This morning I travelled to the beach to relax and listen to the sounds of birds and waves. I found a log where I watched people walking their dog or relaxing with a friend nearby. There is something about watching water ebb and flow that is so calming. A beautiful start to the day.
To recap: On Sunday, May 6th, I completed Cycle 43 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.