I am happy to report after 3 months of trying treatment free remission (TFR) my PCR result came back as "undetected".
This is good news and confirms my experiment that I did not need monthly testing during this drug free period as is the normal protocol*. My next PCR test will again be in three months this September. If I remain "undetected", I will move to a six month testing schedule which I was on when I was taking 20 mg dasatinib.
I can't tell you all how good I feel to be taking NO tyrosine kinase inhibitor. I am hopeful I beat CML and my immune system has restored its own ability to mount a defense against any new CML re-start with focus on nutritional support as well as vitamins D & K2.
3 months in - so far so good. Six months will be key in terms of odds moving in my favor. We're still 50-50 that TFR will work, but looking good.
(* normal TFR protocol is monthly testing until baseline established showing little or no relapse, but I knew my CML would be slow to come back if it did come back and that 3 months would be fine to follow. I am pleased I will be able to continue 3 month testing.)