Week 161 of chemo complete: Evening adventures by the water

Week 161 of chemo complete: Evening adventures by the water

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.

Feeling happy!

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.

Sun sets on Granville IslandMay 2014: Granville Island

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.
This entry was posted in Cancer and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *