Most of us are aware that fatigue and tiredness are commonly associated with CLL and indeed may have been the very reason for going to the doctors initially. Are there any other illnesses that fall into this category and are the details of these illnesses recorded anywhere? I ask because two of the other ailments I have suffered with, sinusitis and warts have also been quite prevalent with other CLL patients. Is it just chance that these illnesses have occurred more than would normally have been expected in CLL patients or is there some connection? Could it just be that although not directly connected, CLL (or its treatment) may influence other conditions because of a weakened immune system for example? Since being diagnosed with CLL in November 2008 I have had the following illnesses: Vasculitis (2008), Sinusitis (2011), Nasal polyps (2011), Diverticulitis (Diverticular bowel perforation -2013), Warts (2014), and two bouts of chest infections and mild pneumonia over same period. (Fine figure of health is me!!)
I suppose what I am asking is is there a database (or something less grand) with all the illnesses common to CLL and its treatment that could be easily accessed and if not would it be useful to have one? I realise that we all respond to CLL differently and that probably the majority of patients may never suffer from any other conditions as a result of having CLL, but might it be useful to record our other ailments to build an historical picture? Any comments would be welcome.
Kevin - Essex, UK