Well, I guess I'm a hare afterall
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Counts are very solid. PCR is undectable! I confirmed the sensitity of lab, it means the reduction is 4 log or more, they don't go below that so I don't know if it is CMR4.0, CMR4.5, or CMR5.0. I guess for now that doesn't matter. Maybe in a few years if I can maintain this and dare I say look into the possibility of stopping the drug I will need a more sensitive test. For now, I'm just going to enjoy this.
Of course in typical fashion for me, the overall results are outstanding, but there has to be the one stick in the mud; notice the 1 positive cell on the FISH. Dr. said there is a 3%-5% variance on the FISH test and she feels it is a false positive. Given the PCR results I'm going to ride with that. She said if she had any concern she would have me repeat the test.
So for today, I am happy and feeling pretty good. Amazing what a ride this year has been. Hopefully I can get back to living a normal life, maintain these results, and just deal with the BS that comes along with taking Gleevec.
I hope everyone is doing well today......