Week 41 chemo complete: My small blood test results rocked!

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On Wednesday I was at Stanley Park and attended the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Remembrance Day Ceremony. Afterwards, information pills
I wandered into the woods to take my self-portrait. Thankfully it was a sunny day.

I receive 2 needles (140ml and 150ml) every 4 weeks in the hospital then 1 week off.

I receive 2 needles (140ml and 150ml) every 4 weeks in the hospital then 1 week off.

Last Monday I went to a medical clinic to get my annual flu vaccination. My Hematologist recommends it as I’m at high risk of a serious illness due to my cancer. The specific vaccine I was given is called Fluviral and it is free in BC for anyone that is also high risk (e.g. pregnant, heart disease, seniors).

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On Wednesday I was at Stanley Park and attended the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Remembrance Day Ceremony. Afterwards, here
I wandered into the woods to take my self-portrait. Thankfully it was a sunny day.

flushot2015Last Monday I went to a medical clinic to get my annual flu vaccination. My Hematologist recommends it as I’m at high risk of a serious illness due to my cancer. The specific vaccine I was given is called Fluviral and it is free in BC for anyone that is also high risk (e.g. pregnant, heart disease, seniors).

Week 40 chemo complete: Got my flu vaccination

On Remembrance Day (November 11th) I was at Stanley Park and attended the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Remembrance Day Ceremony. Afterwards, healing
I wandered into the woods to take my self-portrait. Thankfully it was a sunny day.

flushot2015Last week I went to a medical clinic to get my annual flu vaccination. My Hematologist recommends it as I’m at high risk of a serious illness due to my cancer. The specific vaccine I was given is called Fluviral and it is free in BC for anyone that is also high risk (e.g. pregnant, find
heart disease, seniors).

To recap: On Sunday, November 15th, I completed Cycle 10 Week 4. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. From February to November 2013, I received Velcade chemo through weekly in-hospital injections as an outpatient. Since February 9th 2015, I have been on Pomalyst and dexamethasone chemo treatment (Pom/dex). I started Cycle 11 yesterday.

Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.

River Rock Casino MarinaJune 2014: River Rock Casino Marina
Week 40 chemo complete: Got my flu vaccination

On Remembrance Day (November 11th) I was at Stanley Park and attended the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Remembrance Day Ceremony. Afterwards, decease
I wandered into the woods to take my self-portrait. Thankfully it was a sunny day.

flushot2015Last week I went to a medical clinic to get my annual flu vaccination. My Hematologist recommends it as I’m at high risk of a serious illness due to my cancer. The specific vaccine I was given is called Fluviral and it is free in BC for anyone that is also high risk (e.g. pregnant, information pills
heart disease, seniors).

To recap: On Sunday, November 15th, I completed Cycle 10 Week 4. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. From February to November 2013, I received Velcade chemo through weekly in-hospital injections as an outpatient. Since February 9th 2015, I have been on Pomalyst and dexamethasone chemo treatment (Pom/dex). I started Cycle 11 yesterday.

Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.

River Rock Casino MarinaJune 2014: River Rock Casino Marina
Week 42 chemo complete: Staying warm by the fire

One of the side effects of chemo is that my body temperature has been lower significantly. I just can’t handle cold weather, unhealthy
so I bundle up when I go outside and generally hibernate during the winter. The heater in my room is kept on high, remedy
to help me stay comfortable and sleep better at night.

I love the warmth of a fire. Makes me happy.

To recap: On Sunday, November 29th, I completed Cycle 11 Week 2. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. From February to November 2013, I received Velcade chemo through weekly in-hospital injections as an outpatient. Since February 9th 2015, I have been on Pomalyst and dexamethasone chemo treatment (Pom/dex).

Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.

English Bay - VancouverJune 2014: English Bay, Vancouver
Week 41 chemo complete: My small blood test results rocked!

Last Monday I had my complete blood count. It is a small blood test I have every 2 weeks, look
which measures my body’s overall response to ongoing chemo treatment. The results were excellent, sales
just like 2 weeks ago and I’m extremely happy with my Hematology Profile.

Hematology Profile
Date WBC Hemoglobin Platelet Count Neutrophils
Reference Range 4.0 – 11.0 135 – 170 150 – 400 2.0 – 8.0
Nov 16 5.7 136 447 4.7
Nov 2 8.1 137 387 5.9

On Wednesday morning I wandered around Granville Island. It was a beautiful and sunny day and I observed others walking their dog or jogging with a friend. Near the water I found this tree and thought it would be perfect for a self-portrait.

To recap: On Sunday, November 22nd, I completed Cycle 11 Week 1. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. From February to November 2013, I received Velcade chemo through weekly in-hospital injections as an outpatient. Since February 9th 2015, I have been on Pomalyst and dexamethasone chemo treatment (Pom/dex).

Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.

No lawn to mowMay 2014: Coal Harbour

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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