Today marks one year of my official CLL diagnosis. I have been riding the roller-coaster of emotions that I'm sure most of us have experienced especially during that first year. I have become a well informed patient and will continue to be. My original thoughts were relief that I finally knew what was wrong with me and that my doctors would stop telling me that I was working too much ( they haven't lol) and that I was depressed (they stopped this one ) the news took abut three months to really set in and as my fatigue increased I did experience a definite low. I am grateful to still be able to continue my career and function at a high level most of the time. I was seeing the doctors every few weeks and then we went to every month and even stretched it to two months but we have started to see a larger jump in WBC and lymph with nodes starting to pop up. They are not overly concerned at this point but I am back to getting blood work every 3-4 weeks. Funny thing is every time my numbers do jump I feel my best....doctors say I am weird lol! I really want to thank everyone here in this group for all the wonderful information. Family and friends do have a hard time understanding our particular cancer especially wait and watch. It makes so nice to be able to come to a group of understanding people. Wishing health, happiness and love to all!
Picture is from Anna Maria Island, FL my lovely home!