Recently Diagnosed with CML
I am 36 years old and was diagnosed with CML at the end of November. I spent 2 weeks in hospital but am now at home and on Imatinib (Spirit 2 Trial). I have had a couple of follow up appointments with my Consultant and am told that my blood counts are now normal.
I am still finding it difficult to get out of bed in a morning and feel sick for an hour or so after taking my medication. Is the tiredness usual and will it get less with time? My husband is great and my mum has been helping with my children but I would really like to get some normality back.
This is all new to me and I would really appreciate any advice on what steps I should be taking to increase my energy levels and stay healthy; foods, supplements, exercise etc?
Also, I am off work at the moment, how soon do people usually go back to work? I am office based.
Finally, I would like to meet up with other CML patients, how do I go about finding people/groups in my area?
Thank you in advance for any words of wisdom!