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, order the sun shines a little brighter, more about 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

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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1 Response to Velcade Chemo Treatment Cycle 4 Week 5: In Photos

  1. Denise says:

    Your stories are inpisring. To have people my own age going through this too. I have a friend that is going though some major problems due to the radiation the is my age and its terrible. I also have become friends with an 8 year old that is just and amazing inspiration to me. I was diagnosed in 09 with breast cancer. Not is has spread to the Brain liver and bones. The good news it my Pet scans show nothing in the liver now and just a couple of smaller spots in the the bone left but I am going to little rock tomorrow because I am going to find out if I’m going to be facing surgery for the brain Tumors! I just want to thank you all for sharing your stories.!!

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