On February 13th, I was diagnosed with CML, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Yesterday, after the bone marrow test last Monday, my doctor confirmed his diagnosis. Fortunately, this type of Leukemia is less aggressive than most that you hear about today and can be controlled by oral medications.
I don’t want to make light of this situation. It is still Leukemia and my family and I have a long road ahead of us. At least I hope so. There are still a lot of “IF’s” but I am confidant in my doctor with his decisions and most importantly I have faith that the good Lord will take good care me and my family.
Twenty years ago when someone who was diagnosed with CML, the life expectancy was only 3 to 5 years. Today, thanks to the advancement of medical technology, the survival rate went from 5 percent before the year 2000 to 95 percent today according the Leukemia Societies website.
Thanks to all who have said a prayer for me and my family and I would appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers at least until we get through the treatment phase. I feel that if it were not for your prayers this could have been a whole lot worse. Again, thanks for all your prayers.