I am a 53 year old single male. I was diagnosed with CLL about 10 years ago. In recent months my WBC has raised to almost 200,000 and my platelets have dropped as well as my hemoglobin count. My oncologist is sending me to get a PET scan next week and believes I will have to start a regime of Bendamustine and Rituxan for six months in the near future. (two consecutive days a month) Being single and living far from family has me a little concerned as to how I will deal with this chemo. Can someone please provide feedback as to there experience with these two drugs?