I had a bone marrow biopsy in August.
I am two years out of treatment....lumpectomy followed by radiation. I was ER+ and am in a clinical trial (either Tamoxifen or Anastrozole).
My counts continued to fall even two years out of treatment. I was very anemic.
My onc wanted to do the bone marrow biopsy to get a better idea of what was going on with the blood count.
The bone marrow biopsy was not painful. My onc put a huge ice pack on the area, started an IV and gave me strong pain and relaxation meds before the procedure. Please ask your onc, or whoever does the biopsy, to make sure you get enough meds before the procedure. My onc doesn’t believe in putting his patients through any unnecessary pain.
It took a few weeks to get all the result back. There was nothing found to be alarmed about. I see my onc next month and want to review all result with him.
I did switch my vitamins to one that has Iron. I am post menopausal and the vitamin I was taking did not have enough iron. I am also guilty of not eating when I am upset…….well, this journey is unsettling. I am trying to force myself to eat.
Our bodies go through so much in this cancer journey. I think it takes a while for out bodies to re-adjust.
Good luck, and please let me know if I can be of any more help.
Edge will probably have some technical information for you. He is wonderful and helps us so much.