I was diagnosed with CML in July 2012..... I started on Tasigna the first week in August and managed to get my WBC back in line in just three weeks. I attribute this to a positive attitude and great support from family and friends. There is no time to feel sorry for myself. There is no time for tears. It is all about getting better and feeling the best I possibly can. I will not let the CML take over and win. I am only 40 and I have at least another 40 years to live! AND I WILL!!!
Yes I find that I get tired and sometimes I feel like I am "hung over" (and I am not drinking!) - Its the only way I can describe how I feel some mornings. Yes some days are really tough emotionally but I will not let this CML win... I refuse to let it take over my life. I am determined to carry on as normally as I can.
For anyone who is feeling blue, tired, and just over all not like their old selves- Please know that I get it.... I am thinking of you all and you are not alone. Do something special for yourself- get a manicure or pedicure. Go on a hike, write a letter to a friend. Keep moving forward and know you are not alone....