Hey Frogie how long is your washout going to be and do you have a plan for if you don't get pregnant first cycle?
We had a two week washout but we were "fully IVF" transferring a donor embryo that had no previous TKI exposure. We were soooo lucky to get pregnant first go this time (as opposed to 2012 with my eggs when it never happened) but if pregnancy hadn't happened I was going back on tasigna for a month or so and then try again.... pause to change dirty nappy...somebody had avocado for the first time yesterday... wondering if definition of insanity is going through all this with the reward of cleaning up green poop :-)
I found that once we stopped treatment I was quite calm. Not the nothing is going to go wrong cos I take vitamins kinda calm but the this is a reasonable risk and we have a plan kinda calm. The most important time to be off TKIs for the baby is early in the pregnancy when the organs are forming. If your numbers rise you try interferon with gleevec later in the pregnancy as a reasonable fall back to keep you safe.
Have you talked through what will happen if your numbers rise with your doc? Do you know that you can get hold of a TKI, preferably gleevec during pregnancy if required (possibly more of an issue in Australia)? When my numbers rose significantly and I lost MMR at 10 weeks my doc assumed I'd be panicked and wanted to reassure me, but I wasn't panicked because we had already discussed what would happen and I'd accepted it before we got started. There is also a good chance that your numbers will stay PCRU or rise slowly