After nearly eight years of slow-growing CLL, I finally had to have treatment. Was hospitalized for a couple of days last week for the first infusion. The day after release I felt more energetic than I have for nearly a year. Then back to symptoms. Fatigue morning until night. Walking the dog made me sweat, even in the cool air. Still does. I had no energy for much beyond opening my mail. Still don't. Sometimes feel a bit "unsteady on my pins" when I walk around.
Alas, my appetite, which had pretty much disappeared over the last six weeks (eight pounds looked great off; thank God there was at least one positive side-effect!) seems to be returning to normal. Drat! If I have to have symptoms, why can't I retain the one positive symptom?
In any case, would love to hear about the experience of others who have had this treatment. Do my physical reactions sound typical? What can I look forward to over the coming months?
I await your collective wisdom.