Saturday, March 26, 2011

18 Month PCR results...

Yeah, no kidding, it's already 18th months on Ponatinib. Still staying on 60 mg, and side effects are manageable. My blood counts were steady compared to 3 months ago, and my PCR came back with "Weak Positive" again. This is the 3rd weak positive result I've had in 4.5 months, so either the decline is just happening much slower, or possibly I have bottomed out there. While it would be wonderful to be in PCRU (Undetectable), I won't complain about holding steady at weak positive either.

The tests that show the cytogenetics are still outstanding, they can take up to 3 weeks so I won't know for another week probably.


  1. I had to chuckle....... I never expected that I would be really happy and anyone's test results being 'weak positive' :) Outside of cancer, that is almost unacceptable, but now - well, its a wonderful result.

    This is good. As you say, PCRU would be better, but this is good.

    And I hope that your cytogenetics results are literally outstanding when they come in. :)

    love to you all

  2. Great news about the test results holding steady!