Welcome to our site. I am so glad you found us. You will find so many people with so much knowledge we will guide you through this and please try to get your wife and family on this site or at least try to get to read this. I can't even imagine how you and your family feel. But I can tell you one thing all of us and our familys have felt the same way. I wish I could think of the right words but all I can think of I just got punched in the stomache,I a have cancer, and I'm going to die. I'm not an expert but just about everybody on this site has an incredible amount of knowledge about.cml.
First of all congratulations on your marriage, and soon to be a father you should be so very proud.Let me know what names you are thinking of. I always wished I would have had one more child. Since you got thrown into this tell me I was insane at the time I had those thoughts, I had 2 beautiful children 1 girl and 1 boy. I survied the teenage years with them and I wanted another? Yup i'm crazy.
I have had cml for 4 years and there are many more of us that have had it a lot longer up to 16 years. CML is not contagious, or heredity. And you did not give your baby cml or anyone else. The best explaination right now is we have been exposed to a chemical called benzene. Which we are exposed to everyday,gasoline fumes,soda pop that has been delivered from one climate to another. Everybody is exposed to it everyday. But only a certain amount of people have a certail chromesone that makes us susible to cml. And it was rare we were just the lucky ones? haha
There are 3 medicines called tki's (Gleevac,Sprycel.amd Tasigma..) and there are more and more. Human test trials going on everyday. With our tki's our cml is very manageable soon to be curable.
The tki I presume you are on right now is Gleevac some people all the tki's have side effects but most of them go away or they try another tki.
I hope this helped you a little bit. Just take baby steps until you understand what is going on You have a long life coming. Knowledge is precious,gossip is evil. Look for the truth and you'll be okay'
Very truly your's Billie Murawski