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For whatever reason, when I was first diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia by my original hematologist, he advised that I keep the news to myself. “It’s stage zero. You have no symptoms; you look healthy. So there’s really no reason to tell everyone you know—unless you want to.” Unless you want to. I had no […]

CLL Alternative Healing

Posted by: Denise on: November 20, 2015

This is a guest post by Eric Clark, a Canadian who was diagnosed in 2012.    CLL Came to Visit Although I am not a shy person, I have been reluctant to post any good news on the two CLL Facebook groups because they only talk about the medical aspects around late stage treatment. The […]

CLL ~ Going Wheat-Free Part 2

Posted by: Denise on: November 5, 2015

Here is a second post on going wheat-free (and more) by fellow CLL-er, Eric Clark. My First Quarter experience with a Wheat-Less lifestyle In mid-June of this year, 2015, I decided it was time to read Wheat Belly and asked to borrow it from my good friend, John. I convinced myself that buying the book was […]

Living Well with CLL — June 2015 Update

Posted by: Denise on: June 11, 2015

Living Well with CLL — June 2015 Update It’s been just about fourteen years since I was first diagnosed with CLL, and I thought it was time I made an update. It’s always my goal to post more frequently. I worry that people who go to this site will get a flash of fear if […]

Promising Conventional CLL Treatments

Posted by: Denise on: June 11, 2015

First, I have to tell you that I’m normally pretty anti- any kind of conventional cancer or leukemia treatment.  That is, unless there is a proven record of success, measure by CURE!!!  Much of the chemo treatment has abysmal results.  The researchers, and the medical establishment in general, measure the extension of increased lifespan in MONTHS. […]

Question: My White Blood Count (WBC) has never gone done and in fact always been increasing. To me that’s the real indicator. This abnormal and steady increase has crowded my arteries and I have trouble even going for long walks. Specially, where we live there are hills in our neighborhood and it’s a huge battle to […]

CLL Lymph Glands Swelling — Reason for Panic?

Posted by: Denise on: April 17, 2014

Question: I would like to know how your lymph glands react, if that’s ok. When I was first diagnosed there were no signs of enlarged glands, but on my last check up a few pea-sized enlargements were detected in my neck and right groin.  I did however come down with a pretty bad cold the […]

CLL and Supplements: Safety and Do They Work?

Posted by: Denise on: April 15, 2014

This is an answer to a recent email: Question: Do you take any supplements?  I get a little worried about these.  I was looking at the use of Beta Glucan to assist the immune system.  It looked really good until I linked it with Leukemia and then found it is not advisable for us to […]

CLL and Supplements

Posted by: Denise on: February 16, 2014

There is a concerted effort on the part of the FDA to put supplements into the same class of regulation as pharmaceutical drugs. This is a move to make it too expensive for the supplement companies to stay in business, which would then put us all in the loving hands of Big Pharmaceutical companies. Not […]

CLL Update August 29, 2012

Posted by: Denise on: August 29, 2012

There is a reason there are so few posts on this blog.  Initially I was positive that I could totally reverse my CLL diagnosis.  This hasn’t happened — yet.  My plan for this blog was to be an uplifting, upbeat place for people with CLL (newly diagnosed or those trucking along like me) to get […]