Was diagnosed with CML 3 weeks ago and prescribed Hydroxycarbamide, was told I'd be on this for four weeks  felt a bit quesy in the mornings, but that passed once I had breakfast and had a few slight nose bleeds, which stopped. But was in for blood tests yesterday and my consultant has now put me on Imatinib. So It's back to seeing how things go. 

I'm an upbeat positive person, and I plan to carry on as normal.  have decided to learn to swim as a way of keeping fit, I do walk but have arthritis so not as much as I'd like.

My other concern is that I have a stoma, so I'm hoping that the Imatinib doesn't affect that. I've had it for over twenty years so know what I can and can't eat.

Anyone got any advice or how did the Imatinib affect you?

  • Hi  and welcome to this corner of the Community but sorry to see why you have joined.

    Are we talking Orkney way up north?

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