This is my first post. I was diagnosed by routine blood work at my first medicare physical 2.5 yrs ago- stage 1 CLL (watch & wait). (Having given blood for many years & just the month before!) I take Vitron-C high potency Fe pill daily. I’m glad to hear I’m not alone in being frustrated that family members say CLL is no big deal because it is when you’re the patient! I’ll try to find those blogs that were mentioned. I’m preoccupied trying to resolve a gut issue using a dietitian to help me reintroduce foods after 2 years of self-stumbling using a low FODMAP phone app to resolve my symptoms. My hematologist is very knowledgeable and comforting.