I'm back ... My wife and I took a cruise on the Queen Mary 2 during the last 10 days from Southampton to New York. We left the same dock that the Titanic left and we 'sailed' over the same spot where the Titanic sank. It was a wild trip. North Atlantic - 20 foot seas - and a lot of dancing. The food was over the top, but thankfully the dancing and walking 12 flights of stairs kept my weight from shooting up.
And most important - NO TKI. I was able to enjoy the trip without thinking about CML. The dancing hurts though. A lot of muscles are used to stay upright with a moving boat. And we closed down the night club at 3:00 a.m. (jet lag helped here coming from the states) with a bit faster dancing.
And after several weeks of not seeing any doctor, I went in for my 13th week CBC checkup:
ANC = 0.91 (back up from 0.7 drop two weeks ago). All other values normal. Platelets = 209. And overall WBC = 2.6.
I can no longer explain the levels. The CML without any TKI whatsoever for over 3 months, has not done a thing. It is not growing. M.D. Anderson wants to do a BMB tomorrow - my third in one year if I go through with it because they are curious.
My only possible explanation is Curcumin. I take 500 mg. every day. And if it is keeping the CML in check - then that's fine with me. I want 1560 weeks with no TKI !