Cancer Specialist appointment: Good news and bad news

Yesterday I had my cancer specialist appointment. It was scheduled because I had completed 2 cycles (5 weeks each) of my Velcade chemo treatment. My chemo levels have lowered due to my treatment, but I will need to have radiation on the T7 vertebrae of my thoracic spine as there are multiple myeloma cells there that are causing havoc. These MM cells were responsible for the severe back/side pain I had over 4 weeks in February and March that kept me mostly bed-ridden.

Overall I’m staying positive, using my photography to help keep my mind off my cancer, and focused on remaining happy.

About tyfn

Feb 9, 2015 began Pomalyst chemo pills and dexamethasone (Pom/dex). Feb - Nov 2013 completed Velcade chemo + dex treatment for my Multiple Myeloma + anemia, a rare terminal blood cancer. Life goal: To help Multiple Myeloma patients cope with cancer. Focus of this blog will be cancer, photography, emerging tech, and improving health care. UBC MSc Grad.
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