Having reached the big milestone of 100 days the medical team line you up for a range of tests including a lung function test and a bone marrow biopsy.
These were completed today. They also included a fasting blood test (about 12 different tubes of blood) which was completed first up in the pathology section of RMH today. I got there early (they open at 8.30am) only to find about 10 people had queued up already for their fasting tests – not to worry that only added an extra half hour to the wait.
This put me about half an hour late for my bone marrow biopsy but being ‘hospital time; no one seemed to mind – it all just rolls along.
When they do a bone marrow biopsy they are looking to take some fluid and a small sample of marrow from the hip bone. The procedure takes around 30 minutes and requires a small amount of sedation.
The results will not be available for about 2 weeks so we will have to wait and see.
The dental check-up and lung function test went well on Monday and show at this stage everything seems to be OK.
Monday was a special day for Jan and I as we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Let’s hope there is another 30 to come!