CLL? whats that? Lets Google it? Well its not the menopause!
Ok so after 18 months of pure hell watching my 28 year old son go through treatment for Malignant Melanoma and breathing a sigh of relief when he finished his radiotherapy, I was expecting to be told my fatigue, insomnia and night sweats etc were due to the recent stress or maybe the Menopause........April 2014~ Welcome to CLL .
So I phone to ask why I have an appointment with a Haemotology Consultant and the kind secretary informs me that my CLL is at the early stage and its usual to wait 3 months. CLL?? Im baffled now? Im not blaming her, obviously a delay in my GP recieving this news so I was totally unaware. No hope of getting an appointment with my GP for at least 3 weeks,Never mind theres always good old google. Id never heard of CLL till then and so reading some of the articles, especially the ones on American sites was not the best idea, to say I was frightened was an understatement. Right time to get a grip.... I work in a hospital and one thing I tell patients is never to google your condition but ask the experts so I will take my own advice and do that tomorrow at work. No point mentioning this to my family just yet because I have no idea what it is so what could I tell them.