Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Rose is a Rose

I have been writing fewer updates since there has been little to report. Of course that is a good thing, but it just intensifies the waiting game. Next month, I will have my first blood test to determine whether I am having a cytogenetic response to the Gleevec.

In the meantime, I was thrown for a bit of loop over the past couple of days. My side effects have now been minimal to nonexistant. Two days ago, I became really tired in the morning and took a 2-hour nap. I am not a napper and throughout this process, I have never felt tired. This was a little worrisome. Was I now getting a new side effect? The other strange development was that I started having a couple of bad leg cramps again. I had not had this side effect in about 6 weeks. I took some tonic water as suggested by my doctor. The next morning, I woke up with intense abdominal problems. I won't go into much detail here although you can use your imagination. It turns out that I caught the stomach bug that my youngest daughter had last week.

I guess when you have CML, you become hypervigilant to any physical symptom you might have. I am now over the bug within 24 hours and back at work. Sometimes a stomach bug is just a stomach bug.


Lori said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better!

Jon Gershon said...

Thanks Lori.

Anonymous said...

You two looked great Sat night.sorry everyone was at you but only out of m

Sue said...

Hi Jon.
Another cute picture of the girls!! Thanx again for the update. After reading this one it reminds me of one of the comments I left you of how EVERYONE would assume that ANY symptom of ANYTHING you get from now on will automatically be tied to the cancer, BUT I failed to mention YOU!! I guess that YOU (which should have been the most obvious)OBVIOUSLY wasn't. Because I've thought about it a few times when you weren't feeling well and how others have thought the same as me, it never dawned on me that there's REALLY no one who would ponder that connection more than YOU! Anyway.........
As Always, God bless you and believe that although my comments are that of one person the amount of faith I have in your recovery transcends that of a thousand!!