My mother-in-law, Marian, had her bone marrow biopsy today. John has had two already. He is no wimp when it comes to pain and he said they were painful. So I was dreading this day for her. But she did great. The nurse who took her vitals told us that they had a new nurse practitioner doing them now and she was extremely experienced. Experience means skill. She also told us that this NP had done over 9,000 bone marrow biopsies and worked at the Mayo Clinic. She didn't think Marian would even need to take any pre-meds. But if she did want something to relax her, they would give her Ativan. Since it was her first BMB, another nurse said it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to go ahead and take it.
Of course, I always think it's best to take drugs if there is a chance of pain. LOL. But I did not try to influence Marian's decision. I left it up to her and she took the pill.
CT scans in the morning and then treatment will begin next week (Thursday).
Thanks for all the prayers. I hope this nurse practitioner stays with Dr. Flinn forever, since there will be more bone marrow biopsies in both John and Marian's futures.