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.
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.