Week 46 chemo complete: The Wanderer

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I find that my self-portraits each week have a positive effect on my well-being by helping me remain creative and happy. Today I wandered by the hospital and found a quiet spot to relax. I enjoy calm moments when I can be alone with my thoughts.

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I find that my self-portraits each week have a positive effect on my well-being by helping me remain creative and happy. Today I wandered by the hospital and found a quiet spot to relax. I enjoy calm moments when I can be alone with my thoughts.

To recap: On Sunday, order December 13th, order
I completed Cycle 11 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).

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

Nitobe Memorial Garden UBCApril 2014: UBC Nitobe Memorial Garden
Week 44 chemo complete: Alone with my thoughts

I find that my self-portraits each week have a positive effect on my well-being by helping me remain creative and happy. Today I wandered by the hospital and found a quiet spot to relax. I enjoy calm moments when I can be alone with my thoughts.

To recap: On Sunday, unhealthy
December 13th, mind
I completed Cycle 11 Week 4. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, order
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.

Nitobe Memorial Garden UBCApril 2014: UBC Nitobe Memorial Garden
Week 45 chemo complete: As rain begins to fall

On Wednesday morning I was walking around Stanley Park and found this secluded spot as it began to rain. It has been a warm December and I’m enjoying the opportunity to explore my city. So many interesting places to photograph.

To recap: On Sunday, check December 20th, I completed Cycle 12 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.

SugarraysMay 2014: Sugarrays
Week 45 chemo complete: As rain begins to fall

On Wednesday morning I was walking around Stanley Park and found this secluded spot as it began to rain. It has been a warm December and I’m enjoying the opportunity to explore my city. So many interesting places to photograph.

To recap: On Sunday, pharm
December 20th, information pills
I completed Cycle 12 Week 1. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, approved
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.

SugarraysMay 2014: Sugarrays
Week 46 chemo complete: The Wanderer

When I took this self-portrait after sunrise on Thursday, ampoule
I wanted to tell the story of a backpacker looking for accommodation. He is tired from travelling through the night, but maintains a positive attitude, feeling confident a room will be available, regardless of what the sign says.

To recap: On Sunday, December 27th, I completed Cycle 12 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.

Segway on the seawallMay 2014: Segway on the seawall

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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2 Responses to Week 46 chemo complete: The Wanderer

  1. Marilyn Michaels says:

    Hello Phillip,

    In a video you posted during the early days of your myeloma journey, you mentioned how you prefer to take your photos at sunrise or sunset. Coincidentily, I enjoy taking long walks during sunrise and again at sunset most days; perhaps it’s a “myeloma thing”, enjoying nature at its finest.

    Congrats on completing cycle 12!

    • tyfn says:

      Thanks Marilyn. Yes, during my 2013 Velcade chemo I was making videos more and I still enjoy the magic hour for photography (sunrise/sunset). It is especially nice when on a beach or in a forest. Nature just rocks.

      I wish you continual success on your own Myeloma journey. I’m right now in Week 3 of Cycle 12, rolling along, feeling good.

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