sildenafil Week 3 by tyfn, on Flickr”>Week 33
On Friday, I woke up and took my dexamethasone (10 at 4mg each) and cyclophosphamide (575 mg, 12 total) pills with breakfast. This is my 33rd week of chemo treatment, so my pills are shaped into a 33. After breakfast, I ventured out to get my Velcade chemo treatment.
When I arrived at the Cancer Centre, I learned that for the 2nd consecutive week I would also be getting bloodwork done, which would give me my counts (basically how my body is responding to my chemo). While waiting for the nurse I checked my blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. When she arrived she took my blood, went away and then came back to give me my injections. As it was the 3rd week of treatment for this cycle, the injections were in the left side of my stomach.
White Blood Cells 3.4
Blood Platelets 205
Chemo is pretty rough, but I’m focused on enjoying life each day and staying positive.
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.
You can view photos from my most recent self-portrait project on flickr.
You can also view photos related to my ongoing treatment here.