Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:16 PM
Thanks all - I'm really hoping it's nothing. My cat's been way sicker than me over the last couple of days so I have had my mind and hands full dealing with that.
Pat - Thank you, they were looking for problems with my back, I've had pain there for over 2 years in one specific spot. I felt the extra CT scan was not necessary as I had one about a year ago, but my sports doctor was pretty insistent that I have one to rule other things out before we treat it further. It sounds like an osteoblast is some kind of collection of new cells. I just react to the word "blast" now, perhaps unnecessarily! My cat is on medication, and he had an awful time on Saturday, but was feeling better by Sunday - we are hoping he continues to improve!
Trey - thanks, yes I am having the x-ray done today, hopefully it is nothing. I typed in "imatinib" and "osteoblastic change" into a search engine and it came out with some interesting things. Possibly, it is due to the Gleevec, but I am hoping it is not a bad thing...
Traci - Thanks for your advice! This is the last time I am letting my sports doctor do any scanning, I just don't feel it is getting me anywhere. Don't get me started on how many tests I've had in the last 2 years to try to fix this problem!
I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's cyst - what did they end up finding apart from the cyst?
Ps. I love the avatar picture of your cat - it always makes me smile
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