I should ask my Dr. these questions but when I get there I #1 freeze up #2 am scared to know the answers. I'm having a BMB in May 6 mths after my November diagnosis. What are they looking for? Is it remission? He told me but I forgot. He said after the results of that they will decide how to adjust my medication. I am having a blood smear test in a couple weeks and I think some other kind of test. He said they were more extensive blood tests than my usually monthly blood count, liver and kidney function tests. Do you go into remission on this drug? What exactly happens? Even if someone could point me to updated links to read, that may help!