Posts by Kayla Tremblett

Survivor, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Grey Zone Lymphoma

Hey, I’m Kayla! A 20-something 2x blood cancer survivor living in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A year later I relapsed and was diagnosed with Grey Zone Lymphoma. As a survivor, or better yet a thriver, I work towards living a holistic lifestyle, including investing in healing myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Outside of the workweek, you can find me practicing yoga, exploring the outdoors, or reading a book with my fourth cup of tea. I want you to know that there is life after this disease and you are worth fighting for. Your life isn’t over because of cancer; cancer doesn’t define you.

The Cure

by Kayla Tremblett August 18, 2020

The petite nurse, while thawing out the first bag, tells me that each pouch will take one minute to infuse. In three minutes I’ll be done. Three minutes and I’m supposedly cured. I lean back as the nurses start infusing the first bag of cells.

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My Real Cancer Story, No BS

by Kayla Tremblett July 17, 2020

Eventually, I decided to go on mediation because I just felt like I wasn’t improving to the point where my quality of life was stable…I just wanted to be happy again, and finally, I can truly say that I am. Being on medication for your mental health is nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes we need help because our body balance is just off tilt enough to cause us daily pain and suffering. I didn’t want to suffer anymore. Being brave is about being honest, and for me meant that I needed a little extra help to balance my body and take that edge off. After 5 years of being stuck in a void of darkness and pain, I can finally say that I have found my happiness and will to live again.

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