I have now completed 35 weeks (7 cycles) of Velcade chemo treatment. Although I have had mental and physical challenges and I have not been immune from side effects, I focus each day on remaining positive and staying strong. Life is too short to be regretful, sad, or bitter about living with Multiple Myeloma.
This morning with my scrambled eggs, I took my dexamethasone and cyclophosphamide cancer pills, which are prescribed weekly in conjunction with my Velcade chemo injections. The Dexamethasone is a steroid and I take 10 (4mg) tablets. I take 11 50mg Cyclophosphamide chemo tablets and one at 25mg.
It is really amazing how good it feels not to have to go into the Cancer Clinic to get injections into my stomach. I’m much happier today and I feel like dancing in the street.
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 (e.g. Valtrex) 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.