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Jim Smith

Jim Smith
Jim is a writer and photographer in Washington State. He was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in September 2009. Jim's CLL is progressing gradually and, although he gets tired more often and takes things slower, he hasn't yet needed any treatments. He still does some photography and writing as energy allows. Read more

A docked boat, on calm seas with furled sails

Thankful

I sometimes think of how Leuk has changed my life. He’s certainly made me appreciate it more. Time spent as
Fear and Worry

Fear and Worry

After I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2009, I watched my white blood cell and lymphocyte counts quickly
Choose to Live

Choose to Live

A routine blood test revealed a slightly elevated white blood cell count. “No problem,” said the physician’s assistant, “it’s probably