I was just diagnosed with CML this past Thursday. I was asymptomatic, but a high WBC (42,000) was picked up in a CBC. We are scheduled to go on vacation in VA April 16-23rd. I see the hem/onc for my first followup since starting Gleevec on April 14th, right before we are scheduled to go. He had indicated before we could probably still go on vacation, but I'm not sure he knew how long we would be gone. Some questions:
1) Can I get away for that long, or will I need to get more blood tests (weekly) when just starting Gleevec?
2) Will I feel okay? Able to walk around, etc? I've seen lots of posts about bone pain when starting Gleevec. Hasn't hit me yet, but it's only been 4 days.
Any insight would be appreciated!