I am 59 years old and was recently diagnosed with CLL at the watch and wait stage. My primary doctor doesn't seem too worried at this point. He said my white blood cell counts were high, but not too high. He told me what they were, but I don't remember now. He also said I will need to go to a specialist at some point. I also have high blood pressure, IBS, fibromyalgia, migraines and problems with my back after 2 back surgeries and am on disability. So I basically don't ever feel very good. I have been having a lot of flu like aching and was wondering if this is related to the CLL. A couple weeks ago I had a sore throat and fever of 101.2 for a few days. Then it went away. I am just not sure what to expect and have been reading a lot about this disease. I know it will be different with each person, but at this point I guess I am worried. Also, I have 3 grown children and need to tell them about my diagnosis. I am trying to get them all together at the same time to tell them so I only have to deal with that once. I am so glad I found this support group. I really appreciate hearing your story and any helpful information you can share and thank you.