Colum­nist Kathy Golemiec con­tin­ues her bat­tle with pain.

Grand­daugh­ters fuel fight to sur­vive

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton - Kathy Golemiec

Hey there, it’s me, Kathy. How was your week? Mine was pretty good.

The flea mar­ket was slow be­cause it was Mother’s Day, but it was nice to see ev­ery­one.

Even the weather wasn’t too bad. I planted some out­door plants this week.

Vicky and I went to the Heal­ing Touch. They help clean your chakras and send en­ergy to parts of your body with­out touch­ing you.

‘’I’m start­ing to be­lieve this re­ally works,’’ said Vicky af­ter we were done.

“I’m glad you are start­ing to get it,” I said. “Then we can go.”

It’s ev­ery two weeks, up­stairs at the fire sta­tion in New Glas­gow. The next one is on May 30. It starts at 7 p.m. and it costs $5.

I am hav­ing a lot of pain in my shoul­der and wrist. I am get­ting two cor­ti­sone shots to­mor­row. I’m not wor­ried about get­ting the one in the shoul­der but the wrist has me wor­ried. It’s been hurt­ing badly for years. I’m go­ing to be so happy to be pain free there.

Dad and Janet came up yes­ter­day. I went with them to see the eye doc­tor.

Today is Emma’s birth­day. Where did the years go? It just seems like it was last year she was born. I never thought I would ever get to see my old­est grand­daugh­ter grow up. Vada is 13 now and Emma is four. To me Emma is like a mir­a­cle. I never thought I would live to see another grand­child.

Ev­ery time I hear “Nanny” on the phone it makes my heart feel so good. I have to fight this dis­ease with all I have so I can be part of their lives.

Happy birth­day Emma. Have a great one.

Fid­dle­heads are out — make sure you clean them re­ally well.

I sure hope the weather stays good so I can weed the gar­den. The weeds grow faster than the flow­ers.

I got my chemo last week and I also got the bone filler. I didn’t have many side-ef­fects from it but some­thing is caus­ing my nails to break and my body to itch. I will ask about that to­mor­row.

I was sup­posed to get the name of the new chemo drug for a per­son so he can give it to his doc­tor. I will do that next week for you.

I guess ev­ery­one has been to the new Value Vil­lage. I like the store. I like get­ting the bags full of stuff I’m look­ing for but I find the clothes a lit­tle pricey.

Just think it won’t be long un­til you can put away your win­ter coat and start spring clean­ing. I hope my shoul­der and wrist get bet­ter so I get my place done.

I hope you are all do­ing well and if you have some­thing that doesn’t seem right and hurts or is ir­ri­tat­ing, get your­self checked. Only you know what is go­ing on with your body. Even if you went once and the doc­tor said there is noth­ing wrong, and a month or so down the road it is still there, go back to the doc­tor and if that doesn’t work, asked to be sent to a spe­cial­ist.

I have the best doc­tors a per­son could ever want. If I say some­thing isn’t right they check it out right away.

Weight wise, I’m still at 141. At least I’m not go­ing up but it’s been over a year and I still can­not get un­der 140. Oh well, maybe by the end of this year.

You never give up. You can have a few slack days but never give up.

Tip of the week: It’s been a long win­ter. Give your­self a break and just take care of you. You took care of ev­ery­one all win­ter now it’s time to take care of you.

Sheri came over to visit this week. It was good to see her.

Al­most ev­ery­one I know went away on a win­ter va­ca­tion. Not me. For one thing I’d be scared to go and two, I can’t af­ford it.

Have a good week folks. I still can’t go out at night. I hear the June bugs bounc­ing off the win­dows.

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