Gcuervo65's Journey with Slow Growing, Chronic Lymphocytic Leu...

Patient: Leukemia > Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) > Slow Growing

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 51

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    • Gcuervo65
    • Experience with Slow Growing, Chroni...
    over 4 years ago
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    Initial diagnosis

    Oh No

    It was very difficult accepting the diagnosis. I went for a routine checkup because I was always tired and then I find out I have Leukemia. I was angry and scared. Then I'm told there is nothing g that can be done at the moment except monitor it. "Wait and watch". Not what one wants to hear. I guess I am fortunate that it is not as advanced as it could have been.

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    • Gcuervo65
    • Experience with Slow Growing, Chroni...
    4 months ago
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    bone marrow biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went better than expected.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Slow Growing, Chroni...
    4 months ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Slow Growing, Chroni...
    4 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    On Gleevec. Side affects are pretty harsh. Joint and muscle pains are affecting me the most. Nausea is more controlled with medications.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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