March 23rd will mark my third cancerversary. For the last year and a half my PCR numbers were flat at a 2 log reduction. I was really frustrated and discouraged and my Oncologist seemed really against a drug change. At my last appt I asked him to consult with Dr. Druker to see if a change would be good. Well, I had my bloodwork done last week and saw the Onc yesterday. I was extremely happy to see a leading 0 (0.1 and some change) in my PCR number and log reduction of 3.27! I never thought I would get to this point. Needless to say I have decided to stay on Gleevec for the time being and hope I can hit PCRU.
I have been staying away from here because I was so discouraged seeing everyone else announcing good news and feeling like I was making no progress against this monster. I have missed everyone and have often thought about many of you but could not bring myself to the board since it seemed like I was in the minority with no good news to share.