Thursday, March 18, 2010


Natalie is my sister and best friend. She always has been and always will be. She is always there to listen , give support, scrapbook with me, run to the grocery store with me at midnight... anything and everything... she is always there. She truly is my best friend.
Earlier this year, she was diagnosed with having pre-cancerous cells on her cervix and uterus. We had to wait for blood tests and biopsy procedures before anything could be done. After nearly 2 months of waiting she finally had her surgery on Tuesday. The doctors went in and removed half of her cervix and scraped off all of the cancer and pre-cancerous cells on her uterus. The surgery was successful and thankfully didn't take very long. She has been home for the week recovering and should be back to normal next week.
Over the 2 next years she'll have multiple check-ups and hopefully no more surgeries. And the doctors are pretty sure she'll still be able to have children. I am just so thankful that the problem was caught in time. If she had waited even a month longer then the cells would have all been cancer and she might not have had any chance at having kids. I am so happy to have my sister around for a long time and maybe one day become an aunt. I love you Nat Nat!

Did you know every 47 minutes, another woman in the United States is diagnosed with cervical cancer? HELP PREVENT


  1. Rachel-That is great that they caught it in time! It sounds like she is going to be okay! That is great!!!

  2. Wow! That is so scary! I'm glad she is okay! I hope she continues to do well!

  3. I'm glad that everything went well. I hope that she recovers fast and continues to stay healthy. She is very lucky to have you and Codee for support!

  4. Scary....I actually had the same thing right before you and Codee started dating. Thank goodness my "pre-cancerous" cells had not progressed far enough to need surgery. But I did not like getting the phone call and hearing the word "cancer"...seriously, find another word to use because I was a wreck! I also was not a fan of the doctor appointments and tests that had to be done ever two months for over a year. Ugh. I'm glad they caught it in time for your sister though. That is such a scary thing to go through :(