So many things have happened since then. My youngest daughter had been born about 8 months prior. As you can see from the picture, my kids are teens now. I opened a new business the year after I was diagnosed. For the most part, however, life has been fairly normal.
I was so lucky that I received this diagnosis when I did as Gleevec was now an option. Prior to this scientific breakthrough, the average life expectancy for someone with CML was only 5 years. I am now three times beyond that number and thankful for every day.
I love how CML has taken a back seat to the rest of my life and it is no longer something I think about very often. I started this blog to keep my family and friends updated with my treatment. Fortunately, I have had little to say for a long time. I take my medication daily and get tested every three months. My number are consistently low and I remain in major molecular response. I am reminded of my cancerversary every year by my CML buddy, Wanda. I really appreciate this.