A New Direction?

I believe plates

Well, I’ve had my visit with Dr. Dhakal, and he’s thinking I’m still a good candidate for the clinical trial, so he’s got me on the list and I’ll be up for consideration in January. I’ll have to purchase insurance to cover the costs. If accepted, I’ll either get the T-cell modification or another chemotherapy drug. 50-50 shot. Drug costs are covered by the trial, but doc visits, hospital, treatments, etc. are not. The T-cell treatment is almost a half-million dollars. Yikes.

In the meantime, we need to keep my cancer from getting out of control – without any treatment that would muck up the trials. So basically just the IV chemo for the next few months. As cancer progresses during this time, we need to monitor my kidneys & blood for damage. Shouldn’t be too bad for a short period.

In this week’s treatment, I was able to get my favorite lunch – the Italian Cod.

Figure I should treat myself if I’m going to be poisoned. 😉

Italian Cod, mashed taters, mandarin oranges, raspberry cheesecake & ginger ale.

After my treatment, I was greeted by some interesting custom plates which I’ll share for your amusement. Also, drove past the cemetery since it was the day before Veterans Day. It really is a beautiful campus.

Once again, thanks for reading.

Specific prayer requests this time: Maintain health while waiting for clinical trial acceptance next year, securing affordable insurance and a few nice business projects. 😉

Have a great week! Ken

Ken Ivey

Ken Ivey

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What's all this?

I’ve consolidated my health updates to friends & family from other sites for convenience.

GoFundMe & MyLifeLine were super-easy to use, but I didn’t want folks to feel compelled to donate while reading the latest news.

If you do feel prompted to help, use this link – they take no cut, so all of your gift goes to pay down expenses.

Better yet, why not hire me to do something great for your organization?

Keep me talkin'

I'm saving a ton with Mint Mobile - use this link and we both get a bonus!
$15 month

I’m going to add a link to expenses here pretty soon.  It’s crazy – 

Recent Updates

Legacy Updates

Get notified when I drop new updates

We’ll send you an email digest every Tuesday morning with links to any updates.

Scroll to Top