Whilst in hospital in January 2013 I had an MIR scan for another issue, I was told that something else was discovered and sent for a CT scan. Then sent to have a biopsy taken from my lymph node armpit, which were sent off for diagnoses, after a couple of days I was informed that I had CLL. After leaving the hospital I was referred to the Churchill in Oxford. At my first appointment the Registrar gave me a brief breakdown of what CLL is and to be honest I don’t think I took much of it in, at the same time bloods were taken. On my next visit to the Churchill I saw the specialist who told me my blood results had shown that the corrected diagnosis was SLL not CLL and told me I was at stage2 on a watch and wait. Can anybody tell me anything about SLL, it’s all very new to me and I don’t understand the difference between the two (CLL – SLL). Also how long is the watch and wait or does it depend on the individual fitness and age (as I’m overweight and 59) and concerned?