Hi, I am new the group. I was DX with CML (CP) on October 22 2013, just a few short weeks ago. It has been a whirl wind to say the least and took a bit to get over the initial shock. The information I have found here has been invaluable in learning about this disease. Anyway I went to my DR because not only had I been run down for the last year but I was not eating. (Feeling full after a few bites and had lost about 30lbs). So my blood test showed my WBC to be 550K and my kidneys were a bit stressed along with some low electrolytes. Long story short, I was put in the hospital for a couple days to get things under control and released with my WBC at 350K + then went not sprycel right away. Just had two week check up and WBC is 40K and I feel better than I have in a long time (even started running again). Oh my PH+ test was 100% and initial PCR was 147%. The reason I started this thread (other than to introduce my self) was in my reading I've never seen anyone mention WBC as high as mine and just wondered where everyone started at? Thanks for all the info that is here, it has made learning so easy. BTW I am in Chicago and goto the Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Thanks for all the replies in advance and best regards,