Week 166 of chemo complete: A shelter from the storm

Friday evening it was raining as I walked the beach. I find that the side effects of chemo make it challenging to handle large crowds or excessive noises. I much prefer quiet time by myself or with a few close friends. The beach was empty, perhaps due to the storm, as I stood by this shelter and listened to the waves crashing the shore.

Exploring nature is good for my health.

Week 166 of chemo complete: A shelter from the storm

To recap: On Sunday, April 15th, I completed Cycle 42 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.

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.
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