Well - today is my 1 year 'cancerversary'! Hard to believe it's been 1 year...somedays it feels like yesterday and other days it feels like an eternity...but such is life. Next PCR is 11/1 with results on 11/10. So I will assume that I will be at 0 since my last PCR 6 months ago showed 0.002%.
I am grateful for having CML - it has opened my eyes to what's important. It is a strange feeling to be grateful for having leukemia...it is a love / hate relationship. I love that its treatable...I hate how I feel somedays and the back of the brain memory that sneaks up on you when you don't feel well...is this CML or a run of the mill virus? But the doctor - and my virtual bffs - are just a call or click away. I'm finding that I am starting to live life more normally - albeit a bit more tired - but is that because of my tasigna or the fact that I'm 37 with 2 young boys (almost 9 and 5) who are active in sports / friends and a husband that's not here during the week because of work. I could flip the coin on the cause there (although some days are worse than others).
Thanks to all for the last year - funny stories and inspiring ones - and the ability to keep me off the ledge in the earlier months! I am truly thankful to each one of you - and am looking forward to the day when we can hear about and benefit from a cure!