It has been incredibly busy since I returned stateside at LAX late last Monday after leaving Nairobi on Sunday. Between the jet lag and catching up with work and upcoming activities for the CLL Society, I’m in desperate need of sleep!
But I have some very good news. My lab tests done the morning after I landed that had shown an ominous left shift signaling a significant infection or the start of CML or worse has disappeared as quickly as it came. My ALC is back around its sleepy normal level of about 2 and I have no immature cells that should be in my marrow hanging out in by peripheral blood.
Once again, under reacting and watching the trend has been the motto to live by. The middle way.
Last January, Terry Evans, long-term CLL patient, and I traveled to New Jersey to tape an interview about his CLL journey starting out as a naïve patient and the experiences that led him to understand the importance of having a CLL expert on his team, and the many factors to consider if you are considering a clinical trial. We worked on this project in partnership with Haymarket Education. You can watch the video here. cllsociety.org/2016/08/disc...