Hi All, first time poster here looking for some help/support/reassurance!
We have had the most horrific two weeks since my mum had some routine blood tests and since has been diagnosed with CML.
She is 58 and otherwise has been in good health, hasn’t had any noticeable symptoms so it’s been an absolute shock.
We seen the consultant on Friday who confirmed the diagnosis and said the outlook was positive and she will start on imatanib this coming week. Her red cells and platelets are normal and consultant didn’t think he could feel any spleen enlargement.
We felt quite relieved on Friday and very positive which we still are but I have been reading more and more about stages and phases and now I am out of my mind with worry again. The consultant said some marrow tests still to come back but that my mum should feel positive but I don’t think he said about stage or phase.
Anyway we are back again tomorrow to see him and hopefully come away feeling positive again. I have been reading a lot of the posts here which have been so helpful so far so thank you all for sharing.