CLL What is it? Considered B-cell malignancies, generally thought of as non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and is essentially the same disease with slight different manifestations.The same kind of cell, known as a lymphocyte (a type of white blood cell), is involved in CLL. When most of the cancer cells are located in the bloodstream and the bone marrow, the disease is referred to as CLL, although the lymph nodes and spleen are often involved as well. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia tends to be a slow-growing cancer. However, over time, it can progress to a more aggressive type of lymphoma. This cancer is usually diagnosed in older adults over the age of 50, with more than half of the people with CLL over 70. I was diagnosed when I was 68 but it now looks as if I got in 2008 at 65 years old.

Finally, Friday is here at last, that is what so many are saying this morning. For me, it is another day, that I can thank God for. I’m feeling good today, went for my two-mile walk this morning, and stopped to say hi to some of my neighbors that are returning from the north. I am waiting for my wife to get home from work, so we can go for groceries, and spend some valuable time together.

I said that I would start a new thought today, so here it goes: Basic outline from Church in the Woods.

WHO ARE YOU?

It may be answered by supplying things like our name, our occupation, our race, our nationality, or some other general designation or label.

The deeper we probe for an accurate answer the more we must learn about ourselves, and our own sense of identity. This can be difficult, but if we are to know the deepest and truest sense of our identity, it must be done.

If we press the question past the normal, simple and easy responses of name, occupation, and nationality, (i.e., “I’m John Doe,” or “I’m a salesman,” or “I’m an American,”) we are forced to get a bit more personal. We may identify ourselves according to our relationships by saying, “I’m the son of George Doe,” or “I’m the wife of John Doe,.” We might also identify ourselves according to our political persuasion with, “I’m a Republican,” or our religious preferences with “I’m a Methodist.”

For those who are brave enough to honestly look at themselves, other identities, which are natural, begin to emerge. Self-centered, proud or pious, alcoholic, addicted to ?????, and so on. Psychological testing may also result in a wide assortment of labels ranging from personality disorders to psychotic states.

For as a man thinketh in his heart,

Who are You?” are important in determining the quality of our lives. Experts tell us repeatedly that our own self-image (who we think we are) is one of the most important factors that determines our emotional state, our behavior, and the quality of our relationships. The biblical proverb, “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he…” suggests that our self-image can actually become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The way we see ourselves (self-image) may vary from the way others see us (other’s image). The way others see us may also be different from the way we really are (real-image). The greater the difference between how we see ourselves, how others see us, and how we really are; the greater the inner turmoil and dysfunction in our lives. Likewise, the closer our own self-image lines up with who we really are, and ultimately, how others see us, the less inner conflict we experience and the healthier we become.

Biblical evidence supports this explanation, and may be drawn from the Genesis record of the creation of man.

Once we have discovered our real image according to the absolute truth of the Word of God, we may then address the issues that concern lining up our own self-image with who God says we really are.

Monday, The Structure of Man/Woman

Why CLL, it started sometime after the fall of man, and every other terrible disease along with it..

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