Hi. My name is Dustina. I was diagnosed with HCL a year ago yesterday (4/12/2015) and had cladribine January this year. Have felt like I was on a conveyor belt and told a number of times if I was to get Leaukemia this was the one to get .... Err no ! Any type is awful to have. Thankfully I'm a strong person and have managed to get through everything with only the support of family and a FB group based in America. It's through them that I have found out so much. Hopefully this group can provide the support and information that doesn't get given from hospitals. A few leaflets didn't help. Nurses were fantastic but I've never seen the same Consultant twice. Apparently once diagnosed . ... treated . ....you're then remission . ... Some do have other symptoms . ... Personally for me life is great but I would like to see more support as a 5 minute appointment is not enough. It would be interesting to know how others have coped and been treated.