Hi to everyone I'm new. What a relief to find this online support at last as I have felt so isolated from other people who have CLL because there is nothing up here in the North East. I had been using a CLL site in America. I was diagnosed when I was 36 years old and what a shock. I had lost my mum a year earlier to Lymphoma hence why my GP was so thorough with the tests. I had originally gone with an ear infection which would not go even after having antibiotics. I have just turned 45 years old and continue to have my regular blood tests. I have no enlarged lymphs its only showing itself in my white cell count which goes up and down. My Haematologist says its just wait and see and I've definitely had to do that over the past 9 years that I've had it. Three years ago I fell pregnant and the professionals panicked a bit. But there was no need I had a healthy pregnancy and birth and have a wonderful 3 year old daughter now who keeps me and my partner on our toes. I look at her every day I think how blessed I am she is such a miracle. Following my pregnancy my white cell count dropped dramatically much to everyone's surprise I'm guessing that being pregnant had a positive effect on the CLL. During this time I have given up work as a community nurse for people with Learning Disabilities mainly because I kept getting infections eg. ear nose throat infections and was finding it extremely tiring. Any way that's me it would be great to hear from anyone who is around the same age and perhaps has similar experiences to myself.
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