Colds and viruses

Hi all, my husband is in remission at the moment from apml. He seems to have had cold virus after cold virus recently. Is anyone else experiencing this? I panic every time as his acute leukaemia began like cold/flu……thank you

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Hi @Catpat I have Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) but my weakened immune system means I am very susceptible to all colds, flu, Covid etc… Personally I keep all my vaccines up to date.
Also once I get one bug my immune systems is weakened and I get more susceptible to everything that is going and it takes me a long while to build back up.
I stress these are just my personal experiences and I would always say perhaps it is worth him checking things out with his specialist nurse, GP or consultant.
It certainly is a rollercoaster of emotions for both of you isn’t it.
Look after yourselves

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Thanks for the reply Erica, my husband did get his bloods checked a few weeks ago and they come back fine……you are probably right in what you are saying. He had covid around end of October/November and has had a few cold type virus since so maybe his immune system is even more compromised since covid. It is a roller coaster for all of us on here. I don’t like roller coasters lol….hope you are doing ok. You are very helpful to everyone else on this forum but I don’t think you have ever asked for help yourself. Take care :slightly_smiling_face:


Hi,i feel the same. Ive just got over being hospitalised at xmas with the flue and this week caught a cold. It can be demoralising .
All the best John


Oh John I am sorry to hear that. I hope you are on the road to recovery now…. We will maybe need to cut back on socialising again for a while until immune system recovers a bit! I panic a lot so it’s great to chat to other people on here so thank you for replying. :grinning:

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