I haven't posted in a while but I thought I'd give an update...
The last few months saw some ups and downs with my results, but I just got my last round of PCR results -- and they were so good the doctor is re-running the test just to make sure.
In October 2014 (27 months post-diagnosis), I was at a 2.9 log reduction. At January's test (30 months), it came back at 2.7 log reduction -- disappointing as you can imagine. So, they ordered a 6 week follow-up and a mutation test, which happened Monday.
The mutation test isn't back, but the PCR came back at a 3.8 log reduction!!! I'm hoping the re-run confirms it.
I had been a very slow but steady responder on 400mg Gleevec until that January test, but they kept me on it because my side effects were minimal and being so young (36) and there's more long-term usage data on Gleevec.
3 mo - 0.4 log reduction
6 mo - 1.2
9 mo - 1.3
12 mo - 1.6
15 mo - 2.1
18 mo - 2.4
21 mo - 2.6
24 mo - 2.8
27 mo - 2.9
30 mo - 2.7
31.5 mo - 3.8
So, slow and steady apparently can win the race...