Bone Marrow Biopsy Today

Watch this space for details, although I suspect that, given that this is now Beth’s 4th one of these, there will not be very much exciting happening. We’re headed down to West Penn’s Medical Short Stay unit, which is essentially a floor full of outpatient single-day hospital rooms. She’ll have a blood test and we’ll get some lab results; the biopsy is at 10:00 am, and again, Beth will go under “conscious sedation” or what’s otherwise known as a “twilight” sedative. She slept through the last one – it became painful a day later as all the sedatives wore off. While she experienced a tremendous amount of pain at some of her earlier bone marrow biopsies, she came back from the last one with no complaints at all.

See also The Papacy’s Missing Link