Just wanted to share...I was diagnosed 1/28/15 with a WBC of 220,000 and and PCR of 195% b2a2 transcript. After 3 weeks on Gleevec I'm down to 13,000 WBC!
I had been worried because the original oncologist I was sent to didn't see a need to do a BMB. But this week I switched to a new doctor at a different cancer center and he completed a BMB the same day he saw me. Wasn't too bad and I'm eager to get the results in a week.
With the Gleevec I had nausea the first week, but it has seem to resolved itself. I had a full-body rash last week that has also cleared up once the dr had me stop the Allopurinol.