Finally out of bed!

So its been exactly a week since i got my first dose if chemo and i definitely didn’t know what to expect. Chemo was kind of one of those things i thought i would go, get the injection and come home and be perfectly fine, little did i know. I was sent home after my first injection and i was back in the hospital within 2 hours violently ill. The chemo was really taking effect to my body, but i was lucky Sick Kids saved a room for me just incase i needed it. I stayed in the hospital for the next two days while i got the remaining dosages of my chemo, and they monitored my pain level. Even though its been a full week its only felt like a day or so, sleeping through your days can get pretty confusing 

So only one week after my first chemo things are starting to look forward. Although the chemo is making me feel sick and weak and nauseated, at least we know its doing its job. Id much rather push through the pain and know that its really working, then just be guessing. 

“Lets hope that nasty chemo is doing great things.” -Jamie 


  1. Hi Carley,
    I work with your cousin Dr.Jessica Allison at the clinic and had met you briefly last year. I heard about what happened and just wanted to send my best wishes to you. Your blog is absolutely inspiring and your immense positive attitude and strength towards this whole ordeal is incredibly touching. Keep up with your positive spirits, you are an absolute role model. May each day bring you renewed strength and a healthier you. Here’s a fun little quote from Dr. Seuss.
    “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
    Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
    But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
    Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
    Good luck and all the best to you and your family! 🙂

  2. So happy you are feeling up enough to write. I’ve been “checking on you” everyday and have been missing you, and could only imagine how lousy you must have been feeling to have been so silent. Continue with your positive spirit, hoping that things will be looking up from here on in. Sending you all, our love, strength and prayers.

  3. So happy to see you are feeling well enough now to write another message – hope you are enjoying watching the figure skating from London – you in the future maybe?

  4. Dear Carley thank you for your inspiring blog and for your incredible optimism. You are a role model to all and wise and composed beyond your years. Your blog about your grandmother brought me to tears but showed such insight and wisdom. Alice has been keeping me up to date but I always look at your blog because your journey has obviously touched so many people. I know you will kick this thing with alll the strength you so clearly have. Love and courage to you and your family.

    Xo Sophie (Alice Kennedy’s mom)

  5. Another day, another prayer, let us never dispare.
    We are not all expressive, some of us read in silence.
    I’m a Mother and think about May everyday, and admire her strength, she has taught you well.
    So happy you hear some of the pain is over, you have been so brave.
    Look forward to more good news, for you and all your wonderful family.

  6. Happy to hear from you. I know that it is tough and it will be for a bit but it is your way out. I wish they could make it easier for you. it is doing the job. XOXOXOXO Samia

    1. Carley. You are like titanium but that lump is not and neither is the chemo ! They don’t know who they are dealing with and so, as the song goes, that chemo will ricochet right off of you as it destroys that lump. Hang in there, you are rounding the corner and have made the semi finals. Hugs from Nicole

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