Day 50 – Bone Marrow Biopsy Number 4 – November 2 2011

We checked in for my bone marrow biopsy at noon. Hank, the medical technician, came for me early. The pre-medication of liquid morphine and ativan didn’t seem to be doing anything for me – but, I was brave. UCH doesn’t use conscious sedation for bone marrow aspirations because they don’t want to have to recover you afterwards.
The procedure is uncomfortable and painful at times. I’m just glad it is over. They were able to get a good sample.