For those who were following my other thread, I had my appointment with my oncologist yesterday. We discussed my a-fib episodes and other palpitations. He did not like the idea of a half-dose of Tasigna with monitoring at all. We discussed the STIM trial a bit. But he mentioned that it looks like we've proven there are some cardiotoxic effects for me on Tasigna, especially since I am so young and had no previous problems. (my experiment of half-dose started to fail as I have been getting PVCs on that does now...but could be stress).
So he is putting me on 100mg Sprycel. I was a bit hesitant because it seems like with Tasigna, it's the devil you know sort of thing. I am also worried about being on 100mg, I was hoping for 70mg at least since that seems to be good, but his notes just said Sprycel is 100 or 140 so we'll do 100mg.
I am going to start in a week or so; I'm waiting for my One Card (copay card) to come in in about a week, then order the meds. I'm a little nervous. Go figure I get some anxiety back after a couple years keeping it at bay, and then I'm basically "starting over" pretty dang close to my cancerversary. Almost like deja vu. I guess as long as it doesn't kill me and keeps me PCRU then we're in business for the long run. Thanks for reading.