My OH has just had 4-monthly blood tests, which show no increase at all in lymphocytes, in fact down at 31.8, almost lowest ever; unfortunately platelets are also down 81 from 126 in spring, so a worrying drop. His figures are usually better in spring, as we live at 1800m for 4 months, so the altitude helps.
The haemotologist is now talking about starting treatment - OH has been on W&W for 2 years since diagnosis. Am a bit confused, as there has been no increase in lymphocytes, and everything else seems to be burbling along at the same level.
He has another blood test due and, for the next 10 days before it, he's cutting out all alcohol (a regular but not huge drinker); generally we have a good diet anyway; we're a bit shell-shocked, as had hoped he'd stay on W&W for a few years to come - he's aged 56, full-time ski instructor, and we run a B&B through the summer, so a busy, active life. Other than going to bed a bit earlier, he's showing no real symptoms at the moment, just wondering if haematologist is being a bit hasty?
We live in France, but am trying to organise a visit to a UK specialist on our next trip to UK, just for a bit of reassurance really.