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Lyle starts long fight with a win

Jarrod Lyle

Jarrod Lyle has won the first battle in his fight against leukemia, but the war is far from over.

Lyle, 36, was officially declared in “remission” last week when his blood counts returned into a “normal level” for the first time since he began chemotherapy in late July.

But while Lyle’s wife Briony was delighted the champion golfer had taken the first important step, she said Jarrod had larger hurdles to clear before he could return to a normal life.

“What has happened since he began chemo has been great and really important,” Briony said.

“But the word `remission’ might be a bit misleading in this instance because he’s not `cured’ yet.

“Jarrod will return to hospital at some point in the next week or so for `consolidation chemo’ to try to keep things as they are for the moment.

“But he will still need to have a full bone marrow transplant if he’s actually going to be `cured’.”

Lyle has twice previously beaten acute myeloid leukemia, but the process requires the full transplant during which his immunity levels will be reduced to zero, as if he was a newborn.

“So we are thrilled with all the support everyone has offered us, and their enthusiasm when they see the word remission being used, just as we had ourselves,” Briony said.

“But I suppose we just wanted people to know that it’s just one step of many we’ll have to take.

“Jarrod is still very ill, is at high risk of infection, and is taking huge amounts of medication daily.

“The treatment plan going forward and the continued use of chemo will make him even more unwell for a lengthy period of time, before hopefully we can get this stuff out of his body once and for all. “

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Posted by Garry Gale at
20/10/2017 09:53 AM
Look forward to seeing you back at Commonwealth. Best wishes to you and Briony.
Posted by Barry &Flynn Noble at
18/10/2017 01:00 PM
All the best Jarrod get well soon Member Eastwood golf club
Posted by Neil Leech at
08/10/2017 07:45 PM
Jarrod you are a true champion and inspiration. Keep up the good fight big fella. We want to see you well and out there on the course again.
Posted by brian &christina tinker at
03/10/2017 10:57 PM
keep up the great fight Jarrod you are an inspiration to us all. we met and followed you around at Royal Pines in the PGA after meeting you at Huntingdale.very best wishes to u and the family.
Posted by Peter Thomson at
27/09/2017 04:55 PM
You can do anything Jarrod. I have great faith in you. Mary and I send every best wish to you, Briony and the family
Posted by Eric Burns at
26/09/2017 08:18 PM
Remember your visits to Belmont Golf Club for the Lake Macquarie. Keep up the good fight and hope to see you back on the golf course soon.
Posted by Mark Mills at
18/09/2017 12:25 PM
Jarrod you are truly a champion keep up the fight and i'm sure you will soon see on the doctors report cured. Then you can get out on course and chase those birdies down once again.
Posted by Steve Darmody at
06/09/2017 09:19 PM
Get well soon Jarrod. Met you at Huntingdale one day.Purchased one of your belts. Where can I get another ? Steve
Posted by Rob Tindall at
05/09/2017 12:48 PM
Jarrod, you are a winner mate. I have not had the pleasure of meeting you, but so admire your family focus and fighting nature.
Posted by Garry & Sue Hannon at
01/09/2017 04:19 PM
Our thoughts are with you and your family as you continue to fight this latest battle. Best wishes from your old Commonwealth Golf Club Pennant followers.
Posted by Paul Donnelly at
30/08/2017 01:45 PM
Hi Jarred,i also had AML and reached remission after two weeks of chemo 24,7 .how ever my professor at StGeorge hospital sent me to StVincents hospital for a bone marrow transplant that was three years ago ,it was tough going but now i am cured ,i can't recommend a bone marrow transplant more highly ,you will out of action for twelve months ,but you will be cured good luck ,send me an email if you like stay positive .
Posted by Richard Michalowski at
30/08/2017 09:49 AM
God Bless You Jarrod. As a sufferer of CLL myself,Keep Fighting I know the battle your going through but I know your Winner & with the help of your Doctors & beautiful family you'll overcome this current hurdle with flying colours.YNWA.
Posted by peter slattery at
30/08/2017 09:09 AM
Sincere best wishes and quick recovery and look forward to seeing you back playing Golf.
Posted by Dee Donavan at
29/08/2017 11:59 PM
Jarrod if anyone can beat this you can. You are a fighter! You have a legion of fans and players who admire you greatly and who look forward to seeing you on the course again. You are a winner!
Posted by John Gadaleta NSW at
29/08/2017 10:08 PM
Jarrod well done, my very best wishes to you and Briony look forward to seeing back playing golf in my prayers daily Cheers John
Posted by Wendy Swift at
29/08/2017 08:34 PM
Jarrod you've fought some tough battles over the years, thinking of you and your family and wishing you all the best. Commonwealth Golf Club Member
Posted by Dave Clifford at
29/08/2017 06:54 PM
Jarrod i wish you all the best in your battle,looking forward to playing with you again in the Barham pro-am that was an awesome day, thank you, i will never forget that day
Posted by John Paton at
29/08/2017 05:43 PM
Keep fighting mate - as the father of a leukemia victim I know what you are going through
Posted by Gregg Chapple at
29/08/2017 05:16 PM
The thoughts and best wishes of all Kingston Heath are with you Jarrod , Briony and your family. We hope to see you well enough to visit The Heath again.
Posted by Peter weire at
29/08/2017 03:53 PM
Jarrod I am sure I speak for the entire South Western Golf Ass when I say all our thoughts and wishes are with you. We are all hoping you are heading for a speedy recovery. Peter Weire VP. SWGA
Posted by Craig at
29/08/2017 03:03 PM
Well done mate, it is a battle that you are definitely up for. Look forward to seeing you back on the tour in the not too distant future.
Posted by Peter Bowring at
29/08/2017 03:03 PM
Jarrod I wish you all the very best in your current battle. Member Commonwealth Golf Club
Posted by alan phillips at
29/08/2017 02:47 PM
Keep fighting Jarrod you are an inspiration to many
Posted by Dinah Robinson at
29/08/2017 02:27 PM
I am one of your biggest admirers Jarrod. My very best wishes to you and Briony and I look forward to hearing that the word "remission" has turned to "cured".

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