Hi Ladies and Trey,
It seems I am overcoming Tedsey Syndrome. I was reading some of the other posts here and it is indeed sad to read about the trials others are having to overcome. I thought a little good news for one of our members would brighten the day a little bit.
I have had a dramatic drop in bcr-abl transcripts. And in concert my Neutrophils which have been in myelosuppression territory for mostly a year have started to perk in just the last two weeks:
PCR - intl. scale trend (U.S. Labs)
1/19/2011 - 31.7%
3/10/2011 - 35.7 %
7/7/2011 - 0.81%
My WBC's are now normal and my ANC which was hovering around 0.5 to 0.8 for seven months - shot up in two weeks to 1.6. I am out of the bacteria danger zone. Also my red blood is heading back up. Only platelets are an issue at 95, but considered not dangerous unless they fall below 50.
I am on 20mg Dasatinib (1/5th the normal dosage) plus 8 grams equivalent Curcumin. Dr. Cortes is so surprised by the PCR drop that he wants me re-tested at M.D. Anderson to confirm. If verified - then we have reason to celebrate.
The fact that my blood is starting to normalize is an encouraging sign in the face of a dropping PCR. There is a sentiment that my blood population is reverting to normal as the Leukemic system is fading. I believe my normal blood stem cells are increasing in number now. And the Leukemic ones are becoming quiescent and fading from the picture. At least that is my interpretation.
I look forward to M.D. Anderson's confirmation. 20mg. Dasatinib - who would have thought.