I haven't been on this board in a while as have been getting pretty used to the meds and I think have been doing ok as things have calmed down a lot and I'm back to work so don't have as much time to think about it all!
I got my PCR results, it was 144% at diagnosis in Nov. I started the medication and it went down to 118% in Jan and then at last result I got 0.9% at the end of feb (3 months on medication.) I was told I wouldn't need another bone marrow test as my marrow was clear- yippee!
So roll on yest when my friend who is a nurse at the hosp sent me the final report from my bone marrow. It says;
Blast cells-0 Promyelocytes-0, Myelocytes-7, Metamyelocytes-7, Polymorphs-39, Basophils-0, Eosinophils-3, Lymphoctes-14, Monoblasts/Promonocytes-0, Maturing Monocytes-2, Plasma cells 0, Erythroblasts-27, M:E Ratio 3:1
Blood film; Red cell anisocytosis. Platelet anisocytosis with occasional giant platelets seen.
Marrow report; Bone marrows smears received with hypocellular fragments and trails for age. Megakaryocytes appear increased and are mostly small with hypolobated nuclei. Prominent sea-blue histiocytes. The myeloid and erythroid series are represented at all stages of maturation. No abnormal infiltrates seen.
Iron stain; absence of stainable iron in granules and precursors.
Comment: tri lineage haematopoeisis. Consistent with morphological remission in cml.
Ok so then I started googling and didn't like what I read about the sea blue histiocytes being a sign of MDS? Also didn't like to hear that my red blood cells were looking funny either. Anyone any idea am I freaking out unnecessarily and this is normal for cml people or should I be a bit worried about the above showing some more abnormalities in my marrow besides cml.
Would appreciate your opinions thank you and hope you are all doing well and coping well with your cml.