I was diagnosed with CML last Tuesday as previously mentioned. The Bone Marrow Biopsy is in a couple hours from now without anesthesia.
When I mentioned this to facebook friends I got a two to one "vote" against it. Four people said don't do it without anesthesia because they had a friend who said so. Two said it was not that bad because that is was their experience through with their ALL (a different type of Leukemia than I have, more severe).
I got another opinion from a young man in my autobiography writing class who has seven years survival with ALL. He said his first bone marrow biopsy was done without anesthetic when he was a teen and "that it must have been okay" because he doesn't even remember it. Later ones he had were with anesthetic. He doesn't know why.
So, here I go. Hope I won't be sorry that I'm doing this without anesthetic.