Pics and things

I’m not here to celebrate the fact that I’ve only got one more chemo session.

(But let me say – HELL YEAH!!!)

#11 came and went without too much incident. Feeling a little more sicky over the weekend. A lot of fatigue during the week that seems to linger all week. But no new complications. As my friend reminded me – I know what a chemo weekend is like and I know what it takes to get through it. So that’s what I do.

In the meantime, I’ve been meaning to share the photos I took for my photography class back in July. For our final project, we could pick any topic that we thought we could cover through a series of photographs. I tried to avoid the subject of cancer. But with all my limitations and with how much my situation has shaped my life the past few months, I don’t think I really had any choice.

I focused on the things in my life that have changed because of my Hodgkin’s Disease. I tried to take the photos without judgment and without imbuing the photos with a lot of emotion. More of a ‘matter-of-fact’ look at my situation.

Enjoy:

001_Self Portrait

002_Diagnosis

003_Medical Records

004_Pills_1

005_Pills_2

006_Neupogen Shot

007_Schedule

008_Portacath

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16 responses to “Pics and things

  1. You roc. Looking good, man. More power. More love. Hats off always to you.

  2. Steve, your photo skills make even pills and syringes look cool. There’s a strength in your face I’ve never seen, resting somewhere between stoicism and faith. Nice shoulder tat. 😉

  3. These are really exceptionally beautiful Steve.

  4. hi. was just thinking of you. glad to hear only one more.

  5. HELL YEAH!! these pics kick ass. just like you.

  6. really great shots… as usual. 🙂

  7. It’s all good.

  8. Steve, I see a young man’s face with exceptionally strong character. Strength and determination with kindness and compassion in his eyes. So very proud you are my son. Love you! and Jen.

  9. I am a wife, mother, friend and nurse. Your pictures move me. I do not even know you and wish I did!! I know your wife from high school and know what an amazing person she is. You two are inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story and your pictures. It gives such insight to your journey!! You both have been in my thoughts and prayers so often. May the last treatment be gentle and your future be bright!
    Krys De..

  10. a.ma.zing.

    {both you and your pictures!}

  11. Beautiful pix, mister!

  12. Nancy The Beautiful Redhead Slavkin

    Seriously Stephen, these are really fantastic shots. I like them A LOT. Come over and photograph my kids. I’ll pay you with Brisket.

  13. SD,
    I’m glad to see things are going as well as can be expected. Just wanted to say hey. Keep up the good work.
    CD

  14. you are one of the strongest people I know…(insert Rocky theme song here) love ya Steeeve!!

  15. Steve,
    You are wonderful! The photos are amazing. you amaze me with your talent!! I am sooo happy the treatments are ending soon and you and Jennifer can get back to doing the things you want to do. I can’t tell you how much you mean to me. Thank you for putting up with me and our political discussions. Thank you for hanging out at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical with me for over 12 hours last week when you did not have to. Your photo of yourself looks great too. You are looking so well!! Love to you and Jennifer

  16. Steve,
    What fab. photos, I love photography. I love this kind of art especially. You have a great talent and allow your artwork to show emotion and spirit and tell a story. I could learn a lot from you. Do you have galleries elsewhere? Beautiful….

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