Hello all. Started the trial about 85 days ago. Had a baseline BMB done at the start. I'll be in for another BMB on Wednesday 8/10/2011 to measure my progress.
My initial dose was 45mg. After about 3 days I woke up at 3:00 am with extreme pain in my legs & lower back. I mean extreme. I was taken off the drug for several days and redosed at 30mg. I've done well so far on the new dose. Typical sides as with Gleevec & Sprycel; bathroom issues, skin rash, head ache, and yes the never ending FATIGUE.... Nevertheless its going fairly well and I'm hanging my hopes on this drug keeping me from a BMT.
I rarely post here, sort of a "Fox-Hole Poster" only when I'm in trouble. I do check in and read the posts from time to time. I want everyone to know that I appreciate your contributions to this community and I'm sorry you are struggling with your disease like I am. Sometimes its hard to be a cancer patient. Hard to be optimistic. Difficult to hang on, just keep trying.