Week 138 of chemo complete: Autumn morning in Stanley Park

Early Saturday morning I travelled to Stanley Park, shortly before sunrise. It was the beginning of a beautiful day and I felt I had the park to myself as I wandered around. I stumbled upon this clearing in a forest, a perfect place for a photo. Stanley Park is a peaceful place that I enjoy visiting throughout the year. I can’t wait to return.

Week 138 of chemo complete: Autumn morning in Stanley Park

To recap: On Sunday, October 1st, I completed Cycle 35 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.

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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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