Pomalyst chemo week 8 complete: Celebrating life

Week 8 chemo complete: Celebrate Life
Celebrating Life

I celebrate…
each day I wake up ready for adventures,
each day I experience the beauty of nature,
each day I share my life through photography,
each day.

On Sunday I completed Cycle 2 of chemo treatment. Some days during these last four weeks, I felt more tired than usual, however I’m satisfied with my overall response as my cancer levels dropped without major side effects. Cycle 3 began on Monday and I’m cautiously optimistic this pattern will continue.

Staying positive!

My self-portraits help me cope with chemo and to provide awareness about my treatment to others. I’m focused on learning a variety of creative methods over time. This chemo treatment is indefinite, so I have lots of time. My photography benefits my health and wellness. I love just walking around with my tripod.

To recap: I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. From February to November 2013, I received Velcade chemo through weekly in-hospital injections as an outpatient. From February 9th 2015, I am on Pomalyst and dexamethasone chemo treatment (Pom/dex). On April 6th, I began my third cycle.

Photos related to my Pomalyst chemo treatment can be viewed in my flickr album.

UBC Botanical Garden - Spring is comingMarch 2013: UBC Botanical Garden

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