Ray has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
How was your quality of life affected by the disease?
When first diagnosed with the disease my quality of life was not affected, other than nose bleeds, as it was in its early stages.
Looking back other issues I experienced at the time, such as tiredness, I blamed on getting old. Now, being in remission, I am not getting as tired as before.
How did you hear about taking part in clinical research?
I heard about the trial when the blood results indicated that I needed to start treatment. At a meeting at the Hospital, I was told about the trial of new drugs to treat the condition and asked if I would like to apply to join the trial.
Can you tell me about your experiences being part of clinical research?
I have nothing but the highest praise for all the staff I met at MMCT and am grateful for the work they did. It is pleasing to be currently in remission.
I have been able to continue my life including sports as normal during the trial, apart from the brief time of hospital visits and when under lockdown due to COVID-19.
Would you recommend to others to be part of a clinical trial?
I highly recommend anyone to consider being part of trial run by Middlemore Clinical Trials.
For me the new treatment of my condition was far less unpleasant than if I had the usual treatment.