Update on my health

Dear Family and Friends,

Let me just tell all that God is in Control and I rest along with my family in His arms right now. . . I praise Him, for He has known of this day and the results long before I knew. He also knows what each coming day will bring. Here is where I find my comfort . . . .

We did find out that I do have CANCER.! The past 11 days it has felt as if my home has come to a compleat stop, as we have waited and prayed for the results. The cancer I have is called Adenocarcinoma Cervical Cancer.

Here is your science lesson for the day :)

Invasive cervical cancer accounts for six percent of all cancers that afflict women in the United States. About 16,000 cases of invasive carcinoma of the cervix are diagnosed in the United States each year . Over 90 percent of cervical carcinomas start in the surface cells lining the cervix and are called squamous cell carcinoma. About 5 to 9 percent start in glandular tissue (adenocarcinoma). Adenocarcinomas are more difficult to diagnose, but they are treated the same way as squamous cell carcinomas and the survival rate, stage for stage, is similar.

There are several types of adenocarcinoma. About 60 percent are the endocervical cell type, 10 percent each are of endometrioid and clear cell carcinomas, and 20 percent are adenosquamous carcinoma. The pathologist confirmed that the cancer was through the whole tissue sample he had and has sent the tissue sample to another pathalogist who speciality is Adenocarcinoma Cervical Cancer. We should know the results on Friday.

Doctor Sinclair believes that I am in late stage IB or stage IIA. Both of these have a 95% survival rate. She has refer me to Dr.Jacqueline C. Castagno, Gynecologic Oncology. Where we will most likely have a CT scan done and then decide what our next step will be. Dr. Sinclair has order me to continue to take it easy right now. Let Tom do most of the running around and for me to rest as I continue to recover from this past surgery.

What we need most right now is your prayers. . .

Please pray that Dr. Castagno can get me in as soon as possible.

Please pray that when I do have the CT scan it is clear in showing all areas that are infective with the cancer.

Please pray for Dr. Castagno as she reviews the results and guides us on the right path in treating/ removing the cancer.

When we know more . . . We are going to need help and we will let you know when that time comes. We love you all so much and thank you for your support over the past few weeks.

In HIS mighty Love,


Lori said...

I am praying for you and the family. {{BIG HUGS}} Please let me know how I can help and what you need.

devildogwife said...

I will be praying for you and your family. (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you and your family. I will add you to my prayer page on my blog.

Praying for His healing touch,

Rhonda said...

Trina: I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. You have been in my thoughts and prayers so much.
I am so happy that you have such peace of mind and I know that that comes from the Lord.
I truly believe that you will recover and be well but I know that you have a long road ahead of you. You know that you are not alone in this journey.
I am sending you my love and prayers!

He And Me + 3 said...

I was just praying for you last night. I will continue to do so. May God give you peace and may you grow that much closer to Him during this time.

Speaking from the Heart said...


I will continue to pray for you and your family. May you continue to find peace in our Father's arms.


Robyn Joseph said...

Dear Trina,
I am so very sorry to hear about your test results. We will continue to lift you up in prayer for the Lord to completely heal you. May the Lord in His infinite wisdom continue to cover you and your family with His peace and love as well. Whenever you need us, we are here for you. Hold fast to the words in Jeremiah, "For I know the plans I have for you. Plans not to harm you but to prosper you, plans to give you a hope and a future." We love you in the Lord Jesus and pray that by His precious blood and His stripes He will heal you. I also pray that He continues to minister to you and give you strength (that he clearly is doing) as you walk through this together.
Love ,hugs, and prayers to you and your family,
Robyn Joseph

Lisawa said...

Trina... This is my first time to your blog... I was over at my blog friend Rhonda’s (blog) checking in and saw her post about her blog friend Trina...

Im so sorry to hear of your results, I dont know what we would do w/o our Jesus... but He is with you and your family... and I will pray for you and your family as well.

I hope you are able to get needed rest, not just physically but spiritually too...

Lifting you up in prayer,


Shaundra Hall said...

The National Cervical Cancer / HPV Cancer Coalition is so sorry to hear of your recent cervical cancer diagnosis but would like you to know we are here to help. We would love for you to come and visit our website and find additional information and support in our online community by speaking to other survivors. Please join us at www.nccc-online.org.
Hugs -
Shaundra Hall
Director, Southwest U.S. Region
National Cervical Cancer / HPV Cancer Coaltion


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