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
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.