Week 137 of chemo complete: Pausing for flowers

I’m finally getting over a cold that has been with me for the last week. I didn’t have the energy for extensive travel this morning and didn’t want to subject my fellow passengers to my coughing. So instead I went to Queen Elizabeth Park close by, arriving shortly after sunrise. I wandered through a small garden and by chance discovered some flowers blocking my path.

As I paused I noticed raindrops were visible on their petals, as it had rained through the night. I enjoy the quiet solitude of Queen Elizabeth Park in the early morning.

Week 137 of chemo complete: Pausing for flowers

To recap: On Sunday, September 24th, I completed Cycle 35 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). 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.

Take a book, return a bookMay 2014: Little free library – Granville Island

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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