I will be starting the Ibrutinib plus Venetoclax trial at MDA. My platelets have dropped from around 150 to 28 in just a couple of months. My WBC is about 40 with ALC about 32. From what I really know now I will be taking Ibrutinib for 4 months then keep taking Ibrutinib and dose escalate on the VEN for 5 weeks. I'm pretty sure I'll be taking both on this trial indefinitely but not totally sure. I live in Kansas so I will be doing a lot of traveling to MDA for 2 years. I'm still waiting on my insurance company to see what they will cover on the Ibrutinib the VEN is free. I also found it interesting that in this trial they will not cover my travel, hotel, rental car, scans, Biopsy, lab or any other medical stuff only the the VEN. Is this how trials usually work? I will try and keep this updated on my progress. Dr Keating said this is a very promising trial and that he's hoping it will last long enough for me to die of old age. Which would be great since I'm only 35.