I'm leaving this post unlocked. I don't know if people from other communities in HealthUnlocked can see and reply, but if you can, please do from the perspective of your own chronic illness or disease.
The Dana-Farber AVO trial ended for me this week. MRD-, partial response (a single lymph node was 54% of a millimeter larger than the antiquated standard). 3 days left on acyclovir and Bactrim. Funny, I don't miss taking the pills. Imagine that. But, for now, I'm going to try to imagine that even for chronic lymphocytic lymphoma, remission will mean I'll have longer periods of time during the day when I forget that I have it.
Severed from a domestic partnership a year ago, I was on a first date last night with someone I knew I already liked from her profile and the way we chatted together: frequently and affectionately. Dinner went great. Even held hands during COVID (brought sanitizer). But, I think I communicated too openly throughout. Openly enough to be lauded for being genuine, but maybe too genuine to be compelling.
Question: If you are dating, have dated, have thought about dating, or remember dating, when would you tell an interesting online dating prospect that you either have, are in treatment or watch-and-wait for, or in remission from CLL and why?