I just got back from my oncology appointment and am almost MMR after 7 month. At diagnosis, I was 17.09% and I am now .02%! I see a nice glass of wine in my future this evening. The side effects from 400 mg Gleevec are much better since changing to four 100 mg pills a day (2 in the morning and 2 at night) instead of one 400 mg pill.
The only less than positive news was I learned that my next BMB will be without sedation! I changed oncologist to KU's BMT Clinic because of their superior expertise treating CML in the Kansas City area. My prior oncologist used sedation and I don't remember anything about the procedure. When I questioned why I could not have sedation, I was told the procedure was done by a nurse practitioner rather than a doctor and they thing sedation is too risky and too expensive. Any suggestions?
Thanks again for all the support and guidance everyone has provided on this discussion board. Your help has been invaluable.