Thursday, 13 February 2014

Another Bone Marrow Test

Today a bone marrow test was done. This is the second test Min Ser has had post transplant. As usual, we checked into the day care ward at Level 3, and waited for the sample to be taken.

Three other patients were there for the same procedure, but curiously, we noticed that if not requested to be put under, the doctor will only use local anaesthetic. It was so pitiful to hear some of the patients in so much pain during the procedure!

When it was Min Ser's turns he definitely asked to be have general anaesthetic. We never knew it had to be requested, as he never did. Thank goodness he didn't have to suffer like the other patient.

One hour after the procedure he was ok to get up albeit a little drowsy. We had lunch and then waited to see the doctor to prescribe more medication and to head back home. Everything went smoothly today, and that's a good thing.

By the way, for those following this blog, you will realise that I have been updating this blog less frequently as Min Ser slowly recovers. This blog was initiated with the intent to update concerned ones on Min Ser's condition. If you are interested to read my other musings less hospital related, do feel free to follow my postings here.


  1. Thanks for keeping us updated through the blog. I usually read via emails since I am the subscriber, but I notice the email notification is usually late by 1 -2 weeks.

  2. Hi Xin Rong, sorry, actually it's me who is late. When I post late, I'll usually back date the post to the date of the event. Thanks for following the updates!