Saturday, March 03, 2012

6 Years

I was doing some errands this morning when I received an email from my CML buddy, Wanda, who let me know she was thinking of me today. At first I thought, what is she talking about. Then I remembered the date. Today is the 6th anniversary of my diagnosis. I am not sure if this is a date worth celebrating or forgetting, but it was certainly interesting that I had totally forgotten about it.

A lot has changed in 6 years. Fortunately, CML has been placed on the back burner. I will be reminded later this month when I have my 6 month visit at Dana Farber. In May, I will be returning to Portland to visit with Dr. Druker. I continue to be on 600 mg of Gleevec and so far so good.

I am thankful that CML has not taken over my life, but become a bump in the road. Let's hope it remains this way.


Dan said...

You are doing great, Jon. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jon,

I'm a former patient (from more than ten years ago!) who Googled you to see what you're up to these days.

Sorry to see that you were diagnosed with CML, but very happy to hear that your numbers are now good, so you can go on with your life with guarded optimism under the excellent care of DFCI and Dr. Druker in Portland.

Wishing you continued success in your fight.