Hi: I have posted that my mother has just been diagnosed with CML at the age of 88. I just went with her to the Oncologist, and she is in Chronic Stage. No enlargement of the Spleen, but she complains of horrible back pain. She is on Hydrea, and the dose has been boosted up due to the fact that she is creating more and more platelets. The rest of her blood work is good. I understand the process of JAK 2, but I forgot to ask if there is anything else they do for this mutation.
We have her in a Nursing Home due to bad heart with CHF. Her legs must weigh about 50 lbs. and she cannot walk even with a walker.
The doctor wanted to operate and replace her Aortic Valve, but I wonder if that would actually help the swelling enough so she could go home, or would it end her life quicker. She also has extensive coronary artery disease.
Gary is going for his follow-up Cystoscopy on Thursday to see if the Chemo did its job. He dreads another biopsy if they find some new growth in the bladder.
2014 does not seem any better so far than 2013.