Day 19


Today I got my PICC line, so it makes it easy for the doctors to give medicine and take blood for lab tests. It’s better than the central line that was in my neck, but it don’t really like it either. Plus, now I can’t go swimming. 🙁

I was surprised that the VA contracts this procedure out. But then, it’s better to have it done by someone who does it all of the time I suppose. My line was installed by the always-smiling Natalie (even when she’s telling you how this could kill you). Even so, she was very reassuring, confident, and even asked if she could pray over me before beginning. I tell you, God is really in the middle of all of this.

On the ride home from the VA, Josh & I got to see Nashville’s “Gulch”, aka 12 South. Just a short time ago, it was a depressed hole in downtown that was just beginning to be developed. Now, it’s a bustling microcosm of high-end shopping, eating, and apartment life. Wow, that happened fast.

The rest of the day was spent discussing writing, life, politics, finance, and miscellaneous topics d’jour with Josh. He’s such a bright young man. The day was gone before I knew it.

Tomorrow, Day one of Chemo – and not that baby chemo I’ve been taking all year, this is the industrial-strength stuff. We’re finally getting underway. Prayers, please. 🙂

Ken Ivey

Ken Ivey

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