Tomorrow is my six-month follow-up with the oncologist. I was diagnosed on January 31st--in fact, I didn't even realize my half-year cancerversary had come and gone at the end fo July. Today however is six months from being released from the hospital and beginning Tasigna.
Anyway, it's a big appointment. We will be taking PCR and FISH for the first time since dx. I reached CHR in a month on Tasigna, and I'm hoping my FISH and PCR follow that at this time. It will be a bit nerve wracking waiting for the results but I guess if I've made it this far. There have been bumps in the road--the usual side effects, extreme and sudden anxiety that I'm finally getting rid of, and moving on with things--but so far, so good.
Just thought I'd share. Each good CBC and onc appointment give me more hope, so I'm ready to know how the marrow is responding and get even more hope.
P.S. The Tasigna instructions ask for EKGs to vaguely be done "periodically during treatment". Any idea what this means or should be? I had all the other EKGs done as laid out and then two extra in March and June (for anxiety-related ER visits, which I didn't know that's what it was at the time) and they were both fine. Not worried about the long QT anymore, but still curious as to if I should expect more EKGs.