Over the last 7 winters i have had either full blown pneumonia or severe chest infections requiring hospitalisation. I was treated with FCR in 2010/11 and managed 5 treatments. At my last appiontment i told my consultant of my concerns for this winter and he has given me 3 months of antibiotics to take as a preventative measure as i come to the period i normally get unwell. So hopefully i may steer clear of pneumonia this year.
I would also remind CLL sufferers that the pneumia vaccination should be redone every 5 years.
If anyone else suffers like this tell your fears to your consultant.