It's hard to believe that 6 months have past by since Chemo... some days I feel nearly normal🤓 And don't give too much thought to CLL but other days it can be the burden that you carry around – On those days it feels as if i am on an isolated island, all by myself , trying to predict how long remission might be so dragging myself into a pit of despondency. I hate those days so now I refuse to have them ... life is good. Chemo was tough and all that goes with it .. emotionally and mentally as well as socially and physically. We often gain strength through our suffering and I know I am a stronger and more focused person now.
So I had my 6 month check ..Hb is great at 13.4 , neutrophils rocketed after my little blip a few weeks ago to 1.9. Lymphocytes a little sluggish at 0.4 but consultant wasn't too concerned. However, on examination no lymphadenopathy.... woohoo! I've only just stopped self examination recently ... this was an awful compulsive habit ... but honestly, the lumps and bumbs have gone 😀
Time to look forward and be grateful ...
back to work... new friends made along the way whilst a few have been ditched...
time to live well with CLL.
Last year chemo landed on our 30th wedding anniversary and my birthday ... we recently purchased Brewster for our yard ... see the little acknowledgment to our blood disorder ... it's part of us but does not have to define us. He will go in our back yard this summer... and make me smile!
For all your support ... I thank you x
For those going through treatment now... you can do it xxx
For those on W&W .. sending you best wishes and know there's some great work going on ... be positive.. cry... laugh ... live... x