So I had some good results yesterday with my blood work. I guess they are good anyways. My WBC has went from 260,000 to 201,000 on the 10 days of Gleevec so far. My spleen is now 1/3 the size it was and all of my brusing/knots have went away. So we know the medication is working! I'm hoping next week my # is even lower!
This is normal, right?
Also, what do you all do to prevent getting sick? There are a lot of cold like stuff going around at my work and before I would take 3 vitamin C's daily and usually be able to beat it. Is it okay to do that now w/the Gleevec? I read in The Cure magazine not to take Vit. C or St. Johns Wort with Gleevec while sitting at the oncologist office.
When did you guys feel "normal" again or able to do a lot? I'm used to going, going, going...but yesterday I went back to work, had my doctors appointment, went to Bible study this morning, plus taking care of my 3 kids and my husband, and I just feel like crap right now.
I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for answering all of my questions. It really means a lot to me.