6:00 this morning a driver took me to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical in
Nashville, Tennessee. He did what I asked, we took the back roads which I love.
No traffic and no accident delays like on the interstate. I will no longer drive the interstate around
Nashville, it is horrid with so much traffic and this was the high traffic time.
We arrive and waited about 15 minutes and lead into a small room. The nurse was so nice and immediately
made me feel at ease. Shared about the Bone Marrow Biopsy and told me as she performed
she would be explaining the procedure every step of the way.
I originally was going to go with Morphine and Ativan but after she shared how medicated I would be, would need someone with me at home until medication wore off and finally since
I was petite, no fat in the area where needle would go in my hip and that a plus, Made the decision hesitantly
to just go with area being numbed. Was told the painful part was when she extracted the
bone marrow, 2 teaspoons full.
I was not brave, very frightened of the anticipated pain,
My Jamie was with me and at the most painful part she was squeezing my hand as her mama
I was so embarrassed about losing it, and with extraction - screamed loudly
but was told that at this time
many people curse :) and scream
I did not curse since is not a part of my vocabulary.
I kept hearing words of how proud everyone was of me
for not using extreme pain relieving drugs with this procedure.
So home and no pain in the extraction area on my hip, just my normal all over body pain and just very tired as have not slept for 2 nights dreading this procedure.
Will have results in about 10 days
and told rheumatoid arthritis shows the same level as cancer of the bones.
Trying not to get out my crystal ball
predicting the results
Hope all of this makes since
and so glad this procedure is over...