Columnist Kathy Golemiec continues her battle with pain.
Granddaughters fuel fight to survive
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.