Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:54 PM
It's really nice to meet you I'm 30 this year too, but unfortunately don't have any children yet...one thing I regret putting off now!
I know it sucks - but welcome to the group, it was the one good thing I felt in a sea of scary things. People here are wonderful at helping out with any questions you may have or just if you need to vent about what's happening.
As many people told me when I was first diagnosed (June 2011) the first few months are the worst, and then it gets better from there. It's hard to see in the beginning - all I could think about was how scared I was, but they were right and it does get much better with time.
Germany is a really interesting place, have you been able to see much of it? Are you changing your plans now and coming home sooner than 3 years?
My back was sore for about a week after the biopsy, hope yours feels better soon!
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