Just in case anyone has got a bone marrow biopsy on the horizon - I had one yesterday and it was not nearly so bad as I was dreading it might be - probably a lot to do with the skill of the doctor doing the procedure and his bedside manner. This was as a baseline for possible inclusion in a trial. Afterwards I had a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis - for the same reason. This post is just for reassurance for anyone else facing this soon.
Bone marrow biopsy: Just in case anyone has got... - CLL Support
Thanks for that. Got one coming up soon and, although not dreading it, I wasn't looking forward to it either! It's amazing the skill difference there can be between phlebotomists taking blood - one can do it without me feeling it and another can cause me to grit my teeth. I suspect BMB's are the same.
I’m glad your BMB went well and you posted your experience here. BMBs are very invasive and therefore feared by many. An unsolicited comment is good to read for those who are waiting fir one and are concerned.
I also agree with TimHB, the worst bit is the anticipation hence why your post is so important.
I agree with your experience having had six so far (one at each end of FCR in 2012 and four in the last year for the trial I’m on).
best to you, rob