Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I had to wait until today to get the confirmation before I said anything but I now have that confirmation and we are so so so grateful!!!

Emily does not have Stage ll cancer!!!!!

Her doctor in Florida is foreign and has a different terminology than is common when interpreting pathology reports. I have also since found out that cervical cancer cannot be staged based on colposcopy ( you cannot imagine the research I've done!!). Anyway, the terminology used in a colposcopy path report is CIN l, CIN ll, and, CIN lll. Emily's doctor, when giving her the results told her that she had Phase ll cervical cancer. Everyone I was talking to here (KY), kept talking in terms of CIN. So, we asked to have her pathology report faxed to me and I checked with my neighbor who is a Nurse Practitioner/Midwife and does colposcopies herself. When I showed her the path report she said that it did NOT indicate cancer at all!!! What she has is precancerous and will require a LEEP procedure (done in the office!) and that is all that will be required. No hysterectomy, no surgery, NO CANCER!!!

It's been almost two weeks of hell. All for nothing, apparently. I can't really be mad about it because I'm too relieved and grateful.

Don't think that any of your prayers were wasted...they weren't. I literally felt prayer keeping me together and positive. I will never ever forget the support and love that came flowing to me and never could I tell you all how much I appreciate it. You ALL will remain in my prayers. You are all such wonderfully loving and giving people and I thank God that I am a part of such a community. Please, please always let me know when you need special prayers. Mine today are full of thanksgiving.

Bless you one and all.


Monica said...

What WONDERFUL news! I'm so relieved and grateful to read. Thank you for sharing and you are right the prayers were NOT wasted.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank the good Lord for his many blessings. Communication skills are so valuable. Too bad you all had to go through what you did all because of miscommunication.
Prayers are always good.
'On Ya'-ma

garnett109 said...

That is great news, now go slap the hell out of that doctor.

Janis said...

Praise God! What great news to start out a great year!

God Bless

Astaryth said...

I love starting the day with some GOOD news! And this is the best!!

Remo said...


Damn, we're good.

lisa jo said...

my heart feels true happiness for you and yours!!! Thank GOD!!!!!!!! HUGE hugs to you!

Cindi said...

....glad for the news....YIPPY YEAH

Sugar said...

Praise God!!!
such wonderful news.
i let those at the Call for Support blog know.
God bless...

Debbie said...

Melissa what a relief it is to hear this great news! It breaks my heart when anyone hears the word cancer as a diagnosis. I'm thankful for you that you are in the medical field and know what to ask and know the terms used. It takes a good listening ear or I should say several listening because it's hard to understand the foriegn doctors. I'm happy for all of you!

I see that somehow I've missed an entry going there now.


Anonymous said...

That is such wonderful news. I've had the LEEP procedure, and as long as she remains proactive in her health, she should be okay. I am so relieved for you both, I cannot stop smiling!

Answered prayers!

Chrissie said...

That is wonderful. I still believe God to be at work here and the prayers too.
So happy for you and your family.
Take care, Chrissie

Janie said...

Praise God! That is wonderful news. Will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Seems like when there are problems like this it draws us closer to the Lord... and to others. Love, hugs, and prayers, Janie

Hollie said...


I'm so sorry about all that you have gone through.....



Jeanne said...

I found your blog by way of Call for Support. I just went back and read alot of your previous entries and I feel like I have known you and your family forever. PRAISE THE LORD that your daughter is ok. That is the best news!!!

I will be back to visit you again. Please send me your email address. I would like to invite you to my Blog as well, but it's private and I will have to add you.


kbear's heart 2 said...

What a RELIEF i felt when reading this, but i know yours was much more profound. I'm ecstatic to hear this news. THANK GOD!!!...thanks for the update. sorry it's taken a day or so to get to this, but it's hectic where i am. i send much love & hugz~kbear

Lisa said...

Awwww that is the most wonderful news hon, I am so glad to hear that, praise God, The day after Christmas I recieved sad news about a friend of mine that she has stage 4 breast cancer, she is starting chemotherapy Friday, could you keep her in your prayers ? Thank you, Love and Hugs Lisa

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Whoo hoo, Melissa! My heart is singing along with yours...Big HUGS

Jeannette said...

That is great news. Praise the Lord.

Terri said...

Wonderful Wonderful news!!!

Thank the Lord above!!!



emmapeelDallas said...


Wow, that is the BEST news! I am SO happy for all of you! WOO HOO!



Michelle said...

OMG Melissa that is the best news I have heard in forever1!

I am so thrilled and estatic for you adn for your family!!!!

God bless you and Emily and her husband and your entire family!!!!

I'm sorry you had to go through that scare but wow - what a relief!!!

You are right - miracles do happen!!!

Love and lots of hugs!


Beth said...

Melissa, I am so happy to hear this. That is truly wonderful news!!!

Leslie said...

oh gosh melissa, That's wonderful news!!!!!! I am sooo happy for your family. I haven't sent you any pics in a while,, That's it ~ You are getting MAIL ~now! : )

Irish Gumbo said...

I haven't had a chance to get all the history here, but this is great news! Very happy for you.

And I want to thank you for the follow on Irish Gumbo, I am honored and delighted. Welcome!


Rose said...

God is so faithful! That is wonderful news!!!

PK said...

: )

Millie said...

..I've been MIA and hadn't read about your fantastic news until now...I am soooooo Happy for you - hearing that there is NO cancer brought a tear to my eye...one of happiness for you all.

Congratulations also on your miracle babe...wonderful to hear!

Hugs x