Week 136 of chemo complete: Adventures in Crippen Regional Park

Saturday morning I went back to Crippen Regional Park on Bowen Island. I love travelling on the ferry to Snug Cove, just watching the waves in the water while looking out for marine life. When I was taking my self-portraits, I kept hearing a boomerang sound above me.

It was freaking me out a bit as I couldn’t see what type of bird it actually was, and wondered if I was being stalked. I just kept I imagined some large creature swooping down and attacking my camera. The forest is a interesting place to spend time in. Exploring nature makes me happy.

Week 136 of chemo complete: Adventures in Crippen Regional Park

To recap: On Sunday, September 17th, I completed Cycle 34 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.

No lawn to mowMay 2014: Coal Harbour Marina

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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