Done Radiation!

Hey everyone!

sorry i haven’t posted in a long time i haven’t been feeling so well. Last week was not a good week for me, i barely got out of bed. Things are starting to get better and i am starting to come out of this “radiation funk.” Im not going to say this past week has been easy and that i just toughed through and i’m ok. But i will say that I did it! I completed the 5 days of extremely high intensity radiation and its OVER! I am so happy to have completed one step of the road to recovery though we don’t exactly know what the rest of the road entails. For now i am back on the chemotherapy pills and i am meeting with my oncologist today to see how well its working.

Lots of exciting things coming up! This friday (October 24th) the Queens mens hockey team has organized for the game against Guelph to be used to raise money and awareness for the Princess Margaret Foundation. I will also be singing the national anthem at the game! I will post 2 links of 2 articles that have come out about the event if anyone wants more information! Also! on November 1st i will be singing the National Anthem at the ACC! I am extremely excited since i got all the nerves out in the pre season game!

http://www.thewhig.com/2014/10/20/gaels-draw-inspiration-from-cancer-victim

http://queensjournal.ca/story/2014-10-17/sports/contest-carley/

The effects of the chemo and radiation have been much different then last time i was treated. My radiation this time around was very close to my stomach so nausea has been my biggest issue. We have been trying to learn lots of natural remedies to control the nausea since the medication docent always do the trick. the chemo on the other hand has some really strange side effects. I am not loosing my hair but it is changing colour! The roots of my hair have turned white. It looks a bit weird but its much better then loosing my hair! I did pull my wigs out the other days though just for old times sake, and i have to say I look like a completely different person with my wig on! I completely forgot what i look like with long hair. It was definitely an emotional experience, but short hair is the least of my problems. I should be thankful to at least have hair but sometimes its hard.

I have the most wonderful group of supporters, and thats whats getting me through the hard days!

“never give up because you never know if the next try is going to be the one that works”

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6 thoughts on “Done Radiation!

  1. You’re right Carley, NEVER give up! It sounds like it’s been a brutal couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing your own experience, I know it helps more people than you can even imagine. And good luck with the Hockey game. Cha Gheill! (You know that means “no surrender”, right? You picked the right University!!!!)

  2. Count on two more supporters in the crowd at the Queens game on Friday night. Laura and I are coming to the open house on Saturday – we’ll come early on Friday to cheer for you.

  3. I came across your blog after Hilary Duff tweeted you, and I just wanted to say you are one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever heard of. Absolutely amazing!! Good luck with your performances 🙂 will check back to see them, you’re honestly an inspiration xx

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