Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#Health update: reprieve over, marrow extraction imminent

Petula’s Health & Weight Loss Journal

It’s only been a couple of days since I posted my most recent Health & Weight Loss Journal with you. Although I don’t usually post two updates so close together I thought I’d give you a head’s up… 1) So I don’t forget to tell you and 2) so you can send good thoughts my way.

My wonderful physician’s assistant in hematology called to let me know the doc decided to go ahead with the bone marrow extraction. I didn’t ask why because I’m not too surprised and it’s always better safe than sorry. However, the last time (the third time) it was so intensely painful that I almost slapped the doctor doing it. I don’t think he was proficient at the procedure. He didn’t get the needle in quite right and kept pressing and moving it around trying to place it correctly.

Now pressing on the bone and joint of a person who has chronic pain is horrible thing. I had bruises as large as baseballs at the site of the injections. This time around I’m going to insist that person does NOT touch me and insist on stronger pain meds.