Here we go, our next couple of months have become clear. Nancy's sister Janet will be the bone marrow donor. We *finally* got final test results today, and she has the right kind of compatibility to donate stem cells to Nancy.
Nancy will be going back into UCSF Medical Center for the marrow transplant on April 4th. She will be in the hospital for 4 weeks, then home completing her recovery and integration of the transplant for some months afterward. This is a procedure with some risk, as she will get intensive chemotherapy to wipe out her existing bone marrow (and leukemia cells) and she will be accepting a new immune system into her body.
We are planning a gathering and ritual at our house for Sunday April 3rd. I'll send more info as we get organized.