I'm new to this forum but have been reading the posts for a couple of weeks. This forum seems to answer many of the questions I've had for the last two years since diagnosis. I'm 61 and a business owner that still works a full time separate job to support the 5 year old business. I, like many of you have stated, was a little deastated when I got the news. One of the interesting points I picked up on in this forum, was a reference to eliminating gluten from our diets. I found out I was gluten intolerant about the same time I was diagnosed with CLL. As a matter of fact my doctor told me that chronic inflamation was one of the very few links to a viable cause of CLL. I suffered decades of inflamation in my intestines and some in my joints which all went away as soon as I removed gluten from my diet. Too bad none of my doctors ever figured that out. (it was a chiropractor that pointed me in the right direction). Anyone else have that issue?