Merry Christmas / Happy Hogswatch / Yuletide Greetings to you all.
My fifth Xmas on Gleevec which feels quite significant given the 3 to 5 year prognosis of pre-Gleevec days. Those five years have taken me from being worried that if I died my children wouldn't remember me, to the point where this is probably the last year when their attitude to Santa is still more 'belief' than 'humour Daddy'. Touch wood, the Gleevec is keeping me in a stable MMR and the side effects aren't too bad overall, so I continue to get on with my life and try not to let my CML define me. I still think of you all often though, and hope that all the old stagers are doing well and that the new arrivals continue to find this site, as I did, a great source of information, support, comfort and humour.
May you all have a wonderful holiday season and the confidence to look forward to many more. May you also have healthier gums than mine if you are going to try to bite through the fat end of a large carrot to make it look like Santa's reindeer have visited. Ouch!