On Friday, I found a rocky beach area, where I sat and watched as the water moved in and out from the shore. I always enjoy taking self-portraits in the early evening as I prefer the soft light then and I love watching the sun go down. I find that having a creative outlet helps me cope with my long-term chemo and the related side effects. The positive energy generated from my self-portraits contributes to my overall well-being and health.
To recap: On Sunday, March 11th, I completed Cycle 41 Week 1. 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.