Thought I'd post a wee update on my BMB, which I had on Wednesday last week. I wasn't too worried as I'd had lots of supportive responses to some of my questions in a previous post. All I can say is thank goodness I didn't know what was coming! Maybe I was just unlucky but it was awful :(. I had a local anesthetic but that was all. I wasn't given any pain relief or sedation, even though I asked if I could maybe have a bit gas and air. The first aspiration thing was ok and even the actual bone marrow biopsy bit was bearable......if it had just been once. But the heamm did it at least six times (by which point I'd given up counting). I apparently have soft bones or something, which he said made getting a good sample difficult. I was on the table for over 45 minutes and crying in agony by the end.
I was so glad when it was over I scurried out as fast as I could. Afterwards though, I felt quite angry. Should I have been more forthright about asking for additional pain relief, particularly as I had multiple samples taken and it took so long? Has anyone experienced anything similar? I've decided to give him some constructive feedback when I go back for the results in 4 weeks. I don't think anyone else should have to go through that without being offered something to help.
Maybe I'm just being a big jessie (as my granny would say!) but I've had two babies at home without any drugs and would rather do that any day than have another experience like my BMB!