Tuesday evening I went for a walk by my house. I thought about my current chemo and the treatment options my Myeloma Specialist had previously discussed with me, should my cancer levels increase. Although I remain optimistic that the Ninlaro + Pomalyst chemo combo will not fail for a long time, I’m not stressed or worried. Whatever change may happen in my life, I’m ready for. As a multiple myeloma patient, I know there are always options available to me.
Never losing hope. Focused on positivity each step of the way.
To recap: On Sunday, April 8th, I completed Cycle 42 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.