For me things have gotten back to something resembling normal. I've been back at work full time for over 6 months, my side effects have subsided to the point where they're annoying and frustrating but I'm learning to live with them. I still get tired more easily than I used to, my digestive system is unpredictable at best and I'm pretty much always in some sort of discomfort from it, I'm 30 pounds heavier than I was when I was diagnosed and my muscles cramp up quite painfully all the time. All in all, not too bad given what I carry around inside my blood.
The same is not true for all with this cancer however. Over the past year I've corresponded with a woman whose son (roughly my age) was diagnosed with CML and subsequently failed Gleevec. He had a stem cell transplant and had passed his 100 day mark with flying colors.
Then I got an email last week that I will let speak for itself:
* I've changed the name at the request of his mother.
My heart goes out to his mother as well as his entire family. It's not fair and it's not right.