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Bone marrow biopsy

littledab
littledab
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Bone marrow biopsy i will never do it again.. You would have to put me out my doctor could not get the needle in the bone marrow it kept going down slope I got poke several times I’m just glad it’s over

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Newdawn

Sorry to hear of that experience littledab. I had one done on Monday (my first) and whilst it wasn’t at all pleasant, the procedure went much easier than yours.

Sound like you need sedation for the next one (should you need one but hopefully not!). There is something slightly ‘barbaric’ about the thought of the whole process! 😱

Newdawn

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littledab
littledab
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Yes i agree!!

Put me out..dr says cuz i am tiny

That why it kept going down the sloop.. ugh. Glad urs went well!

Hope urs results come out good!

Keep in touch as i will

Thanks

Debbie

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littledab
littledab
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Hi newDawn

I hear you on that I’ll never do it again definitely if I have to I definitely get Sedated .next week I have pet scan not looking forward to that either take care I’ll talk to you soon little dab

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Clarence45

Hi there

Sorry to hear about your bad experience with the biopsy. My husband has had 5 over the 4 months and he’s always been offered gas and air. He used it on the last one and spent most of his time high as a kite and giggling.

If you have to have another one, I’d insist on the gas and air.

Good luck x

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littledab

Hi Clarence

Oh gosh i guess i will do that next rime but hopefully i won’t again lol

Thx

Xo

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2003UK
2003UKChampion

Oh, I am sorry you had such a bad experiences with your bone marrow biopsy. I hear so many differing experiences. If you need to chat to someone the Leukaemia Care Charity helpline is open Monday - Friday 9am until 5pm and they have a special evening service on a Thursday and Friday 7pm - 10pm. The number is freephone 08088 010 444. Look after yourself and spoil yourself.

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littledab
littledab
in reply to 2003UK

Thank you!!

Yes was not a good experience at all

Pet scan next week

Ugh

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2003UK
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Please let us know the results, take care.

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HAIRBEAR_UK
HAIRBEAR_UKAdministrator

Ouch oh dear, sorry to learn you had a painful experience first time round. hopefully you may not require another one for a while, if you do have to after treatment, ask for the gas and air. I have had a few different experiences with them through the years, never a pleasant feeling but only once was it really painful,

Good luck with your results

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littledab

Hi hearbear

Yes never again lol 😂

Glad ira was not to bad!

Pet scan next week..

Fun fun

Talk to u soon!

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Smakwater

Sorry about that littledab,

My first BNB was an unnecessary event such as you describe. I believe that the hematologist that did the first BNB did not care about the patients perspective and he had no business performing the procedure. The second BNB was done by a caring qualified specialist and was almost uneventful.

BNB's are currently a necessary measure to aid in the prognostics, observation, and treatment progress of CLL.

Hopefully in the near future newer technological advances will replace BNB with a less invasive procedure.

Better days ahead!

JM

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littledab
littledab
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Thanks JM

For writing back sorry u had all that also

I will never do it again

Pet scan next week!

Ugh

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Paul_Cabban
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Sorry to hear this. I think you were just unlucky. I have had 5 or 6 a couple with gas and air, one with medasoline “? spelling” and others with just the local. None were too bad. On the plus side your bone density must be good.

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littledab

Thanks Paul

Wow. I never want to do thAt again

Really you think 🤔 bone density is good lol 😂

Thx talk soon

Debbie

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MaggieSylvie

Hi littledab, So sorry to hear your experience. Mine was horribly painful, too, and if I ever have to have another, I shall ask to be sedated. The pain in my hip lasted for many days after the procedure, and yet I have heard that some people don't have any pain at all! I was surprised it was so painful because I had had it done many years ago in my sternum and it was hardly painful at all. Hopefully, we won't need it done again. Who knows?

Good luck! Maggie

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littledab

Thank you Maggie

Sorry 😐 you had to go through that!

Pet scan next week.. roller coaster 🎢 ride. Never getting off..

Talk soon

Debbie

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littledab

Hi newDawn

I hear you on that I’ll never do it again definitely if I have to I definitely get. Sedated it next week I have pet scan not looking forward to that either take care I’ll talk to you soon little dab

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Feline-Fan_UK

Hi there

I feel for you littledab. Sadly they are a necessary evil 👿

I’ve had about 10, each one gets worse! I’ve tried

Midazolam, but it didn’t work!

Now I stick to Entinox, (gas ‘n’ air), which gets me through.

They also have trouble with me, as have very deep seated hip bones and they end up needing a very long needle to get the sample!

I’ve got my next one on Tuesday 😬, as well as an Intrathecal on Friday!

Xx

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littledab

Omg Feline/fan

I feel for you! I can’t imagine..take care

Let me know how it goes. Praying it goes much smoothly for you,..

I have Pet Scan this week ugh

Ttys

Littledab

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