So i can only type with one hand, so this blog may be a bit shorter!
Today was my second round of chemo, and it was definitely better than the first one. Last night i was was an extremely hard night. i was sent home from the hospital around 8pm, to only return in 2 hours. i got home and went straight to me bed, a few minutes later i started to feel really nauseous. After some contemplation my parents decided i needed to go back to the hospital. Luckily they had kept a bed open for me just incase i needed it, and i definitely needed it. i was up and uncomfortable until about 3 in the morning, when they just had to give me a medication to force my to sleep and get me out of my misery. Its hard to explain how painful the side effects to my first round go chemo were, it wasn’t like anything i had ever experienced before. My words to my dad were “id rather be dead then experience this pain. just like Lance Armstrong said “they have to kill you so you can live again”
I realize im not going to be feeling well during any session of chemotherapy, but i guess its just doing its job.
Hi again Carely
I’ve been following your posts . I’m so sorry you’re having a rough time with the chemo, but remember tough times dont last, tough people do… hang in there and you will put this all behind you .
Layla (May’s cousin)
Hi Carley – we’ve been thinking of you all week and hoping that you’ve managed to rest and get some of your energy back.
I know it must be so challenging and you might be feeling like crap – dig deep, reach in and hold on to that positive attitude of yours, even if it’s hard to find sometimes. Fight like crazy – you can do it!
Sue (May’s cousin) & family
just to let you know , we are thinking of you and your fight. we send you positive energy and love wishing you a speedy recovery
Heike & Ray
Although you don’t me, it is very inspirational reading about your story. I am a BVG alumni, so I found out about what you are dealing with through a friend of a friend.
You are incredibly positive and strong, and that is exactly the attitude you have to keep while you are fighting. Know that there are many people on your side, including strangers like myself. We’ll be cheering for you on the sidelines – go Carley, you can do this!
Keeping you in my thoughts!
You truly are an inspiration to us all with your strength and drive. Keep up the positive attitude and drive. We are all here to support you and know you can do it!
Keep Believing Carley, you will be looking at that view from the top before you know it. With love, Maureen Rick & Amy
Hi Carley. I wanted to let you know that I pray for you and your family every day and we think of you often. My husband Steve went to Yorkview Heights BC with your dad years ago. They are still in touch. I have read your blog and I am awed by your maturity and positive spirit at such a young age. I have signed on as a follower so I can know how you are doing. I wish you and your family all the best. Always in my prayers and never far from my thoughts, Andria Daoust
Hi Carely, we do not know each other, but i read about your story and am touched. Wanted to wish you a healthy recovery and lots of love. stay strong. everything happens for a reason..remember that
That is tough, and it sucks. but as you say, it is doing the job and every session is taking you towards a smaller number of sessions and a shorter period of treatment. Describe your pain, name it, contain it in words; it might be less overwhelming then. We will keep praying while you are fighting and you WILL BEAT IT! big hug.
I saw a quote the other day saying, “Bad things happen to good people because they can handle them.” Carley, you’re strength and optimism through this tough time is extremely inspiring and I know you can get through everything.
hang in there, kiddo. you have a lot of people in your corner.
Although we do not know each other, I really wanted to write to you to offer you words of encouragement in your journey. I am also undergoing treatment for cancer. Although my chemo is finished, I completely understand what you are going through. You are not alone! I also found it hard to be able to fully describe to others what the lethargy and pain was really like…because it was so intense. The actual chemo treatment “seems” so harmless – just a drip or so, but this is such powerful stuff they are putting in our bodies.
I am several months out of chemo and as hard as it may be for you to believe this right now, the body is an amazing thing and you do actually come to forget how awful everything was. Thinking about the bigger picture could be very overwhelming at times, so the way that I got through my lowest days was to think of the big picture in shorter units of time, if that makes sense. I told myself, just a couple of more hours until XXX, and that got me through. Just think, you are already part way done your chemo…that is a great accomplishment!!!
You are a very strong, brave, inspirational young woman and you can do this.
I am praying for you, sending you positive vibes and wishing you all the best on this journey.
…with brave wings she flies…
Hoping today is a better day!
By posting this, you are already winning. Go Carley Go!
You’re one day closer to being better!
Hi Carley. You are such a young, beautiful and strong girl. You are so brave to share your story with everyone. You should contact Ellen Degeneres and tell her what you are going through.j
Carley – sending you lots of strength and support. We are all thinking of you and hoping that you manage to get some rest tonight. You are truly an inspiration to us all !!!!
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