Message for Trey, do you have CML or are you a medically trained person? I was not sure from your comments. Thank you by the way. You just seemed knowledgeable and very matter of fact. (Not a bad thing... ...) Also, thank you Snowbear for your input as well. Sorry to hear about the challenges you are facing as well.
I am new to this website, so I am still learning how it all works. It is nice to get feedback from others regarding their experience. Proof that the internet can be used for some things good!
My mom has done so well for the past 6 yrs until now, and this has thrown a monkey wrench in the whole thing! It has been very unsettling to her of course. She worries at times about getting stomach cancer or another kind from taking the Gleevec. CML is her second cancer by the way. First was thyroid.
I did do some research online for natural treatments and diets for gastroparesis, and my mom just started with those. So far things have calmed down and she has stopped vomiting. We are using ginger with her meals. According to Dr. Andrew Wiel, it helps the stomach do it's churning if I remember the article correctly. And, Nutri Bullet has some smoothies she can make, as well as recommendations for eating for her condition.
Yes, I knew about the "speedy bowels" from the Gleevec, but she has had few symptoms with the Gleevec other than occasional leg cramps or water bags under her eyes. We started her on de-tox tea named Flor-essence by Flora two weeks after she got home from the hospital. Her legs were swollen and always having kidney pain until she started the tea. Then, almost all of her symptoms disappeared with that natural treatment, and she has been doing that for 6 years now.
I appreciate your encouragement and will share your comments with her tomorrow. Have a restful night!