I finally got my first PCR results, at 6 mo post-dx. The BCR-Abl came in at 0.002%, which on their scale works out to 3.7 log reduction.
Yeah, chocolate martinis for me tonight! Note the plural.
If the lab is on the international scale, would the report say so? It doesn't mention IS, just says that "in our laboratory" avg patient at dx is 10% or higher BCR-Abl to GUS, and patients in MMR are at 0.01% or less.
Marnie, they're fabulous! You've gotta try one!
Dh and I went to The Chocolate Bar in Buffalo and got some great recipe ideas from them. They have a huge menu of them - including regular chocolate martinins, chocolate raspberry, and my favorite, a bananas foster version. Yum! It's both a dessert AND a drink.
The trick is to use chocolate "fondue", which I make myself by melting chocolate chips in a double boiler, then slowly whipping in half and half. What we don't use for the martinis, I save and use in my coffee the next day.
Don't think I heal all that quickly - and certainly not since I've been on Gleevec! No rabbit I - more like Rose Ruiz (the woman who won the Boston marathon by hopping on the subway). Since my counts were fairly low at dx (43K), I think I just started closer to the finish line.