Just had my annual visit with the NP at my Oncologists office. I was diagnosed 5 years ago next month at the age of 56 but have had it for about 10. I was misdiagnosed during those first five years by 6 doctors.
My CLL is still considered stage 0. My wbc count has remained fairly even, from a low of just over 10K to a high of 16K; currently it's at 15K. My lymphocytes were down from the last blood work in February when I was suffering from the flu. But I'm stage 3 for SLL because so many lymphnodes are involved.
The disappointment this visit was my immune system. I'm officially compromised and was told I will need to get the immunogloblin infusion once my Immunogloblin G drops to 400. Which given how rapidly it's dropped over the past 5 years, will not be too far off.
My question is do you need a port for the Immunogloblin infusion? And when you have a port, does it need to have any type of adhesive to cover it? I'm allergic to adhesives and have a mild case of psoriasis.