I was diagnosed in 1999, before the advent of TKI therapy but was fortunate enough to enter the Phase II trial of Imatinib. I set up CML Support in 2000 and the experience of helping other people has certainly helped me and my family cope with what is a lifelong diagnosis.
I was diagnosed with CML in 2009. Fortunately I've done really well and am able to lead a full and normal life. I'm grateful for all the help and encouragement I have received over the last six years, in particular from fellow patients on CMLSg.