I am typing this from a stretcher about to be rolled in for the bone marrow.
You gotta love how good Arkansas is about getting patients their data. I looked at the PET scan results. Largest lesion remains in my right hip at 3.5 cm. I seem to recall that is unchanged from last time, which is disappointing. Plus the SUV for my L5 vertebrae went from 1.3 to 1.6. Hopefully this is just noise and neither figure is indicative of cancer but I like numbers to go down, not up.
Second nerves-inducing moment was overhearing the bone marrow nurses. I am to be the first attempt by one of them. Things like “if you do that, then you will just need to make another hole.”
Let’s not do that, okay?
And while you are at it, keep your voices down or have these conversations out of earshot!