Velcade chemo treatment: Cycle 3 begins

Last week not only did I have my specialist appointment (common after 2 cycles of Velcade), sickness I had my weekly treatment of Velcade at the hospital. I was still feeling happy that my cancer levels (igG) had dropped from 62.2 to 19.0 based on my blood test at the beginning of Cycle 2. It meant that I was responding well to my chemo and that no change in my treatment would be needed at this time.

My 4th Chemo treatment is lowering my cancer levelsChemo is lowering my cancer levels

My Complete Blood Counts

My Complete Blood Counts

I hadn’t been to the hospital for two weeks (last week of each cycle is a “no Velcade week”) so it took a sec to remember that I had to check my blood pressure, temperature, etc. while waiting for the nurse. After I’d finished checking and writing down the results on my chart, the nurse came by to look at the results and to take my blood.

While waiting for some initial blood test results (referred to as counts), I received my two needles of Velcade chemo. It was painless and as usual I focused on positive thoughts to make the time go by faster. I then waited about 30 minutes to get my counts, which the nurse stated looked good. I left feeling great and happy that another chemo session was complete.

Cycle 3 Week 1: My 11th week of treatmentWeek 11 taking dexamethasone (steroid) and cyclophosphamide (chemo)

11 weeks down, 19 more to go!

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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