Hi All, I was diagnosed with CLL Oct 2016, age 44, with a Lymphocyte count of 106. A bit of a shock at the time but now a year on I am learning to live with it whilst on W & W. At the time all the other blood counts were fine and no major swelling of nodes or spleen. I have been really impressed with everyone on this site, such an amazing community full of brave warm and generous people. Its also been a great source of information to help me understand the CLL better and I only came across when researching green tea after my consultant suggested it when I asked if there was anything else I could do apart from being as healthy as possible.
I have just had a consultation and my Lymphocytes have jumped from 113 to 161 which was a shock, though all other counts remain within normal range and the consultant couldn't feel any swelling that should be of concern with nodes and spleen. For now he says not to worry and we will see potentially what's happening in January with my next consultation and an ultrasound.
He did mention to me that my thyroid is having to work very hard and may need help in future. At the time I didn't ask about it further as my Dad and Sister have thyroid problems and my Brother is borderline. But I wondered if anyone knows if the thyroid is affected by CLL or if there is anything I should be mindful of?