I've been off the Gleevec for 4 days now and have lost about 5 pounds. Gleevec can cause you to retain fluids. Based on the number of times I had to get up to pee last night (6), all 5 pounds were fluid.
I was diagnosed on June 13, 2008 with a form of cancer called Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). In short, this means I have a chromosomal abnormality that causes my bone marrow to produce too many white blood cells.
This blog chronicles my personal experience with the disease.