Week 148 of chemo complete: A little sunshine on a cloudy day

On Thursday I travelled back to Stanley Park, one of my favourite nature spots in the city. As I wandered through the forest on a cool morning, I saw pockets of sunshine occasionally peeking through the clouds. I found a secluded spot, to rest for a moment, and welcome the warm rays.

Week 148 of chemo complete: A little sunshine on a cloudy day

To recap: On Sunday, December 10th, I completed Cycle 37 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.

Steveston - Britannia ShipyardsMay 2014: Steveston

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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