I was feeling really tired and like I had the flu. Kept going the doctors to be told I had a virus. When I showed them a lump on my neck they gave me a blood test. My WBC was 23. I was sent to a blood doc who said it could be lots of things. Done test, went back 2 weeks later for results. I had CLL at early stage. Said me being tired and feeling crap was nothing to do with CLL and more to do with water infections that wouldn't go away. I've had 7 in 6 months plus 2 chest infections and a couple of viruses. Been off work for 4 months but told I'm not ill by blood consultant.
Having a hard time dealing with it and on waiting list for counselling. Apart from my GP who is supportive, had no other help from hospital. When I tell them how tired and feeling crap, they tell me it's not CLL. Feel like I'm going mad. I went the hospital with a life and came out without one and left to it.