Living with Cancer: How photography helped me through the weekend

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This weekend was difficult. I’ve had headaches, sildenafil difficulty focusing, medications and felt lightheaded. I’ve been cutting back on conversations as it is becoming harder to follow threads of discussion. I expect when I have my blood test this week I’ll be getting a call to go back on chemo treatment + dexamethasone, buy which will hopefully lower my cancer levels.

One of the anchors in my life is my Canon Rebel XSi, which I’m using for my 365 flickr photography project. I’m taking a self-portrait each day at UBC for a year. My photography project was the only reason I left my place on Saturday as I spent alot of time in bed. Below are my weekend photos.

Friday
Hanging on the stairs
Hanging on the stairs

Saturday
Hidden Doorway
Hidden Doorway

Sunday
Where did the water go?
Where did the water go?

I’m staying positive and focused on getting better.

About tyfn

From December 2019 I've been on Darzalex (daratumumab) IV chemo with Velcade (Bortezomib) injection chemo + dexamethasone. Have Multiple Myeloma + anemia, a rare incurable cancer of the immune system. Life goal: To spread awareness about Multiple Myeloma through my self-portraits. UBC MSc Grad.
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