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Bone marrow biopsy

Jo555
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Joined: Aug 2020

Hello. 

I am seeking information on bone marrow biopsy for my mom. She is going on 84 yrs old and is in a weakened state due to a colon resection mistake that eventually led into septic shock.

 

Long story make short, she endured much to correct the procedure and survived-something they didn't expect-yet she is not the same. Although,considering what she endured, doing miraculously well, thank God.

Her hemo/oncol wants to do a bone marrow biopsy to rule out multiple myeloma. 

I'm nervous about it. Ptsd from what happened to her 2 yrs ago acter her colon cancer eradication and the chain of events that happened afterwards.

 

I've tried to do research on elderly with frailities, and other conditions to see if it is common and safe for them to undergo tbe procedure. Little to no info out there. Can anyone help with knowledge and/or experience in this area? 

 

 

 

Jo555
Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2020

Thanks in advance. I'm so nervous for her cause last time a doc told me she will be fine and be home in a couple days she ended up 3 months hospitalized and they didnt expect her to make it, but thank god he had other plans because it was nothing short of a miracle that she survived.

 

McDaeth
Posts: 4
Joined: Nov 2020

Hello Jo555,

I have had several bone marrow biopsies. For me it was a single puncture in the hip bone to extract a marrow example. It hurts a little when they go through the bone but overall it felt like a fairly minor procedure compared to everything else I went through with multiple myeloma.  I hope she's doing well.

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