It has been almost a week since my bone marrow biopsy and aspiration. As I remembered, it was terribly painful. Luckily for me, my friend came with me and held my hand during the procedure. Also luckily, I did not scream or cry like I did the last 3 times. But I tell ya, it is PAINFUL. Like the last time, I received some local numbing at the site, but that's about it. The doctor said the sometimes they give ativan, but by the time it kicked in, it would be time to leave anyhow. Um..anti-anxiety drugs? I'm not anxious...it's f***ing painful..!!! LOL.
In the end, I made it through. As the numbing started to wear off, I did have pain in my lower back area where the biopsy took place. It took place on a Monday morning, and it is now Saturday evening...and it still hurts! It feels like a bruise...like what a fall on the ice would feel like. I'm hoping it will subside in the next couple of days.
The doctor said the results of the procedure will be back in 1 week, so hopefully I'll have some answers in the coming week.