Not to say that I'm not having ups and downs and life is perfectly hunky dory, but I just wanted to pop in here and say I feel that I'm out of my new diagnosis funk and am not crazy anxious about the future anymore. I'm just about 6 months into this and am not as consumed with CML as I was for what felt like a lifetime. I just want to encourage those of you who are newly diagnosed...that someone who is a natural worrier and never thought she'd get to the place where she wasn't consumed with CML has gotten there (or at least much closer to it). I think drawing nearer to God has definitely been what's gotten me here.
Also, ladies....my menstrual cycle issues were all because of a big ole' mass on my ovary. I had it and my ovary removed an it was benign. Our theory is that when my platelets and blood counts were scary high at the onset of my diesease, it created this tiny little blood filled cyst which ended up not going away on its own as so many do and growing and growing to be a bothersome size. It's too early to confirm because I haven't started back up with my periods since my surgery, but it makes a lot of sense. If you're having heavier and/or more frequent periods...get a sonogram of your uterus and ovaries and check it out. Tumors on ovaries can cause hormonal imbalances, as well...and getting rid of that ovary/tumor probably contributes to my better attitude.