Week 168 of chemo complete: Exploring makes me happy

On Saturday evening I decided to venture a forest area near my house. I came across what seems to be a barren area where water had flown through once. I climbed for a bit and listened to the birds calling around me. Such a beautiful evening to be surrounded by nature. Exploring nature always brightens my day.

Week 168 of chemo complete: Exploring makes me happy

To recap: On Sunday, April 29th, I completed Cycle 42 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.

English Bay - VancouverJune 2014: English Bay

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