My CLL Journey

  • Snow Birds

    Snow Birds In Flight

    Snow Birds Head North As we enter April and days pass and end of April approaches, our thoughts turn to our Fairfield return and family time. Thinking back to last year, end of April 2015, and comparing that time to when we are today April 2016. What a change! A year ago I was just […]

  • Remission

    Mission: Remission This update takes off from my earlier 11/4/16 walk away from a chance for another attempt at cardiac catheter oblation. Wasn’t convinced oblation procedure was worth risk… a 5% chance of complications, which I interpreted to mean “death.” Not that I’m afraid of death, just not quite yet ready to say hello to […]

  • Gurney Transport

    Miracle On The Gurney

    My Miracle on the Gurney So what happened while I lay on gurney at Naples Community Hospital? Did I die on gurney, and Dr Yin brought me back to life? Seems unlikely, although I like idea. I have my own version of “Big Bang Theory.” That’s how it seemed to go. One moment I was […]

  • My Experience With A Chronic Disease

    My Story, October¬†2015 Writing is one of my hobbies, and I have kept a daily diary since 1989. I have always been an introvert, internalizing feelings that other people let out and finding release and reducing stress by doing so. My journals are where I shout, weep, and gnash my teeth. The written page is […]

  • b Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

    Challenge Begins This page will continue my experiences with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). I’ve already covered some CLL details, although with cancers in general, disease details don’t matter much from the consumer point of view. What counts is how you or I deal and cope with cancer. “Battle” is a word I avoid, particularly with […]