Week 125 of chemo: Taking a moment to smell the roses

Week 125 of chemo: Taking a moment to smell the roses

Saturday morning I headed to the Rose Garden at Queen Elizabeth Park. The roses are beautiful there. I enjoy taking self-portraits in the early morning as I prefer the softer light. As well, the park is pretty quiet, which makes it easier for me to take and test different poses with minimal distractions. Chemo side effects make focusing on anything incredibly challenging.

I love nature!

To recap: On Sunday, July 2nd, I completed Cycle 32 Week 1. 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.

Take a book, return a bookMay 2014: Granville Island – Take a book, return a book

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.
This entry was posted in Cancer and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *