Living with Multiple Myeloma: Velcade Chemo Treatment Cycle 8, Week 4

dosage Week 4 by tyfn, viagra on Flickr”>Velcade Chemo Treatment: Cycle 8, Week 4Week 39 of treatment

This morning I woke up with a smile on my face. Yes, it was Chemo Day, which sometimes makes me sad, but it was my last chemo day (hopefully for a while). No more Velcade chemo injections for my Multiple Myeloma. After I did a little happy dance, I took my dexamethasone (10 at 4mg each) and cyclophosphamide (575 mg, 12 total) pills. I also took my Valtrex and baby aspirin, both I take daily. This is my 39th week of chemo treatment, so my pills are shaped into a 39. I then napped a bit before heading to the Cancer Clinic to get my chemo injections.

My final Velcade chemo injectionFinal chemo injection

Before the nurse arrived with my chemo, I checked my blood pressure, pulse, and temperature for my chart.

Blood Pressure 131/69
Pulse 72
Temperature 36.6
Oxygen Saturation 97

Velcade Chemo Treatment: Taking my blood pressureChecking blood pressure

Next week I will only be taking pills and then at the end of the month I will have a big blood test to find out my latest cancer levels.

My Velcade chemo treatment (8 cycles, 5 weeks each) since February has not been as I expected. My live been 100x more difficult than I thought and I really believe I’m lucky to have made it through it. There are still many challenges in my life, due to my cancer (mental, physical, financial) as readers of my blog know. However, I’m staying positive and I’m confident that my life will improve soon.

On my flickr photo-sharing account, you can view photos from my most recent self-portrait project.

UBC - A Place of Mind
I love UBC! – A Place of Mind

You can also view photos I’ve taken of my beautiful campus

UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences BuildingUBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

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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