Velcade Chemo Treatment Cycle 4 Week 5: In Photos

Week 5s are my favourite week of my Velcade chemo treatment. It is the week when the birds seems to sign a little louder, the sun shines a little brighter, and I just feel happier. I also call it “break week” as it is when I get to take a break from receiving my in-hospital chemo injections for the week.

However, I still take dexamethasone (steroid) and cyclophosphamide (chemotherapy) (10 pills with breakfast). This is the 5th week of Cycle 4 and the 20th week in total of my chemo treatment. Each cycle is five weeks long and I have 6 cycles of treatment in total.

Round 4 chemo treatment next weekWeekly pills

To recap, I am living with Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer). Since February 2013, I have been on my 4th chemo treatment called Velcade, which are weekly in-hospital injections, in addition to a variety of other pills I take to supplement my chemo treatment. You can read the background on my diagnosis and previous treatments on my blog.

Velcade chemo treatment: Cycle 4 Week 5Week 20 of treatment

Sometimes I have felt more tired than usual, which I attribute to the extra weight on my body due to the dexamethasone (steriod) I’m taking.

This self-portrait was taken in small oasis on campus. Sunsets are magical here.

Watching the sunsetWatching the sunset

You can view my self-portrait project on flickr.

You can view photos of my treatment experience here.

About tyfn

I'm a former UBC PhD student that recently (Feb - Nov 2013) completed Velcade chemo treatment for my Multiple Myeloma, a rare blood cancer. I have been cancer-free since. To focus on my health, I'm taking a break from UBC. I enjoy capturing my everyday environment through photos and use photography as part of my healing process. This is the forum I will use to discuss photography and provide education and awareness about cancer and related health information.
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