11 May – limbo, day 7

Welp, things seem to be heading in a positive direction once again. I finally had my bone marrow biopsy this morning after my blood work showed improvement in all areas. Dr Santiago actually did the biopsy and DAMN, he was good. There was almost no pain at all and the amount of blood that came from the biopsy site amounted to a small drop no more than a couple millimeters in diameter. I’ve had biopsies that bled like mad, staining clothing and bedsheets, but this was nothing like that. The most amazing bit is that the bloodiest and most painful biopsies were done at the hospital, where CT scan machines were used to find the “optimal” site for the injections and samples, but my doc just used his knowledge of anatomy, his fingers and his experience to locate the perfect spot on the iliac crest of my right pelvic bone. Nailed it. Incredible. Now we wait for the results to come in. Fingers crossed and many prayers that my bone marrow is once again free from little mutant marauders!🙏🏻🙏🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Not much else to report, other than Basil is once again doing dinner (mushroom risotto and an arugula salad. YUM). Tomorrow night will be The Great Experiment, when I’ll be serving the soup dumplings for us and spring rolls for Basil (the pork filling won’t pass muster for a vegetarian). At some point I’m going to have to come up with a veggie version, which shouldn’t be too difficult, but for now I’m sticking with the recipe I have.