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The Battle Continuous

Part of my weekend getaway was to take my mind off from my scheduled bone marrow biopsy, which took place yesterday (Dec. 1 - Mom's birthday). Getting through the biopsy procedure proved to be a challenge, but a special thanks goes to my friend F who kept watch during the whole process. Thank you very much.

I chose local anesthesia the last bone marrow biopsy, but this time, I went for conscious sedation. In preparation for my conscious sedation, I wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything before the bone marrow biopsy, which was scheduled at 1 PM. The usual blood work took place, but this time there were 17 test tubes of different sizes to be filled. I was taken aback at how much blood they were going to draw. After the blood work, I suddenly felt light headed and everything just went dim. I could hear the technician saying my name, but it sounded so far away. I woke up later lying down on a bed, with a bag of ice on my neck, and soaked with sweat. Passing out was a scary experience.

Afterwards, I met my new doctors. I said "new" because I am meeting these new doctors for a second opinion regarding my Aplastic Anemia. I was told that before any conclusion and diagnosis will be properly given, we'd have to wait for lab tests and of course, the result of my bone marrow biopsy. My new doctors were nice and very encouraging, and I'll be meeting them again next month.

At the end of the day, I was prepared for conscious sedation. I was nervous as hell. I was hooked to an IV and all types of monitors were also attached to my chest. It was a new experience for me and the tubes clearly made me nervous. I was half awake during the procedure, and I could still feel the pressure and the pain. Unlike last time, I was more interested in fighting to stay awake than what was going on with the biopsy. Next time I knew, they were applying bandage and I was told to go ahead and sleep.

I slept for a good 20 minutes. I woke up to F bringing in crackers and some Apple juice. The nurse adjusted my bed for me to be able to sit up. I guess they knew I was so hungry. I crammed the crackers in my mouth, gulped the juice and slept some more.

The battle continuous.

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To Mama,

Happy, happy birthday and many more birthdays to come!

Love,
Kayni 

Comments

  1. Be strong. Keep the faith. :) My sister went through a similar if not the same procedure. She's well and healthy now. :)

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  2. Cza, Thank you so much for the encouragement. I'm glad to hear your sister is now doing well. I hope to do the same.

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  3. hugs kayni. keep the faith and always trust God. :) He has plans for you. :)

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  4. Hi Kayni. Your one strong person I knew. I really admire you. :)

    Og Happy Birthday to you mommy!

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  5. Hope everything goes well. Hugs from the opposite coast. Hang in there.

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  6. Hi Kayni, your post made me look up for bone marrow biopsy on youtube. I may not know how it feels entirely, but somehow, after reading what you wrote and from what I saw on the video, I somehow felt your pain and the anxiety of what you had to go through. I want you to be healthy and well. You'll be in my prayers tonight. Stay strong!

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  7. Princess Dyanie, Thank you. Hugs back.

    Jeanny, Thank you. I try to be strong most of the time =).

    Photo Cache, Hugs back.

    Bittersweet, It's a very stressful and trying situation, and I'm just glad it's over. Thank you for the prayers.

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  8. hi Kayni! i read about aplastic anemia, tried watching the bone marrow biopsy on youtube like what Em did but oh, i couldn't continue. although i know you already are, allow me to still say be strong and be well.. i admire you for going through all that. i was awake when i had my breast incisional biopsy, the surgeon just numbed my right breast... but there weren't a lot of needles or tubes attached to me then. oh, you're really brave... oh, just the thought of lying down in a hospital bed scares me.. i hope and pray for your health and well-being...

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  9. Bless your heart, Kayni! Hope the results are better.

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  10. Jehan, Thank you. I don't like hospitals too and the smell of hospitals really doesn't agree with me. I'm hoping I won't have to do that again. I hope you're well.

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  11. I learned via twitter that you're not feeling well. Hang on, Kayni. We will be praying for your better health. I hope your mom had a nice celebration. Hugs for both of you.

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  12. Wow you are so brave, Kayni. I will pray that the results are favorable for your health so you don't have to go through that horrific procedure all over again. Stay strong and keep positive thoughts always.

    *hugs*

    Belated happy birthday to your dear Mom =)

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  13. I hope you are well now kayni...Hospital smells annoy me and i just don't like the sight of nurses and doctor wearing white in a hospital.

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  14. Wishes to your Mom and sorry you have to go through all the pain, but you seem very brave!

    Wishes for speedy recovery, My highest thoughts are with you, God bless!

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  15. Hello Kayni. Being a witness to a childhood friend fighting aplastic anemia, I know how painful it can get but she survived it. She's doing well now after the bone marrow translant years ago. I know you're a strong person. You'll get pass through it. :)

    Hugs!

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  16. Eden, Thank you. I hope the results are okay too.

    Wits, Thanks. Mom says thank you too. Hugs back.

    Daphne, Thank you. Prayers really help.

    Sheng, I know what you mean about hospital smells...lol. I don't like it too.

    Lene, Thank you for the encouragement. I know I will get better =).

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  17. Srivats, Thank you very much.

    I thank everyone for all the well wishes.

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  18. kayni, i'm praying for you!
    stay strong and keep the faith!

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  19. Your mom and my sister have the same birthday =)

    Hope everything goes well. Take care.

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  20. painful... I hope you'll get well sooner. Hate hospitals too. i try to avoid them as much as i can.

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  21. Josiet, Wow, your sis and my Mom are bday twins =).

    Giselle, Thank you.

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  22. Stay strong. Know that there are people who love you and want you back in the pink of health.

    I myself am staying strong for my grandfather who has been bedridden at the hospital for weeks now.

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  23. I can only imagine how hard and painful all this must be. My wife and I pray for courage so you can face all of this head on. We also pray for healing, that by the blood of Jesus you have been healed, and that this sickness will leave your body and restore you to good health.

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  24. awww...what a story! you were strong.. keep the mind strong, it will see you through. keep warm and well...

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  25. Hello Kayni! :) Hugs and Prayers! A Smile from Jam. Be strong! It must be very hard. Wew! You're doing great tho, I admire the strength... and where u pulling it. Hugs! Let me know what to pray in specific. I HEART KAYNI!

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  26. Hi Kayni, I've been out of touch for a while ... I'll be reading up about the anemia, but in the interim sending you lots of hugs & positive energy... Take care :) Hugs, xx

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  27. God bless you and may the new doctor help you to speed up the road to recovery

    hugs, tonis

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  28. Hope everything goes well.. keep fighting. I'll be praying...

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  29. if something like this ever happens to me (knock on wood), i hope i have half of your strength and resolution. i hate getting sick so hospitals and clinics always freak me out.

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