How I Was Introduced to CLL – Discovery

This article is the first installment of a two-part story describing the details leading up to my diagnosis with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

All my life, I’ve been blessed with extraordinarily good health. At age 53 I didn’t even have a regular doctor. Other than having my tonsils out as a child, I’ve never spent any time in the hospital. It turns out that just because you feel good most of the time, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have regular check-ups. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20, isn’t it?

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How I Was Introduced To CLL – Diagnosis

This article is the second installment of a two-part story describing the details leading up to my diagnosis with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. If you haven’t read part one, you may want to have a look at it first. Introduction to CLL – Part 1

In part 1 I had been admitted to the hospital early on Saturday afternoon in an effort to get to the bottom of a very high white blood cell count. By Sunday a multitude of blood samples had been collected, additional CT scans had been performed, and x-rays of my chest had been taken. Continue reading “How I Was Introduced To CLL – Diagnosis”