Hi Don: Welcome to the Group. You are just starting on the Gleevec, and you will be feeling various side effects.
When I was first diagnosed, and a bit scared as to what to expect with all the joint pains they told me that when I felt all the pains in the joints to realize that the Gleevec was killing off all the cancer cells. That helped me to get through it.
Many years later I still get the aches and pains along with fatigue, but I still take my Gleevec everyday. I also have terrible Arthritis, so I do not even know anymore what my pains are from. I just take one day at a time.
We are very blessed to have these TKI drugs available to us. Just ask anything you want as you get adjusted.
You will meet some great people on here who are always ready to help and support you.
We have a lot of new people who have joined in like you, and a lot of old timers who have been Living With CML for a long time. Hope we continue to hear from you. I do not think we have anyone from Ireland. I am not sure.