Week 149 of chemo complete: Wishing good health, happiness, and love to everyone

My wish for everyone is for good health, happiness, and to share love with others, while also taking time to love yourself.

On Thursday I went to the Air Force Garden of Remembrance at Stanley Park. Within the quiet forest, I took time to pause by a wishing well and reflect on my year. I’m happy with November’s stable response to chemo treatment and remain hopeful this new stability continues through December and 2018.

I continue to focus on positivity and seek opportunities for happiness: by discovering new healthy foods, by exploring nature with my camera, and by taking time to educate myself about the world around me. I have lots of love for my friends that continue to support and encourage me each day. My friends are always there – with open arms and a warm smile.

Week 149 of chemo complete: Wishing good health, happiness, and love to everyone

To recap: On Sunday, December 17th, I completed Cycle 38 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.

Steveston - Canada GeeseMay 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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