Hi everyone! I am 60 years old and was diagnosed with CLL on April 25th after many blood tests and a biopsy of the right axillary node. I am very active and adventurous... The last couple of years I had lost my zeal for life and was tired all the time. A lump had come up on the back of my neck.. I thought it was a muscle problem because I had a stiff neck for about a year and had gone through physical therapy with it.. About 3 months later a second lump appeared just under the 1st lump... neither one was painful.. I knew this was not a good sign.. That is what got me to go get it checked out. I was also have stomach and back pain...After a couple of CT scans, the doctor said nodes were reactive and swollen... That was what was causing the pain... I had my first FCR treatment May 4-5...Am getting ready for the 2nd round June 1-3. I got terribly sick after the 1st round... Was given Zofran during the treatments. I ended up in ER for fluids. With this next round, they are changing the nausea meds. I have a lot of family and friends support but am nervous and anxious about the future... I am Stage 1 Bulky. Just nervous about the chemo side effects... I am happy to have found this group😀 I have gotten a lot of good info from here. Hopefully I can be of help to someone. Take care!!
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