Ken Ivey

pug in pool asking what in tarnation

March 4, 2022

The one constant about this journey is that everything changes. Constantly. 🙂 The doc needed labs were drawn to see where my cancer numbers are – and depending on that, he’d put me back on my weekly chemo pills and sub-q shot while we wait for the clinical trial procedures. Well, insurance said the copay …

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picture of Robin and myself

February 8-9 2021

Getting ready for the CAR-T trial requires that the folks at Dr. Frankenstein’s lab get some of my T-cells. The process itself isn’t too bad, much like donating plasma at your neighborhood blood bank. Getting the plumbing done is a pain in the neck though. The plumbing part requires a Marhurkar (huge catheter) installation in …

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December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas everybody! Well, almost Christmas anyway. I thought I’d throw out a quick update before this thing goes up out in the newsletter tomorrow. Tuesday I got my cataract surgery done on the right guy, and everything went well. It was a little irritating at first but the next day the irritation quickly subsided. …

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Dec 8, 2021

Dec 8, 2021

Hi folks, I’ve had a few folks asking for an update, so here it is.  🙂 Since my discharge from the hospital, I’ve been growing ever so slightly stronger every day.  Hemoglobin doesn’t seem to be recovering though, in fact I’ve come down a few notches.  Might have to eat more spinach. I’ve been doing …

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Mid Nov’ish

Well, I promised Selena an update for you, so here goes. On last report, I think I was needing some additional O2 to relieve the “fluid overload” (as described by the cardio team).  First, fluid was prescribed to relieve the calcium excess – and then the chemo also included massive amounts of fluid – (I …

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