Friday afternoon, as the sun popped in and out of the clouds, I travelled to Granville Island, an area across from downtown, where locals and tourists go for food, shopping, and cultural activities. I searched for a quiet spot, away from the crowds, to watch the birds on the water and listen to the sounds of nature. Happy to discover a new place to relax.
I love adventuring!
To recap: On Sunday, January 21st, I completed Cycle 39 Week 2. I have multiple myeloma and anemia, a rare cancer of the immune system. Multiple myeloma 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. On January 9th I began Ninlaro chemo to combat steadily rising cancer levels.
Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.