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Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia is a rare type of slow-growing, non-hodgkin lymphoma.
(a cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system)
It causes overproduction of a protein called monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM or “macroglobulin”) antibody.
Symptoms include weakness, swollen lymph nodes, severe fatigue, nose bleeds, weight loss, and visual and neurological problems;
• Waldenström macroglobulinemia is diagnosed using bone marrow biopsy and blood tests.
• Treatments for Waldenström macroglobulinemia in patients with symptoms may include plasmapheresis, chemotherapy, and/or biological therapy.
www.rarecancers.org.au/directo…

This is what I was disgnosed with back in November of last year.
For the last 6 months I have been living with a rare cancer of the blood, riding the emotional roller-coaster between:
denial, acceptance, anger and sadness, plus many trips to the Hospital for many blood tests and various treatments (including chemotherapy).
I have now been through 6 cycles of chemotherapy with only a limited success in treating the disorder.
Due to the limited success - I am now due to undertake a "more aggresive" round of Chemotherapy starting on 5th June.
This will consist of 2 consecutive days of chemotherapy every 28 days, for 6 cycles - using a more advanced chemical:
Bendamustine hydrochloride (a cytotoxic anticancer drug).
I had to wait for approval as this drug is not commonly available for treatment in Australia under the standard Medicare/PBS regime.
Unfotunately at present, Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (WM) is not curable, only treatable.
No one knows what causes it - however it has been known to run in familes.
Blue eyes in a black jumper by blurhead
Blue eyes in a black jumper
Here's a colour pencil drawing I finished recently having started it a long time ago.
I used Derwent artists pencils and also Faber Castell polychromos on thick cartridge paper.

Many thanks for looking hope you like it !
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Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia is a rare type of slow-growing, non-hodgkin lymphoma.
(a cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system)
It causes overproduction of a protein called monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM or “macroglobulin”) antibody.
Symptoms include weakness, swollen lymph nodes, severe fatigue, nose bleeds, weight loss, and visual and neurological problems;
• Waldenström macroglobulinemia is diagnosed using bone marrow biopsy and blood tests.
• Treatments for Waldenström macroglobulinemia in patients with symptoms may include plasmapheresis, chemotherapy, and/or biological therapy.
www.rarecancers.org.au/directo…

This is what I was disgnosed with back in November of last year.
For the last 6 months I have been living with a rare cancer of the blood, riding the emotional roller-coaster between:
denial, acceptance, anger and sadness, plus many trips to the Hospital for many blood tests and various treatments (including chemotherapy).
I have now been through 6 cycles of chemotherapy with only a limited success in treating the disorder.
Due to the limited success - I am now due to undertake a "more aggresive" round of Chemotherapy starting on 5th June.
This will consist of 2 consecutive days of chemotherapy every 28 days, for 6 cycles - using a more advanced chemical:
Bendamustine hydrochloride (a cytotoxic anticancer drug).
I had to wait for approval as this drug is not commonly available for treatment in Australia under the standard Medicare/PBS regime.
Unfotunately at present, Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (WM) is not curable, only treatable.
No one knows what causes it - however it has been known to run in familes.

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BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!  :cake:
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!!Huggle! Airborne 
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How's it going man? Long time!
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blurhead Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi good to hear from you how are things with you too ?

i am still struggling to find the time to devote to drawing which has been the same story for a number of years now - and it does not get any easier the older I get !!
i am looking through a lot of my recent holiday pics and hoping to draw some things based on them. Venice is just the best place imaginable for artists !
plus I have a stack load of half finished pin ups that I will get round to finishing off...... One day !
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
thanks for the fav Philip ! :)
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blurhead Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem I really love your work !
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MarkBlanton Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Phil, thanks for the favorite--it means a lot!
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tatehemlock Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the faves!
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blurhead Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
no worries - love your work
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MacabreWeb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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