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#1 Happycat

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:00 PM

I finally got my first PCR results, at 6 mo post-dx.  The BCR-Abl came in at 0.002%, which on their scale works out to 3.7 log reduction. 

Yeah, chocolate martinis for me tonight!  Note the plural.

If the lab is on the international scale, would the report say so?  It doesn't mention IS, just says that "in our laboratory" avg patient at dx is 10% or higher BCR-Abl to GUS, and patients in MMR are at 0.01% or less.

TIA,

Traci



#2 Trey

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:35 PM

Very good.

It is not International Scale since 1) International Scale MMR is .1%; and 2) your result states a lab average (10%) instead of a conversion factor.  International Scale would have a conversion factor, not a lab average, to convert the result to the 100% average.



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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:13 PM

Yea!! Congratulations!

Never had a chocolate martini.  Sounds interesting.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:20 PM

Awesome Traci!!!!!  You FAST healer you!  Long life to you!!!!  Chocolate martinis are the best!!!!!  Celebrate!

Teds



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:26 PM

Congratulations Traci, but more importantly, recipe please!  I'm guessing no olives!



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:31 PM

I'm so happy for you. It's great to hear when people are responding well.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:55 PM

Yeah, figured it must not be IS since there was no mention of it or a conversion factor.  Well, if I ever move to another lab, I guess I'll just have to wing it on comparing results!

Traci



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:59 PM

Marnie, they're fabulous!  You've gotta try one!

Dh and I went to The Chocolate Bar in Buffalo and got some great recipe ideas from them.  They have a huge menu of them - including regular chocolate martinins, chocolate raspberry, and my favorite, a bananas foster version.  Yum!  It's both a dessert AND a drink.

The trick is to use chocolate "fondue", which I make myself by melting chocolate chips in a double boiler, then slowly whipping in half and half.  What we don't use for the martinis, I save and use in my coffee the next day.

Traci



#9 GerryL

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:14 PM

Congratulation Traci. well done.



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:36 PM

Yay! Congratulations Traci

Those chocolate martinis sound amazing, chocolate rasberry? Yum! I am also quite partial to Toblerone cocktails....the honey and chocolate together is just divine!


Diagnosed 9 June 2011, Glivec 400mg June 2011-July 2017, Tasigna 600mg July 2017-present (switched due to intolerable side effects, and desire for future cessation attempt).

Commenced monthly testing when MR4.0 lost during 2012.

 

2017: <0.01, <0.01, 0.005 (200mg Glivec, Adelaide) <0.01, 0.001 (new test sensitivity)

2016: <0.01, <0.01, PCRU, 0.002 (Adelaide)

2015: <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, 0.013

2014: PCRU, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01

2013: 0.01, 0.014, 0.016, 0.026, 0.041, <0.01, <0.01 

2012: <0.01, <0.01, 0.013, 0.032, 0.021

2011: 38.00, 12.00, 0.14


#11 grannyd

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:59 AM

Congrats to you!!! Always love hearing GOOD results!!! Prayers, granny d



#12 Happycat

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:14 PM

Okay, posted recipe on a separate thread.

Traci



#13 Happycat

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:17 PM

Teds,

Don't think I heal all that quickly - and certainly not since I've been on Gleevec!  No rabbit I - more like Rose Ruiz (the woman who won the Boston marathon by hopping on the subway).  Since my counts were fairly low at dx (43K), I think I just started closer to the finish line.

Traci






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