I haven't visited the boards much this year. I had two apparently "rare" heart episodes, and my husband, who was ill all year, died at the end of July. Not much time for checking on the boards, but I did still look in from time to time.
I still see a few names on the boards from a year ago -- also lots of new names which makes me stop and think how lucky we are to have the boards when we need them. There's lots of support here, especially for the newly diagnosed. It's been over four years since I was dx, and I've been on Sprycel for about the last 2 1/2 years. The last 18 months or so, my PCR has been 0.000 - yay!! is what my onc says every three months.
About a month ago, I noticed what I knew was a petechiae on the inside of my forearm. I didn't give it much thought, because it faded within a few days. And then today, I noticed one on my stomach. I think seeing a second one gave me pause. They were both very small (less than 1/4 inch) and just single bruises.
I have many reasons to get bruises - the process of selling our home and moving to a smaller one plus a wonderful, but wild dog who adores me and must therefore jump all over me are the two primary reasons right now. However, these are definitely petechiae, not normal bruises. They are perfectly circular.
Thanks as always for your support,