Saturday morning I arrived at Stanley Park searching for cherry blossoms, shortly before sunrise. I much prefer doing self-portraits in the early morning when it is quiet. I expend a lot of energy, wandering around looking for a good location and trying various poses until I find the one I like. And I find I’m more likely to make mistakes or get distracted when strangers are watching.
Through the rain, I was happy to find some white cherry blossom trees. I’m loving springtime in the city.
To recap: On Sunday, April 9th, I completed Cycle 29 Week 1 I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare cancer of the immune system. It is a cancer of the plasma cells, a type of immune cell that produces antibodies to fight infection, found in the bone marrow. As a blood cancer, it is incurable, but treatable. 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.