February 11 Treatment

selfie at froedert

Lunch. The best part of the day. Tried the taco dip last week, it was good so i had it again. Just under $10 for everything. (Lunch was free at the VA).

My appointment for labs was Noon, which is slightly better than the normal 1:00pm regular schedule, hoping of course to finish up early and get home sooner. Robin had some things to do and it’s hard on her knees to get in & out of the truck, so I was hoping to be home early afternoon. I usually drive the Trax since it’s much more fuel-efficient.

The moment of truth is when the elevators open to the 2nd floor. And there is was – a packed waiting area for cancer labs. Well, 50 minutes after my scheduled appointment they called me in. 🙂

Although seated in a socially-distanced layout, you’re still able to hear your neighbors’ conversations. Fella in a wheelchair, probably 65 or so, and his daughter. Apparently he’s not long for this world. He was bemoaning the fact that his stockbroker pulled him out of a stock and describing to daughter the way he wanted the complaint formatted. She was on the phone dutifully caring out the execution to a third party. The conversation drifted to the will, and how his son was to get $50k, and another $50k for the grandkids. Daughter grumbled that she’d never see an additional payout since she wasn’t pregnant, and likely wouldn’t be before Dad died, though she was hoping for credit “for trying”.

Got to the treatment center only 20 minutes late, and most labs looked good except for the elevated calcium for which i had to wait for another 2 hours for another drug and fluids to be infused – and my cancer proteins which indicate that it’s progressing rapidly. We’ll see how the Pomalyst works. Might have to pull me from this study, stabilize, and look for another.

I won’t even go into the fact that I’ve yet to receive the Pomalyst.

I got home at 6:30pm, too late and too tired to do much else.

Another one in the books! 🙂

Ken Ivey

Ken Ivey

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