Hi I'm new to posting. I was diagnosed with CLL in April 2016. My WBC was 50. But my hemoglobin continued to go down at every 3 month visit. Nov. it went down to 7.8. WBC then was 27. Received 2 pts blood and bone marrow biopsy. Dec 13 n 14 was given benamustine. My body couldn't handle it. My numbers kept going down. I ended up in the hospital. There I receved 2 injections. Finally my numbers started to rebound. My next appt. with cancer doctor is Feb. 14th. In December he mentioned about starting Ibrutinib next visit. In Dec. my WBC went up from 11 to 19. My hemoglobin from 14.3 to 13.3. I'm a little nervous because of the side affects. I think I need some encouragement from those of you who are on this.