Hi - I have been following this site for awhile and finally decided to find out if anyone out there is near us and would possibly want to meet. My husband was diagnosed with CML in Oct 2010 and started 400mg of Gleevec. He is responding very well, thank the Lord. His next biopsy is in less than two weeks and we are praying for the best. Everyone was so upset and concerned when he was first diagnosed but now, I think some of them wonder 'is he really that sick' because he looks so good and always has a positive outlook. Only those of us who have to live with this everyday know the agony of wondering what news will the doctor have at the next appointment and dealing with the side effects that are mostly only seen at home. I know this may sound silly but I need someone to talk to who understands what I am going through. My family rarely mentions it and I know they certainly don't want to hear details - I guess they don't know what to say so avoiding it is the best solution. So, I would love to actually physically meet others who are going through the same thing we are - and maybe make some friends out of it, which would be wonderful.
So, my husband just turned 34 and I just turned 33. We don't have any kids yet - starting the infertility testing stage. But we love animals and have two dogs and four cats. I wish everyone the best and am glad we have sites like this to share and stay connected.