Since April of 2016 my treatment regimen has been Pomalyst (pomalidomide) and Darzalex (daratumumab), with dexamethasone in the early months. That combination brought my IgG and M-Spike down to the lowest levels seen since diagnosis 14 y…
Saturday morning I travelled to Bowen Island. I had checked the weather forecast for Vancouver and it said cloudy all day, so I figured that arriving on the 9am ferry would provide soft light through the clouds. Well, something went … Continue reading →
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Friday evening I went back to Queen Elizabeth Park and found a quiet location for my self-portrait. I looked up and realized I was not alone, I was being watched by an owl, who just stared, without making a sound. … Continue reading →
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Friday evening I travelled to Queen Elizabeth Park, one of my favourite places to visit. I had a concept in mind for my self-portrait and hoped that the forest area I chose would be a good location for catching light … Continue reading →
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Chemo makes my mind muddled, so thinking clearly is difficult. I’m always debating what needs to get done today and whether I can just stay home instead. This morning I was unable to articulate a concept for a self-portrait, until … Continue reading →
This morning I walked around Queen Elizabeth Park enjoying the fresh air and nature. I noticed leaves had fallen from the trees and that some had already changed colour. Hoping for many more summery days, before the rainy season arrives. … Continue reading →
I have been feeling run down over the last week. Either due to my ongoing chemo treatment, or as a result of the smoky haze in Vancouver from the out of control wildfires. I didn’t have the energy to plan … Continue reading →
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On Saturday I travelled to Granville Island to watch the sunrise. It should have been a beautiful sunny morning with blue skies. Instead it felt chilly and the sky was filled with a smoky haze as far as I could … Continue reading →
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This morning, shortly after sunrise, I arrived at John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park in the East Van neighbourhood. Regardless of how early I’m at a park or how much daylight there is, there are always early risers getting morning exercises. … Continue reading →
I look at my chemo treatment as walking along a road, carrying rocks that represent my pomalyst and dexamethasone. However after 127 weeks, my time with dexamethasone has come to an end. It no longer weighs me down. I’m letting … Continue reading →
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