Friday, July 29, 2011

My Sprycel (Dasatinib) Support; Yes, I am a Dork!

Today the doorbell unexpectedly rang. My obvious annoyed demeanor quickly changed when I saw that it was the mailman; and that he had a package for me. I am such a dork that I still get excited when I get a package in the mail. This particular package was rectangular shaped, with a return address that I did not recognize. Totally stumped, I dug right in; not knowing what I would find. I know that not many people would be very excited about what was in the box, but I was thrilled.

The rectangular box was a wicked cool, Resource Kit, from My Sprycel Support. Despite the fact that I wish I had received this surprise box, five months ago, when I first started taking Sprycel, I was nonetheless excited and appreciative.  The box is perfectly designed; it is full of Informative Resources and Support, an opportunity to sign up for their $100 a month Co-pay Assistance Program (for those of you lucky enough to have insurance that pays for your meds), Safety Information, Drug Interactions, a list of Possible Side Effects, a Record Keeping Journal, an Informative Booklet all about Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and most important of all, hiding in the box, was a Sunday through Saturday pill box; talk about hitting the Jackpot!

I know that this does not seem very exciting to you, but in my small world, it was almost as good as Christmas morning; yup an official Dork! So, my suggestion to all of you out there, that are living with CML, no matter how long your battle has been going on, is to go to Sprycel Support and sign up; and then you can get a very cool package in the mail, too.

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