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. Now I just have to put in eyedrops and stuff like that for a little while until the next eye is done in about two weeks.

I’ve been having some knee pain and a little bit of back pain lately I thought I just twisted my knee or maybe pulled something in my back, but it’s becoming more apparent that is the cancer coming back a little bit stronger this time. The doctor scheduled me for a treatment Sunday morning yes that’s the day after Christmas, so I suppose he knows something I don’t, i.e., the proteins and the cancer numbers. Otherwise they’d simply have me come in for labs and then go from there.

So I will do some labs Sunday morning to check on some other numbers like calcium, and then I’ll have a chemo treatment, and possibly other infusions based on the lab results. Hopefully the chemo will knock the cancer down enough to where the pain subsides quite a bit. Otherwise I’ll have to keep taking Tylenol every once in a while which I don’t really like to do.

I can’t wait to get my other AI done so that I can get some new glasses with a new prescription that will help me see better. Right now I’ve got one I corrected and the other I mostly corrected and so it’s a little bit weird because my depth perception is off just a bit. This morning we went to the eyeglass place to have them take the right lens out (that’s the one that had the surgery). Hopefully I’ll make do until the other one is done.

This is going to be a low stress Christmas, and I’m glad of it. More time to focus on the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a great weekend and after that we’ll see you next year and hopefully will have more and better updates. Blessings to all of you. Ken

Ken Ivey

Ken Ivey

3 thoughts on “December 24, 2021”

  1. Really sorry to hear of your struggles, my friend. You’ve got a great attitude about it and your sense of humor never fails. I’m praying for the Lord to fill you with joy and heavenly peace this weekend as you carry on your courageous fight. You are a great inspiration to all of us!

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