I say almost nothing because it’s not as if everything is all rainbow-farting unicorns. There are symptoms you have every day that are so minor you forget to mention them when the major ones are happening. Or that as a symptom itself, ie forgetting things or being generally confused, also known as brain fog or chemo brain.
This disease is confusing, even to people who have dealt with cancer before. In fact, I just tried a new cancer app, made by people who have had cancer, and they have CLL classified as Leukemia. I wrote to express the importance of filing it under Lymphoma, which you can read about in the “who cares”
Lymphoma’s actually not an ugly word. Might even be described as pleasant if one had no idea what it was. It’s certainly less terrifying than what it is.