Thursday, February 26, 2009

Test was done.

The test was done on Tuesday and I have to say - all things considered - it wasn't that bad. For any of you who may be on the National Bone Marrow Registry having a biopsy is really not that bad. I'd rather have that than another HsG ~shudder~.

Hopefully I'll have some answers in the next day or two. In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure, in case you've ever wondered what kind of instruments are used in a bone marrow biopsy.....

Basically, they give you lots of local (which was the worse part), they do a 1/16 of an inch incision, then they use the big thingie to get down to the bone and then they use the metal thing w/the top to it to drill into the bone then they suck up the marrow through the tube. I swear, when he was aspirating the marrow - it felt like it was coming up through my toes, through my leg and out my hip.

All in all, I've been a bit sore. Nothing terrible. It's definitely subsided today. So here's to hoping. The doctor doesn't think it's leukemia or even systemic mastocytosis but, after he saw my legs, agreed it could be cutaneous.


  1. Glad to hear that you are OK after the procedure.

  2. All the best! I hope that all goes well for you!

  3. Hey Foxxy One,

    Glad you got through the bmb ok. Excellent blog about it too...and nice visual.

    Wish I could say mine was that lovely. I go into shock with xylocaine and lidocaine, so I had to do mine without much of it (they didn't believe me that I go into they used a little, and I went into shock anyway...) Not sure freezing can ever go that deeply, even if you get it.

    I have to have another bmb soon, as they did not test me for c-kit mutation and should've. ugh.

    Anyway, glad you got through it.