July 9 2018

Kim Barkov Kim Barkov's BMT Journey

First post: Sep 27, 2018 Latest post: Mar 1, 2019
In 2013 I was diagnosed with a bone marrow disorder, a benign form of Leukemia called "Polycythemia (PV)".  I remained relatively stable for 4 years.

In 2018 I learned my PV transformed to an aggressive form of MF (Myelofibrosis) and was given a  prognosis that includes a shortened life expectancy of less than 4 years. So to extend my life beyond 4 years I must undergo a bone marrow transplant. I anticipate that the transplant process will occur sometime in April 2019, at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Fred Hutch.

So today is March 3, 2019, I'm packing and  putting my belongings into storage and planning a road-trip to Seattle (from Scottsdale). I will remain in Seattle for at least 6 months or longer. Thank goodness for Sirius to make the 20+ hour drive "fly by"! I wonder how much clothing and shoes I can pack into my vehicle. (Volvo S60).

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