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Week 184 of chemo complete: Let’s try this again

I returned to the BC Cancer Agency to take my self-portrait on the outside patio. I wasn’t completely satisfied with last week’s photo there as I didn’t have time to try out a particular concept I was thinking about. So … Continue reading

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Week 183 of chemo complete: Cancer levels spiked again, remain high

My monthly blood test results show that my cancer levels (m protein) jumped to between 37 and 38 from between 31 and 32 in July. In June they jumped to 25, up from 20 in May. This is unexpected. The … Continue reading

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Week 182 of chemo complete: Absence of rain, the new normal?

I like to be prepared in case of rain when I leave the house. I will check the weather report and if there is a possibility of rain, I’ll throw my umbrella in my backpack. As I walk and transit … Continue reading

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Week 181 of chemo complete: Take dexamethasone with food

As previously stated, my July blood test results showed that my cancer levels (m-protein) have spiked to very high levels (May = 20; June = 25; July = 31 – 32). So my Myeloma Specialist has added dexamethasone (dex) to … Continue reading

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Week 180 of chemo complete: Woke up with a charley horse

A charley horse to begin the day is always a shock. Unfortunately, muscle spasms are common symptoms of multiple myeloma and side effects of my chemo. It feels like a knot is super tight in my leg, the pain is … Continue reading

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