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3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2012 10:40 PM by Marnie RSS

PCR Coming up.

JoshLee Registered Users
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Hey Everyone,

 

       I have a lab draw for my PCR on Wednesday and I am already feeling a high level of anxiety surrounding this test. My PCR has been bouncing around a little bit and while at around 10 months I achieved CCyR on Tasigna, I am still very anxious about what this test will show. I really don't know how to handle myself in situations like this. I've been very good at taking my medicine and haven't missed a dose since September so I am hopeful I will see good results, but for some reason I feel like I am always waiting for this black cloud to settle over me. Like because I was unlucky enough to get CML, good things probably won't follow. I try hard not to feel this way all the time, but it does creep in. Is there anything you all do during this time to calm yourself down and chill? I feel like I am waiting for a phone call that's just, ya know, checking up on my mortality. Thanks for listening and for everything else you all do! -Josh

  • Re: PCR Coming up.
    GerryL Registered Users
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    I'm  not sure that you ever get entirely comfortable with PCR time. Susan has commented that she still gets stressed as she has been PCRU for a number of years.

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    Rissa Registered Users
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    It's hard sometimes to stay calm, isn't it?  I like to listen to audiobooks.  That helps to get my mind going in a different direction.  Let us know what the results are, okay?

  • Re: PCR Coming up.
    Marnie Registered Users
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    HI, Josh. . .I know what you mean.  I'm heading in for my PCR tomorrow and I'm sweating bullets.  I know that I shouldn't be comparing the numbers and jumping at shadows every darned time, but it's hard not to do that!  Just remember that the TREND is what's important.  The numbers will bounce around. 

     

    Marnie

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