Well...it's been six weeks since I have taken any TKI (Sprycel). I know Trey likes to see the numbers:
WBC = 1.9 (last week 1.9)
ANC = 0.65 (last week 0.53)
PLT = 234
Red cells ( a little higher than last week). I just need to re-start a strong exercise program and get the heart pumping again.
RBC = 3.53
HGB = 11.9
HCT = 35.7
MCV = 101
They drew blood today for both FISH and PCR. My 'recovery' path since myelosuppression is following a stem cell transplant patient trajectory. After my repeated requests for a bcr-abl test, they more than agreed. I am waiting to hear from Dr. Cortes on these latest results.
In 10 days I get back the FISH/bcr-abl numbers (intl. scale). My last FISH was taken in January and showed 53% positive cells. PCR showed 33% (I was at 155% at dx. intl. scale). I had just started Sprycel (one week in). Anyone care to speculate on what my FISH level will be when the results come in?
I can't wait to see the FISH results. What if they are Zero. I start going to church again.
One thing is certain ... with the level of CML in my body in January, my cell counts should have recovered much faster than they are doing (normal + leukemic). That is not happening - so something is up. I am crossing my fingers that I am a miracle baby.