Apr 20, 2009 - 9:49 am
I am 3 weeks into the Gleevec treatments and am due for a Pet scan and a brain MRI.I have vacillated between confidence, hope and fear. I think it's normal to feel all of these things, especially when you are just beginning a new treatment,where others have failed.
I was just wondering what all of you do with your "feelings" while you wait for your results. I am trying to keep busy - re-doing my son's bedroom from floor to ceiling with my husband and praying an awful lot. I had a bad day yesterday (i.e., pain, nausea, fatigue) and I got myself so worked up about the medicine not working that I had a big cry and my husband had to give me a pep talk just to calm me down. I have been pretty tough through this whole thing but, there are days that I just get tired of it all and it usually coincides with the tests that measure progress.
So, how do all of you cope? I hope the answers will help all of us, as there seems to be a recurrent theme with the pre-test jitters. If nothing else, we can at least commiserate and not feel isolated in our fears of relapse or progrssion.