My mother, 56, was just diagnosed with CML today. She had blood work and BMB last week, which confirmed what the Cancer Specialist mentioned at our last visit. We are in complete shock since my mom is our superwoman and is the most wonderful lady you can ever want to meet. She will do absolutley anything for you! She has lived a rough life with a husband who is terminally ill and dying of liver disease. Then, we are presented with this news about my mom. It just hit us like a ton of bricks.
I am the oldest daughter and have always been the strongest one that keeps the family together through every hurdle we have come up on. This time, it's been very difficult for me since my mom is my world...she means everything to me. I can't imagine her going through this, but she isn't alone since I will be there every second of the way.
I have been reading about this CML and becoming familar with it so I can prepared. I'm glad to see that there are discussions boards of this cancer and the knowledge and support of those that are in the same situation who can help.
Any advice and support you can give us is much appreciated.