May 05, 2011 - 1:51 pm
Hi, all. I've been scouring the Web, searching for support groups/boards for spouses and caregivers. This one seems to be THE ONE.
My husband was diagnosed with CLL about 4.5 years ago. We met 2 years ago and have been married almost a year and a half. During his 3-month check-up w/ his oncologist two days ago, we were told that it was time to treat. So, he begins chemo with FCR and Elitek in two weeks. He works in the medical field, and I have extensive experience there as well...so we have a good understanding of what's going on, the jargon, etc. We've both been educating ourselves as much as possible, and we meet w/ the chemo nurse next week to find out more about what to expect. His oncologist feels that my husband will have a good outcome from the treatment - he has a few good things in his favor: his age (51), his overall good health otherwise, and his FISH results. And he has a very positive attitude toward it all and is ready to fight. But it's still a little daunting, nevertheless. I just want to do whatever I can do make him comfortable through this.