Today I celebrate with mixed emotions. If I had been diagnosed with CML about 12 years ago, I would have been given a life expectancy of 3 years...Well, 3 years passed about 2 months ago, and I'm very much alive and kicking...Today I give thanks to Dr. Mauro, Dr. Deininger, and of course Dr. Druker who lead the revolution in the change in treatment. I am over 2 years on Ponatinib, and for all we know i am still doing great. Of course, I had my appointment last week and I am waiting on the latest results to come in. Dr. M is willing to bet that I am still in CCR and things are stable, but it's still nerve wrecking non-the-less.
I also think a about Tyler, a lot. I think my life would have been very different without Tyler in my life. His encouragement, him leading the way, and above all, his bravery facing CML inspire me every day. We miss you T-Bone, you'll always be in our memories