Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

Remember when your mama would take you to get ice cream or some other treat after a trip to the Doctor?

Well, I’m a grownup now and I’ve been to so many doctors and had so many test procedures the past couple of years that I would always just be glad to get home and rest.

But let me tell you, Wednesday I had a bone marrow biopsy. If you don’t know what that is I’ll tell you. They punch a hole in your skin and drill thru the hole and punch into you hip bone to extract a sample of your bone marrow for testing.

The worst part was the 2 hour wait in day surgery before and the 2 hour wait after the procedure because they want to watch you.

They said they gave me a sedative that would make me sleepy. It didn’t. By the time I got out of there I was starving and decided I deserved that treat. This was as bad as those shots as a child.

So I broke my dietary restrictions (allergic to dairy) and my adorable hubby took me to the Dairy Queen and got me tacos and a Chocolate Milkshake. First one in nearly 2 years.

Back to the sedative. We used to have an old time dentist who would shoot you with the novocaine then do the procedure. It would kick in about the time you got to the car to go home. Darrell always called it Parking Lot Anesthesia.

Well, that sedative they gave me was parking lot sedative cause when I got home I took a 2 hour nap.

But if this procedure gives us some results and answers it will have all been worth it.

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