After 21 months on Gleevec I got a nice "red eye". I've had chronic bronchitis for a couple of months now and wondering if maybe the coughing might have caused it.
I'm trying very hard to balance the emotional with the rational lately. I have a few different things going on that keep making my mind wander. After my last PCR jumped up a bit from CMR to .004%, I've kept having this nagging feeling in the back of my head that "what if this was the first sign I am losing response". I know rationally that doesn't make any sense and even if I was it wouldn't make sense that things would change drastically. I figure even if I lose response, it wouldn't make sense that I would show any signs. CML is slow and it would take time to lose cytogenetic response and ultimately hematological response. Unless I transformed to BC overnight, this would be a slow process. I think it would be exceptionally rare to transform to BC after a year and a half of responding well (in and out of CMR). I suppose it could happen, but seems so unlikely. The more times I say it, the more I feel like I am trying to talk myself into it.
I just have this chronic nagging cough that won't let up. It started right after my last onc visit. I had a sinus infection and had to take an anti-biotic for it to clear up. The infection went away but I have this lingering dry cough. I can take a deep breath without any difficulty or pain, but the cough is continuous. I'm figuring it is lingering from the infection and seasonal allergies are aggravating it. It keeps messing with my head though because I know a number of people had a chronic cough before they were diagnosed due to high platelets. I never had that before dx though. So between the cough and the eye bleed - it's just messing with my mind a bit. My vision also seems a bit blurry, not real bad just seems like I have some "floaters".
Hoping this settles down soon.