A date with an Oncologist

The beginning of the end of my uncertainty is slated for May 4th. That’s my first appointment with the Hematologist/Oncologist – and it’s when I begin the process of verifying the Leukemia diagnosis. I’ve been told I should expect a bone marrow biopsy. That’s where they take a long, thick, hollow needle and drive it into your pelvis – to extract some of the spongy marrow from the middle of the bone.

I wonder how much leverage it requires to drive a needle into a bone. Is it a two handed operation? Is an open palm utilized? Does it require more than one qualified health services provider? Do they use a mallet, or a similar hammer like tool?

Good stuff, eh?

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