Week 172 of chemo complete: Admiring the beauty of nature

In the front area of my home is a Pacific Dogwood tree. I enjoy admiring this beauty of nature each time I look out the window. The tree blooms in April and May and it is the provincial flower of British Columbia. Saturday evening I knew I had to take a self-portrait here before it was too late. Nature rocks!

Week 172 of chemo complete: Admiring the beauty of nature

To recap: On Sunday, May 27th, I completed Cycle 43 Week 4. 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.

Steveston - Britannia ShipyardsMay 2014: Steveston

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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