Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:41 AM
I guess I was just hoping for a really good response based on my haematological response. The PCR is the real story though. My first one was on BM and the second PB, so whilst I know the correlation is high between these two, it isn't perfect.
And it's not a bad story at all, don't get me wrong - I just hoped for a great story
Thanks VC, I hope so - but I am now not going to expect anything so I don't get disappointed with objectively good results.
Thanks Hans, I know it's in the right direction, so that is the important thing.
Hi Gerry - I got a CHR in a week and a half, I think this has influenced my hoping! Also, you are right - a lot of the results I am comparing myself to are from the second gen TKIs.
Hey Josie, that's true - my haemotologist was reluctant to give me a PCR test at 3 months (as I have said before) probably partly because I would get disappointed! She said this is a good response - so I should probably listen.
edit: just as a side note, I'm on 400mg of Gleevec per day.
Diagnosed 9 June 2011, Glivec 400mg June 2011-July 2017, Tasigna 600mg July 2017-present (switched due to intolerable side effects, and desire for future cessation attempt).
Commenced monthly testing when MR4.0 lost during 2012.
2017: <0.01, <0.01, 0.005 (200mg Glivec, Adelaide) <0.01, 0.001 (new test sensitivity)
2016: <0.01, <0.01, PCRU, 0.002 (Adelaide)
2015: <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, 0.013
2014: PCRU, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01
2013: 0.01, 0.014, 0.016, 0.026, 0.041, <0.01, <0.01
2012: <0.01, <0.01, 0.013, 0.032, 0.021
2011: 38.00, 12.00, 0.14