Week 128 chemo complete: Good morning Trout Lake!

Week 128 chemo complete: Good morning Trout Lake!

This morning, shortly after sunrise, I arrived at John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park in the East Van neighbourhood. Regardless of how early I’m at a park or how much daylight there is, there are always early risers getting morning exercises. People are always friendly and usually say good morning as they pass by. The beginnings of a beautiful day.

Nature makes me happy!

To recap: On Sunday, July 23rd, I completed Cycle 32 Week 4. 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). On July 16th, my dexamethasone treatment ended, due to eye damage, reported by my Glaucoma Specialist, from long-term use.

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

Lonsdale Quay Market - North VancouverMay 2014 – Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver

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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