Hi, I was diagnosed with CLL this week, 3 months after giving birth to my baby boy. MBL was picked up when I was pregnant and my consultant didn't expect things would progress to CLL so quickly (if at all). It still all feels very raw, upsetting and terrifying, particularly as a new mum. I turned 36 a few weeks ago and have been told I'm a bit of an anomaly due to my age and also there isn't a full understanding of how pregnancy could have impacted on my lymphocyte levels and whether these might come down this far after giving birth.
I wonder whether anyone was diagnosed with CLL in their 30s or 40s and hasn't yet needed treatment? I read a research article that indicated younger people when diagnosed may be more likely to have more aggressive forms of CLL. I hope this isn't the case.
I don't suppose there is anyone out there who has been pregnant with CLL also?