Welcome to our CaringBridge website. I created this page to keep family and friends updated in one place about our Mikey. Mikey was diagnosed with Stage II Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a type of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in October of 2015. He noticed a lump growing under his left armpit. After a series of cat scans, several other swollen lymphnodes were discovered from his neck down to his groin. At first, we knew nothing about CLL and began researching immediately. When you hear the words "Lymphoma" and "Leukemia", the worst things scramble through your mind along with confusion and the urgency to fix it right away. We were referred to Dana Farber in Boston to a Dr. who strictly researches CLL and specializes in this type of cancer. We learned that with Mikey's type of cancer they "Watch and Wait" his condition until absolutely necessary to treat. Currently, Mikey is being monitored by his NYOH Dr. every 3 months and Dana Farber Dr. every 4-6 months. Mikey continues to live out his passion full force running our family owned lawn care and snow plow business. I pray everyday that his CLL continues to grow at a slow rate and until the day he needs treatment we are living every day to the fullest and embrace our blessings. Thank you all for the support.
Please check out this website below for more information on CLL.http://m.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-what-is-cll