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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): My husband was blessed to not lose any hair and had minimal side effects. Chemotherapy was administered from April 2015 until September 2015. WBC went from 228,000 to 3,000.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port)

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    Hello, my husband Is also your age, in the "Watch & Wait" stage and was diagnosed on December 24, 2013. That is one Christmas eve we'd like to forget however it has made us realize what is really important in our lives. We try to make the most of each day although this can be a struggle at times.

    Welcome to the WhatNext family! God bless!

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      New2CLL

      You're right, that this kind of news can (and should) make us appreciate and give thanks for each moment that we're blessed to spend with our loved ones. Prayers for strength and healing! ~ Carla

      over 4 years ago
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    kenbre asked a questionLeukemia

    IViG (immuno Globulin) Infusion

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      My daughter had ALL (Ph+) and also a bone marrow transplant. She had the infusions. First (and more importantly) she felt much better and had more energy from the infusions. Some people can have reactions to them though. Before each infusion, it was protocol at our hospital to get benedryl first. So she was sleepy because of that while the infusion took place, which takes a couple of hours. She napped - which was good for her!

      over 4 years ago
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      still_fighting

      I have CLL and I've had the infusion during 2 of my 3 radical treatment periods and like what Razewalk said I felt a lot better afterwards. I had the benedryl and petosin drip and slept during most of my infusions...lol Because you are there for such such a long time during treatments it makes it easier for the patients to do the treatments (and seems to go faster) when we've slept through most of it. For me the IVig helped build up my immune system and I felt stronger and less sick/tired. I didn't have any side-effects that I can remember as I was just happy to be feeling better!

      over 4 years ago
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      Taagbu

      I did 6 months of IVIG in[phone number redacted] and then 6 more months in 2014/15. There was minimal side effects and it really did boast by immune system. I teach first grade and I tend to catch everything that comes into the class during the cold/flu season. My doctor said this may just have to be a yearly thing as long as I continue to teach little kids.

      over 4 years ago