Referred to a homotologist for high hemoglobin and they discovered CLL. At this point I am going to have a CT scan on lymph nodes and spleen to see if it is present. The doctor does not think it is from physical exam. The funny thing is now my hemoglobin is perfect. If not effecting my lymphatic system or spleen I will be an a wait an monitor stage.
This is all new and at first was very scary, the first thing I would think about as I awoke was I have cancer, I'm dying. I felt like someone punched me in the stomach, Then I realized everyone is dying and nobody is getting out of here alive.
It's been about a month and I'm already dealing much better. My blood counts are fine it was just a high cluster of B cells that flagged them. I am 48 years old and plan on living another 30 years. I went from waking up in fear to waking up with appreciation. Every smell is appreciated as every smile on a persons face. This has made me really appreciate every day God gives me on earth in a way I have never in the past would have. I have lost my father and a friend to a much more aggressive leukemia so I am thankful that I have a chance to possibly live a full life. As bad as it is, it could be worse.