Week 117 chemo complete: I like to have fun!

Week 117 chemo complete: I like to have fun!

This morning, shortly after sunrise I walked to a playground close to my house. Playgrounds are a perfect place to have fun, especially when you get there early before anyone shows up. All of us have daily challenges that can dampen our spirits and make us sad. However, I believe that focusing on negativity just adds stress to my life.

I ain’t got time for that!

Instead, I emphasize positivity each day, keep happy thoughts in my head, and remain calm when things gets rough. Because I know that adding some fun to my life will brighten my spirits and put a smile on my face.

To recap: On Sunday, May 7th, I completed Cycle 30 Week 2. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare cancer of the immune system. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells that affects the plasma cells, a type of immune cell that produces antibodies to fight infection. These plasma cells are 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.

Vancouver Waterfront StationMay 2014: Vancouver Waterfront Station

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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