Hello everyone. I had my BMB today and although it was very, very uncomfortable, it was just about bearable! The aspiration was the worst part, a wierd and horrible feeling, especially down one leg. The pressure was hard to bear, but the gas and air helped so much! I didn't want to give it back! Have to wait for my next appointment now, on 20th September. The doctor doing my BMB told me he had only got a dilute sample of bone marrow, but a good piece of bone! So hope that's all enough for a diagnosis in September. Thank you so much to everyone who gave me good advice beforehand. It was very much appreciated. xxx
My BMB is all over and I'm so glad!!!! - MPN Voice
Thank you! I know thousands of people have these BMB's done every day, but I got myself in such a state about it. I knew it was going to be painful, and it was! But just about bearable! I know I groaned a lot and yelped a few times! The gas and air was amazing. I felt like I was floating! When he took a piece of bone out, he said, let me just see if it's a good enough sample. I was praying it was, so that he wouldn't have to go in again! When he said, I'm happy with that, I was so happy! I hope I never need another one! X
My brother, who is now a retired oncologist, told me before mine that it was like being kicked by a horse! There was no pain relief for me. ! It is horrible and working yourself up was indeed reasonable!!!! If, in the future, should they suggest another one be very clear as to why they think it is necessary. But they shouldn’t! Good luck!
Thank you so much! Now I just have to wait for the results on September 20th! The man who performed my BMB, agreed with me, through our rather odd conversation, he, while twisting the needle to get my bone sample, and me, grunting, while holding on to the gas and air tube in my between my teeth!, that it was most likely ET. But will have to wait and see! X
I will be doing just that, but have to wait for payday next week! The relief is immense! The guy who did it was very nice and explained everything to me. He was very experienced and I'm sure I could have had a much worse experience. He agreed with me that it's probably ET, but obviously need to wait for results. I presume they will contact me if they need to see me before my appointment in September. So relieved it's over. X
Hi. Glad it wasn't too bad for you. Had mine this morning. Was a bit worried but tried to keep an open mind about. Before I went in we heard a shout from the bmb room, which was really worrying but then found out it was one of the nurses, who had trapped her finger in something!
It wasn't as bad as I thought. I groaned a couple of times but the entenox really helped. Can relax now!