I had my 3 month PCR blood test taken today. This afternoon they reported part I of the two part results: blood counts and metabolic numbers. I won't receive the PCR results until next week sometime.
What's interesting is that for the first time since before diagnosis (3 years ago almost), my white blood and Neutrophils are normal. Not just low normal - but solid normal like they used to be. Three months ago, my Neutrophils were 1.5 - and were like that for a long time.
Neutrophils are 2.5! WBC's are 4.6. Now that could be the result of one of two things. Either I am failing Sprycel and my counts are rising or my blood system is finally normalizing. I am very curious what my PCR numbers will be with this test. I was borderline PCRU last time, but still with suppressed counts. The fact that my red blood is still below normal gives me a sense that Sprycel is still at work.
It's hard to know without the molecular study - but it feels good to be able to expose myself to germs like I used to do with impunity.
7-10 days and counting. This will be a big test result. Am I PCRU?, holding steady? or jump up a log?
I did change the Curcumin I was taking (I take one with so called higher bio-availability) during these last three months.
Also - my C-reactive protein level was 0.66. Anything less than 1.0 is considered very low and a good indicator of low cardio risk. I attribute this to the Curcumin. It is a strong anti-inflammatory and C-reactive protein is a measure of inflammation internally.