Typical routine blood work for well woman exam decided to surprise me. Blood platelets were high. Thinking nothing of it (as my OB told me platelets can go up whenever your body has a cold.) I soon found out I was pregnant. Through my pregnancy my Blood platelets stay high but no other signs were concerning. I DID DELIVER A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL..and HEALTHY I might add:) (blessing for sure) After my daughter was born, my Hematologist decided to do a bone marrow to just rule everything out and cover all basis. Everything came back normal... except high blood platelets. I was referred to a specialist because due to my age, 23, my doctor wanted a specialist to look at me before just blaming platelet count on Essential Thrombocytosis..Excuse me if I butchered that. He then found I have CML -.- I am sure you can imagine my surprise when I go from thinking I just have high blood counts to having the "c" word. I am still in shock and saddened by this new. I will begin sprycel 100 mg as soon as my insurance approves it. Questions for those on it: When is the best time to take this? Take on a full stomach? Take on empty stomach? Take before bed?
But the biggest question is how to accept this -.- I am thankful that I can take a pill that in essence will help control this. You never expect it to be 'you'
I am thankful for all of these blogs Many give me hope. I am excited to be apart of this, and look forward to any new 'Blood Buddies' I may encounter.