Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009 - Results

Your encouragement has been so humbling to us. Thank you again for lifting us up and sharing this with us.

The results from Kelley's tests are back and have confirmed the doctor's initial assessment. The cancer in Kelley's body is isolated to a small section of her cervix and has not spread to other organs or lymph nodes. Her chest X-ray revealed that her lungs are also clear and cancer-free. Given the type of cancer she has, though, the procedure that would provide the greatest chance of removing all of it remains the radical hysterectomy. This is the route we are taking as advised by the oncologist.

It is worth noting how God has provided for us in such a short time. As I mentioned yesterday, it is difficult to convey all of it in a concise manner that makes sense, but I feel obligated to share it in some fashion for the sake of God's glory.

Kelley's original Pap smear several weeks ago showed no pre-cancer cells at all. The report was simply "abnormal." In fact, the level of "abnormal" was so low that standard procedure would dictate that Kelley should have been told to go home, enjoy the holidays, and come back in February. Had that happened, we would be facing something very different. Instead, Kelley's gynecologist called her back in for a biopsy. This sample is what revealed the cancer that has attacked her body.

Upon receiving this news, we were struggling to get an appointment with the oncologist. Due to a cancellation, however, we were able to see the doctor, get these tests run, and have the answers reported above in about 48 hours. The nurse is amazed at how this was discovered, diagnosed, and action taken so quickly. We are amazed and greatly humbled by His provision.

It has been our joy to give thanks to Him for providing these avenues for treatment and for His peace. We would continue to covet your prayers for our family and ask that you give thanks as well to God Who proves Himself so faithful.


  1. Kelley and Michael, I can only imagine what you are going through right now. But in my spirit I know that everything is going to be okay...GOD is in control. I pray that God will give you peace and that you will find comfort in knowing that your church family is walking with you. I'm down the road and I can be there at any moments notice.
    Praying for you...Lisa P.

  2. Praying for you both and thankful for God's provision of orchestrating events w/ drs. and others to get on this as quickly as possible. Praying for God to continue to reveal Himself to you both and for a complete and cancer-free life for you guys.

  3. Michael, We will be praying for you and Kelly. I will let the prayer warriors at Metairie know of the situation.
    Tim Doskey and family