As most of you know, I was diagnosed in October 2010 - it was caught very early. Dr. put me on 300 mg 2x/day of tasigna. Side effects pretty much kicked my butt with exhaustion, headaches for a few weeks among other things. Last week had bronchitis and felt like a truck ran over me. Was really down - like never before! Kept thinking I felt fine before diangosis, I take this medicine and I feel horrible...you know how it goes!
Well - today I woke up and didn't feel bad! Took me a minute to lay in bed and question how I felt - and I said I'm OK. Got up - went down stairs to get coffee, get my boys ready for school (which ended up being cancelled because of weather - again) and went to the office (I work out of the house). Worked...got work done. And here I am at the end of my work day (work from 8-2)...still...not feeling bad - a little more tired than I did earlier in the day - but still not bad!
Here's hoping the upswing continues! Dr. said 3-6 months for my body to get used to tasigna. Been on it just over 3 months...so maybe by 6 months, I'll be BACK - just in time for spring. Somewhat symbolic - don't you think! Spring starts new things...