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  1. Russ says:

    Hi Jim,

    Fellow CLL’er from Toronto. Stumbled on to your site while researching for my own, coming online soon to a computer near you! I’ll pass along the link in another week or so when I’m up and running. You’ll be able to read my entire experience at that time if you so desire.

    You’ve got a LOT of great material here. I especially love your mindset. For me, mindset and outlook has made ALL the difference in the world. I recently outlived the original prognosis handed to me when I was first diagnosed with CLL back in 1999 when my doctor said, “You probably won’t live to see your 60th birthday.”

    SURPRISE! Not only am I still here, but at age 60 I’m probably also in the best shape of my life having been in complete remission going on four years now!

    I’d like to keep in touch and share notes with you along our CLL journey.

    email: russhamel@gmail.com
    Skype: russhamel
    Phone: 416-877-5312

    All the best from Toronto,

    • Jim says:

      Hello Russ,

      I’m glad you found my site. Let me know when your blog is up and running and I will link to yours as well. I’m glad you showed the doctors up. And staying in shape is probably helping you tremendously. That is where you’ve got me beat… I haven’t been exercising at all lately. I have a page on my site called “exercising” so my readers can keep me on track. You will see that I haven’t been keeping up. Perhaps your example will inspire me. Other than that, Leuk is taking it easy on me for now. I’m feeling pretty good.

      You & I have other things in common besides CLL. My Dad was Canadian, born in Saskatchewan. And I grew up right on the U.S. side of the border. I only got Canadian TV channels (no cable back then). So I know all about curling, remember Pierre Trudeau and Bobby Hull, and… I can even speak Canadian!

      Looking forward to keeping it touch,


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