Monday, March 03, 2014

8 Years

It is hard to believe, but it was 8 years ago today that I was diagnosed with CML. Fortunately, as you can tell by my lack of blog entries, there is not too much to report. Last year, I had a bit of a scare as my PCR numbers went up for the first time in many years. As I readjusted my CML medication and cholesterol meds, everything returned to normal. The interaction between the two was apparently helping me. Since then, things have been stable and normal.

I am thankful that CML is not something I think about every day. I am thankful that Gleevec exists and works wonderfully. I am also thankful to the wonderful doctors whose life mission is to cure and treat this disease. Finally, I am thankful for my family and friends for all the support I have received as I have dealt with this diagnosis.

1 comment:

hassan said...

Hi Jon
My mother diagnosed with CML 1 month ago. so i start to research about it. I read all of your blog posts in two days. i am very happy for you and your traetment process.
i think you have been an expert in CML. so I have a question. have you any fresh information about stopping gleevec in CML Patients? who can stop this med and how many percents of people relapse?
thak you very much