Yesterday, 9/11/2016 had for me an additional and momentous memory beyond the horror of the tragic attack on our country perpetrated largely by Saudi Arabian terrorists. While it was the 15 year anniversary since the terror attacks, it was to the day my 10th year anniversary since being diagnosed with CLL.
This is for me a time to reflect, to practice an extra measure of gratitude for the good in my life, to acknowledge the support of my family, friends and ongoing efforts of doctor/researchers to once and for all banish CLL and other cancers. It has been a time to not only remember the rough parts of my journey but to anticipate the progress of the future which will spare others the debilitating past legacy of CLL.
I raise a glass in salute to those who have fallen in their efforts to save us from a similar premature fate. With special mention to Granny Barb, P.C. Venkat, Dr. Terry Hamblin, David Arenson, John Balan and so many others who have impacted my own journey.
With an eye toward the future I would remind all that flu season is here so take precaution and take heart with this bit of good news. “CLL Patients Responded to Influenza Vaccine”