and all is well. My labwork all came back almost identical to my April results, so that's good news. So far I've not experienced any side effects at all. Apparently there is a very specific enzyme that is required to process this drug and if you don't have it, you have major-league nasty side effects. And like most chemotherapy, side effects are cumulative and tend to occur after you've been on treatment for some time. I've got a ways to go before I'll know if this is going to be a gentle drug. And even more important, it will be a couple months before I know if it's working for me.
Keep your fingers crossed!