I am a 48 year old woman, mother, wife and friend to many. I deal with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) every day. I have 4 great kids and a husband who loves me. I also have a dark past that not many know about. That is what I will blog about here, as a form of release and a way to let go of the hate and humiliation I have been trying to deal with for years. I am also a past brain tumor patient which I will touch on here as well. Colloid cyst of the third ventricle was the name of the tumor I had. Rare apparently. The misuse of radiation from CT scans during my diagnosis and treatment for the tumor is what led to my leukemia that I deal with now.