It had been a while since DH had had a bone marrow aspiration, and he was definitely NOT looking forward to this procedure, particularly at eight o’clock in the morning!
But as it turned out, they now give a light anesthetic along with the site-injected “novacaine”-type numbing agent. That made all the difference in the world in the discomfort involved in the procedure, and made for a lot of laughs as he came out from under the sedative.
He’s a fun guy, and provided a lot of amusement to the roomful of people gathered there. Not everyone participated, but there were eight people in the room, including the patient and the photographer!
Pictured are the oncologist doing the procedure and the anesthetist that administered the anesthetic and provided a lovely environment for a successful aspiration.