Ms. Finkbeiner, I wish I could say something else, the truth is the prognosis of Myelofibrosis is bad. This disease, is a problem in the blood stem cells. Everybody needs blood cells, RBC, WBC... Normal blood stem cells replicate and divide into new healthy blood cells. In Myelofibrosis, the blood stem cells are mutated, are sick, these sick stem cells still replicate themselves and divide, into sick blood cells. As time goes by, there's no healthy blood cells in someone's body. The red blood cell is usually the first one to completely disappear. This progress, there's no way to reverse it. That's how cruel it is.