My name is Drajan and I am sorry to be dragged into your club but here I am.
I am a 49 yo from Ottawa, Canada that was just diagnosed with CLL stage 0. I had None-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 7 years ago and had 8 months of chemo. It was all good until now.
However, I am not posting to complain or blame faith for what happen. I am writing because I am upset. Upset by the prevailing defeatist attitude displayed by most people here. I was outraged when in today's day and age a doctor in the capital of Canada can tell me: "Well, there is nothing you can do now. We'll just have to wait and see. If it gets worse, we'll just do chemo." And then what? How many people has he cured? Zero!
I can not believe that anyone can take this answer and not be offended by the arrogance of the current medical establishment. I can not believe that a doctor can be so incapacitated to think beyond the textbooks that "big pharma" had provided throughout his/her studies, that they are completely in oblivion to other methods of approaching a disease. After reading up almost half of the internet in the past twenty odd days, I found a lot of useful, misleading and conflicting information on alternative CLL treatments. I am now convinced that my CLL, if not caused, it was helped by my previous chemo, my six mercury-filled silver fillings I have been caring for almost 40 years, and a number of other factors that have weekend my immune system.
So, I would like to tell you my new friends: I will be trying low-crab diets, taking green tea/tarragon supplements, trying high dosage vitamin C, zapping with zappers and anything else that I can find that makes sense to me and has helped others.
What I WILL NOT DO, is WAIT and WATCH (to die)!
I promise to let you know if I come across something that might make difference and maybe help you too.