touch with you or stop me on the street and ask - I’ll be there .
Elmo is two today, I guess that should read woof woof, ha.
Emily’s birthday was this week. Hope you had a great day. Happy Birthday. Weight Wise, I’m at 142.2. Dad and Janet did not come over this week. Janet has a cold. I hope she gets better quick. I miss them.
As I’m writing this tonight the snow is coming down so slow. It just seems to be floating to the ground and it’s so clean and bright in the moonlight. But you know my life - it will be a snow bank by morning because I have to go to the hospital. Ha.
Have a great week all and don’t put away your snow boots just yet.