Regarding your post "you can worry yourself into being more sick trying to figure out how you got it. i suggest that instead you move on"
I think most of us would like to know how we got CML or whatever disease one may have. I have heard others say I don't care how just want a cure.
I really, really, would like to know so that we could stop others from getting CML and other cancer and diseases. I don't think any of us want our children and grand children to suffer these horrible diseases.
i have my own theory where i got it from. I do believe that thru out my life I had a disposittion or a compromised immune system, either born with it, or developed it thru a virus or live virus vaccine, as a child.
A few years before I was diagnosed we had sold a home, and I was sprucing up the landing scape to make it look nice for resale. We had a bad case of bag worms in the neighborhood, mainly across the street that was killing the trees and shrubs, Many of the neighbors including myself were using a lot of chemical bug sprays. When spraying I did where long sleeves and a mask. Also I often lit candles in the house and sprayed lysol and used a lot of cleaners.
We sold the house and moved. A few years later I was diagnosed with CML. The odd thing was one of my old neighbors from the house we sold, called me and said my lady neighbor caddy corner from us had also been diagnosed with Leukemia, she did not know what kind it was. This neighbor lady with the leukemia had sold her home and moved back in with her x husband as he was helping to take care of her. That was all anyone knew and I never did find her, to call and ask exactly when she was diagnosed, and what kind of Leukemia. What I find interesting is that only 4 to 5 thousand a year are diagnosed with CML and me and my neighbor lady about the same age as me were both diagnosed within a short time frame of each other. Also I found out many others in the neighbor hood were being diagnosed with some sort of cancer, so was it because we were all spraying these chemicals, or was in the soil as well.
After DX I went to a simaianar with a speaker on blood cancer and he said if you saw what I see you would never handle another chemical without plastic gloves.
Remember much of our landscaping and soil and stuff are also sprayed with chemicals and mold.
One time we went to the fire department yard where they were giving out free mulch. Got a bunch of it and a little latter I noticed all the white mold that was on it.
At another seminar, the speakers were expert on blood cancers. There was a young guy who had CML, a farmer, and he often sprayed his crops and his family thought he got it from the chemicals spraying his crops. Also there was a lady who had 4 different kinds of cancer. The doctor said when you took this medicine treatment for this cancer it caused the next cancer, then that treatment cause the next cancer so on and so forth. So medicine and cancer treatment, also causes cancer. It is also a known fact that much of the radiation for cancers like breast, lung cancer, etc,, when they use radiation it casuses blood cancers because it kills & damages your stem cells or immune system. That is one of the reasons why a friend of mine who is now in her eighties, she is a retired nurse, years ago she had breast cancer and had a masectomy and refused the infusion and radiation afterwards and nothing more ever became of the cancer. As she knew the treatment often caused other cancers.
In fact my old onc said at least you only have one cancer most of my patients have multiple cancers, most of her patients are breast cancer patients.
So my lesson here; is I use house hold cleaners that are echo friendly. I do not handle soil or mulch or chemicals in less I have on plastic gloves. It is rare that I use sprays in the house. Probably the chemicals in our hair color and perfumes we breath are also chemicals. Use soy candles and natural things, like our grand parents did. My mom who passed in 2003 (born in 1920) said they used coffee grounds to die their hair. Made their own soap. Their chicken and hens, and beef were free roaming, no antibiotics and no harmon and the beef was much older then the beef we slaughter to today. Their water was probably much cleaner to. They swam in the ponds. Grew their own gardens and canned and ate fresh food, not tv dinners and canned good from the store.
I think even though my mom worked hard in the garden and milking cows, they got lots of fresh air and sunshine, and exercise, not sitting front of the TV.
So even though we had a lot of medical break throughs i sometimes wonder if in our environment and are new technology, we cause are own cancer.
Just thoughts to ponder for those who care.