Hello all, Seems I am destined to join this club as well. 46yo very active man. Had a routine blood draw a week ago for a physical and low and behold a white count >32K. Still trying to get over the shock as I feel great.
Might have a bit of impact on my activity from reading the boards (and by the way thank you all as I had many of my initial questions answered quickly looking at the frequent posts).
Just a quick question, I have seen an oncologist just a few days ago, only had peripheral blood sent for FISH and PCR but he seems to be 96%(how to figure this I am not sure) percent sure it is CML.
Sent the blood to Mayo for eval and should have some results tomorrow afternoon.
Problem is that I have a spring break trip to Costa Rica with my sons (biking,hiking, kayaking ect) set to leave on Sat for about a week. did a repeat CBC today with a myelocyte percentage of 10% from my lab.
All my lab work from Oct 2011 was normal and only recent illness was Mid Feb with a "viral type" syndrome for about a week.
What do you think my changes are of tipping over into an accelerated phase being at 10% (which seems to be the cutoff on the phasing). Think it is safe to take the journey?
Would welcome your thoughts.