Week 186 of chemo complete: Mirror, mirror…

Sunday morning it was lightly raining outside. It was so peaceful to hear the beautiful sound of raindrops outside my window. I didn’t want to go outside, so I grabbed a mirror in my room and took a self-portrait. Mirror photos are fun.

Week 186 of chemo complete: Mirror, Mirror...

On Sunday, Sept 2nd, I completed Cycle 47 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 2017, my Dexamethasone treatment ended, due to right eye damage, reported by my Glaucoma Specialist, from long-term use. On January 9th, 2018 I began Ninlaro chemo to combat steadily rising cancer levels. On July 23rd, dexamethasone (40mg) was added to my Ninlaro and Pomalyst chemo treatment, due to excessively high cancer levels.

Lynn Creek @ Varley Trail - Lynn Headwaters Regional ParkFeb 2017: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.

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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