Week 130 of chemo complete: Ferry watching at Horseshoe Bay

Week 130 of chemo complete: Ferry watching at Horseshoe Bay

I have been feeling run down over the last week. Either due to my ongoing chemo treatment, or as a result of the smoky haze in Vancouver from the out of control wildfires. I didn’t have the energy to plan something creative. So Saturday morning I took a road trip to Horseshoe Bay, to watch the ferries and relax by the water.

The highlight of my day was watching 2 otters bobbing up and down in the harbour. Always fun to watch animals at play.

To recap: On Sunday, August 6th, I completed Cycle 33 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). 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.

English Bay - 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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