Yesterday, I went to PMH and saw Dr. Lipton. The PCR test result wasn’t back yet, so we didn’t have any definitive answers on that front. However, my bloodwork yesterday tended to indicate that my GVHD flare wasn’t that strong, and so any associated graft vs. leukemia effect wouldn’t have been strong enough to kill the remaining CML cells. So, Dr. Lipton advised to start Gleevec at 400mg – he didn’t want to wait around any longer. No, the word “relapse” wasn’t used, but all the signs were there…
Talk about kicking a girl when she’s down…yup, that girl’s me. Guess what’s happened to me over the past couple of days? My eyebrows and eyelashes started to fall out. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? NOW? ALMOST 6 MONTHS AFTER MY CHEMO/TRANSPLANT??? F*CK! F&CK! F^CK! It was only a straw that broke the camel’s back.