Before getting into the shower this morning I noticed a large dark red bruise on my back. I realized it was a spot I had been scratching a few minutes earlier due to a mosquito bite. It seemed strange that I bruised so easily, so I moved to another part of my back and scratched. I scratched about 4-5 times, medium intensity, like you would for a itch. I waited a few seconds and sure enough a new bruise showed up. I tried to replicate this on my arm and nothing really happened, then the leg with nothing. I then scratched my chest and had the same result as the back, so it appears to be only the torso. The bruise looks like a bunch of broken blood capillaries, almost like you would see on a teenagers neck (i.e. a hickey).
I'm trying not to let this get the better of my imagination, supposedly I am CMR and my last blood counts were very good, but there is definitely something going on. The question is if it is merely overly sensitive skin as a side effect of Gleevec or if it is something to do with my blood. I'm going to put a call into Oncologist.
Anyone have this happen? I have been overly edgy lately as I feel like I am in that real danger zone of 12-18 months when I have heard of people who were doing really well all of a sudden take a 180 and their CML progressed out of no where. I'm telling myself that isn't going to happen to me, but then I get something strange like this and it messes with my head.