Multiple Sclerosis Community
Bone Marrow Test **HELP**I AM SCARED
About This Community:

Our Patient-to-Patient MS Forum is where you can communicate with other people who share your interest in Multiple Sclerosis. This forum is not monitored by medical professionals.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Bone Marrow Test **HELP**I AM SCARED

I have to have a bone marrow test on Wednesday because my platelets are too low.  They say they are low b/c of my medicine (copaxone) or another condition.  

Has anyone had a bone marrow test taken from the hip???????????????

Help I am scared!!!!!
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hopefully they will give you something to relax you while this procedure is being done.

I havnt had one done I am sorry, but just wanted to wish you all the best.

Blank
333021_tn?1207763233
SB

I had an aspiration and biopsy , in 89.  I only received numbing med , NOT the way to go . If they say they are going to numb the site only ...???  Ask for sedation , twilight .. no need to be awake for this .  They've got really great meds. now. I'm not trying to scare you , they were probably going to go this route anyway.  After take it easy for a couple of days .   It is sore for awhile .  Sorry but I don't remember how much pain I did have .   You might want one pill of something good for the fisrt night , or maybe just OTC will do it for you.  

Don't be scared , with the sedation you won't feel a thing ..  

You can't drive yourself, so have someone available.

Good luck ,  you'll be fine   .  Let me know how it went . Or if you have more concerns now I'd be glad to talk ...

Jo
Blank
195469_tn?1388326488
If it helps...know that each one of us will be with you in thought and prayer.  Maybe you will be able to feel us holding your hand...And take Jo's advice.  That's the way to go with this procedure...really!

I have to do some research on the low blood count thing with Copaxone.  I have never heard of this before.  So off to Google I go....

Please keep us informed, Sqeezy...you hear?

Heather

  
Blank
198419_tn?1360245956
Hi Squeezy,

Just sending peaceful thoughts your way, as Wednesday approaches.  We've never chatted, but I wanted to tell you that I hope it all goes well during and afterward, and that they find out why your platelets are too low.

Wishing you all the best,
be well,
SL
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Multiple Sclerosis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
987762_tn?1331031553
Blank
supermum_ms
Australia
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
essdipity
667078_tn?1316004535
Blank
HVAC
Durham, NC
572651_tn?1333939396
Blank
Lulu54
Dayton, OH
338416_tn?1413581329
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
SarahL2491
Alagash, ME