First I want to thank all of you for allowing me to pour through this discussion sight over the last couple of weeks to learn more about CML as a guest. The information has given me hope and allowed me to stay positive in spite of the diagnosis. Trey - dude - you're like a CML encyclopedia. Thank you for all your links and great insight.
My journey began on May 20 with a visit to my doctor for what turned out to be an enlarged spleen. CT scan then blood work, then more blood work. WBC count is around 265000. No blasts. Start Gleevec as soon as it shows up at my doorstep [Wednesday we hope]. Dr. Brian Druker is my new frickin hero.
I'm 47 years old. I'm married with four children. Been in the grocery business for 32 years - same company.
Not sure how active I'll be on the forum, but definitely appreciate the resource and wealth of experience [CMLers with lots of experience is a beautiful thing!].