Monday, March 09, 2009
Update on Paige's mole!
Paige's surgeon called me at work yesterday, on a Sunday. At first I thought he was calling about a patient, but the secretary told me he had asked for me by first and last name. So then I was a bit worried, why would this busy Surgeon call me personally on a Sunday afternoon? Anyway, Dr. Savage told me that he had been out of the office for a few weeks, and was spending the afternoon in his office working on paperwork. He had received Paige's pathology report from the lab in New York, and he called me at work to let me know that the reports came back absolutely and 100 % negative! I was very thrilled to know that they were able to exclude melenoma completely, I knew that it was a possibility that they wouldn't be able to. Paige's regular physician had attempted to "shave" the mole off in September, which had somehow causes the cells in the sample to appear different than they actually were. I am no chemist, so I don't know how this works, but apparently the mole is just a regular "congenital nevus" after all! I was also touched that Dr. Savage would hunt me down on a Sunday afternoon to keep me informed. He could have easily sent a letter, had his nurse call later this week, or even leave a message on my personal phone. This report is a huge blessing to us, and I appreciate all prayers for a good outcome for Paige!