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’.
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.