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

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