Welcome to the forum! Bone marrow biopsies, like these diseases, seem differently for many people. I have had 19 BMBs and have had no problem except the ten seconds when they draw the marrow. That gets most everyone's attention. I have had no after effects ever. The important thing I think is to match a person's pain tolerance with the pre-medication. For me Lidocaine was used for local anesthesia followed by Fentanyl 50 mcg IV. Some people need to be "put out" completely. I wish both of you the best.
age 70, dx RAEB-2 on 11-26-2013 w/11% blasts. 8 cycles Vidaza 3w/Revlimid. SCT 8/15/2014, relapsed@Day+210 (AML). Now(SCT-Day+1005). Prepping w/ 10 days Dacogen for DLI on 6/9/2017.
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