Week 146 of chemo complete: Staying dry in the forest

Thursday morning as it was steadily raining, I travelled to Stanley Park with the intention of taking my self-portrait in the forest. I found a quiet location and took time to admire the beauty of nature, while staying dry. As I listened to the pitter-patter of rain falling around me, I thought ‘Life is good’.

Happy times!

Week 146 of chemo complete: Staying dry in the forest

To recap: On Sunday, November 26th, I completed Cycle 37 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.

Fraser River Canada Line BridgeMay 2014: Fraser River Canada Line Bridge

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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