I don't know why it's taken me so long to join in on all of the wonderful discussion and support found on these message boards! Recently I've been going through and finding so many reflections of my own experiences with CML.
I'm new here, but I'm definitely not new to CML. Was Dx on New Year's eve of 2000. I started the Gleevec after a couple of months w/ Hydrea. Gleevec had just been approved-- the timing was certainly magical for me.
More recently, (Dec. 2010) I built a resistance to Gleevec which of course I did not want to believe. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized that I didn't have a "pinched nerve" in my back, but rather, I was relapsing with a lot of inflamed marrow in my spine. owwwww. These last few months of my life deserve a whole other topic thread. ; )
I'm glad to be here and glad to see so much love and support here.
Love to you all,