Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:36 AM
It's hard being a family member too, especially a parent. Although, I'm 38, my mom comes to almost every appointment with me along with my husband. I always joke that I have an entourage with me because sometimes my dad will come too. I see my parent's faces and know they wish they could take this disease from me, and I understand because I'm a mother and would feel the same way. I think it's great that you are on this forum, asking questions and reading things to help your son through this. I'm just shy of 6 months into this diagnosis, and it's nice to have such a support system behind me.
7/2014 Diagnosed,8/14 Started 100mg Sprycel, 9/14 Thyroidectomy (thyroid cancer)
8/2015 Undetectable, 12/15 Plural Effusion (3 wk drug break)
1/2016 Started 70mg Sprycel, 3/16 Plural Effusion (4 wk drug break)
3/16 .014 after a wk w/o meds
4/16 Started 400mg Gleevec
4/16 Undetectable, 7/16 Undetectable, 10/16 Undetectable, 2/17 Undetectable, 5/17 Undetectable, 8/17 Undetectable