I’m a 71 year old female of Irish decent. I was diagnosed with CLL in 1991. It remained in remission until January 2017. My oncologist started me on IMBRUVICA (3 capsules, 140mg each) in March 2017. The only “side effect” was bone pain in the beginning. Dr. H assured me that it was temporary & was in fact a good thing, an indication that the medication was working. It took a couple of months to see improvement in blood levels. I now have CBC’s every 60 days & continue to show improvement... I might add that in January of 2009 I was diagnosed with end-stage Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, totally unrelated to the CLL. My vital organs had started to shut down. In the doctors words, “We’re not sure we can pull you out of this”, so the family was called in. After dozens of blood transfusions, I started R-CHOP Chemotherapy, & here I am 9 years later! I guess the moral of my story is NEVER GIVE UP!