My name is Peter and I have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. From the moment of my diagnosis, my life changed dramatically. The word cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I was told my condition was chronic, which means I would have to face this fight for the rest of my life.
At first, I accepted the diagnosis. I was determined to fight and find a way to manage my CLL. I exercised, ate a healthy diet, and avoided triggers like stress and alcohol. Despite my best efforts, however, my health progressively worsened. I developed night sweats and fatigue and my skin grew pale. The worst was yet to come.
My CLL became progressively worse as time went on. I was told chemotherapy would be necessary in order to fight it and keep it manageable. I refused chemotherapy, as I wanted to find an alternative way to manage my condition. After months of research, I stumbled upon a herbal remedy from a local store.
I decided to give the remedy a try. After two months, however, my CLL had only grown worse. The remedy had failed. I was running out of options and time.
My CLL eventually overcame me. I passed away at the age of 56, leaving behind a devastated wife and two children. My death was a tragic outcome due to my struggle with CLL. While I was confident in my battle against it, I ultimately succumbed to the illness and did not receive the treatment I needed in time.
My life was cut short due to CLL. It was an unpredictable and devastating tragedy that still affects my family today.