I’ve been recently diagnosed with CLL at age 49. Having read several posts that are suitably empathetic, I have no end of questions coupled with fear. I have a young family and the news hit me like a truck. Having always been extremely healthy and active - bulletproof was an internal dialogue. Ironically, it was found post an extreme 7 day marathon in Morocco. Right now, I’m pretty baffled on what to expect as follow up WBC’s have ticked up gradually having started at 17, 24 and now 29. Is this a pattern that has a time line to treatment ? Pick up any passing bugs from children and get regular’ hangover ‘ like feelings. Is this the new norm ?
Diet ? Alcohol consumption - none, some relaxed ? I still train most days - aside bug/ cold days.
Are there any obvious wins or measures I should be adopting/ avoiding ? I live a very active lifestyle and try to avoid ‘ opening the ‘CLL black box’ too often but struggle with the lack of roadmaps. I’d really appreciate any steer on all of the above 🙏🏻 Many thanks.