Velcade Chemo Treatment Cycle 6 Week 5: In Photos

store Week 5 by tyfn, mind on Flickr”>Velcade Chemo Treatment: Cycle 6, Week 5Week 30 of treatment

Last Thursday, as I blogged about on Sunday, I saw my Glaucoma specialist. My eye pressure levels have increased so I am now on prescription eye drops to help ward off getting glaucoma. The increased eye pressure (21 left eye, 25 right), may be due to my cancer, chemo, or the dexamethasone (steroids) I’m on. As I have my Cancer specialist appointment today, I will discuss this health setback with them.

The next morning while having breakfast, I took my dexamethasone and cyclophosphamide cancer pills that are prescribed weekly in conjunction with my hospital chemo treatment. The dexamethasone is a steroid and I take 10 (4mg) tablets. I take 11 50mg cyclophosphamide chemo tablets and one at 25mg.

My chemo drugsMy weekly chemo drugs

It was the week off from my outpatient chemo, so I didn’t have to make a trip for chemo injections into my stomach, which was nice.

Just to give a 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.

BC Cancer Agency

You can view photos from my most recent self-portrait project on flickr.

A quiet walk in the fogA quiet walk in the fog

You can also view photos related to my ongoing treatment 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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