Hi my name is Ben Jarvis I’m 36 years young and on the 2nd October 2020 I was diagnosed with CML in the chronic stage. I had a WBC of 230 and felt like my world had been turned upside down and over. My 1st and only child had just turned 1 and I thought I wouldn’t see him reach 2.
My WBC is now at 10 and all my other blood indicators are within normal range and I feel as well as I have felt all year and I’m back to work and walking 2 miles daily with the dog. Ive started my imatinib treatment last Friday 6th Nov after 10 days off all the pills due to my bloods crashing due to a excellent response to hydroxycarbamide.
I realise I’m at the start of a long road but finding this site and reading the many positive threads / opinions / stories has really help me and eased my many anxieties and I’m realising things aren’t as bad as I keep thinking.
So Thank You All ! any words of advice / encouragement would also be appreciate.