Help with my iCloud storage problem? Weird issue.

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I read the manual and did everything (to my knowledge) and spent 2 days researching this but cannot locate an answer. I sure hope it is something that is right in front of me that I am missing somehow!  Please see if you can help me. I am the only MAC user in the family, so I have nobody to ask. Thanks.
Ok, I personally have an iPhone, and iPad2 and iPad4 all on my same Apple ID. (that is what you are to do, right? that way your apps purchased can be shared on all those devices and you don't have to purchase new, right?) (The iPod just croaked w/ white screen.)
Ok, just this Friday 2/8, my iCloud told me the "cloud is full" to manage it.  Ok, so I go to manage it, but everything I do I notice does ZERO to release the space.  I worked two days releasing tons of space and nada. The icloud didn't move from full position. I did turn on and off my devices. I signed out of the iMac cloud.
I see this:
On my iPad (etc):
TTL Storage 5.0GB
AVAIL 281mb
So I go to "manage"....
for "Docs and Data" it ONLY shows 2 apps I never use (I do use notebook apps but nothing else shows here but these two apps):
Writers App 12.5kb
Tweed 0.1kb (since deleted so it only shows the first)
Then, below that it shows (in my opinion the culprit!):
Soooo, I went to iCloud on my iPad and iMac (took turns) and DELETED IT ALL TO ZERO. Zero in inbox. Zero in sent. Zero in Trash. It is a hollow trash can!
I signed out of the iMac icloud.
I come back and my "manage" area looks EXACTLY the same as stated above.  The mail still shows at 4.7GB.  It did not drop!!!  I had other "accounts" of emails originally on my iPad to check, as it is a big convenience to go to mail and choose the account and it is right there, but I deleted ALL those as well. THE ONLY mail program I have on my iOs is iCloud.  Even on my iMac, I turned it off.
I have NO iWork.  DIdn't purchase that yet.
I have a lot of APPS and at one time under "manage" it LISTED all the apps and I could turn them "on" or "off" for icloud storage.  I turned camera OFF and most all apps EXCEPT notebooks like Noteability, Evernote.  NOW, after deleting all my icloud email, I do NOT see them nor the option to "bring them into the cloud or delete them from iCloud useage" ONLY will show Writers App and Tweed (never use them). Not sure where that list went!!
Is there some kind of GLITCH that I am experiencing?  I want my icloud experience.  Is there something I am overlooking?
At one point I changed the settings to back up NOTHING and that FULL icloud did NOT change! And, it still showed the same thing as stated above with mail at 4.7GB.  Also, at one point I did ONE (count 'em) icloud back up on my new iPad4 and I DELETED that since I saw this issue as well. (Plugged into my iMac and used iTunes instead).
Also, when I sign in on my iMac and in Sys Pref go to iCloud....I see this:
It has on left this wording: "icloud account (button) and sign out (button)"
on right: (on icon below another it reads:)
mail, ctc, calendar, bookmarks, photostream, docs & data (off), back to mac(off), and find mac.
And, to far left bottom "manage" when I GO THERE, it ONLY shows this:
Mail 4.7GB (grrrr lol) <---there is nothing in the email box/any of them.
that writing app mentioned above at 12.5kb
Backup O
There are NO apps shown at all (and I do have plenty on my iMac as well).
I really want to have the cloud experience again (a person has told me I have it, but what I am saying is for it to work flawlessly as it has been for me, actually working ...being able to email and recv/read emails (bouncing now)...backup IF DESIRED (no chance now as it says it is FULL)...etc.
Is this some virus-y thing or glitch or am I overlooking something?
I would appreciate your help so very much.

WOW!  ***** NEVEMIND *****
Thanks, I am happy to report my iPad is fixed but have to share with you what happened:
I just went to Mass and prayed at Mass for guidance to help find the solution as I am sincerely looking hard and don't have the time (I know, who does, right?).  I prayed that if I couldn't find the issue that someone here would be guided to see this and assist me.
Well, after I get home and feed the family, I go online again to look at my iCloud email box on my iMac and just keep looking...yes, it is completely white and clear. I see nothing that can be "MAIL" of 4.7MB.  So, then, I turned on my iPad once more just thinking I may have to give up on this and just live w/o it. I re-cheked my AVAILABLE storage for the last time and it was at 5.0!!! I was like "WTH?!!" Then, I re-opened my iCloud email on my iMac and it was still blank but just then my iPad AVAIL (storage) dropped to 4.9GB.
So, as it is now, I have 4.9GB available for icloud storage. OUT OF THE BLUE after so many many hours and all nighters for two days. I'm beat.
It seems in this case perhaps it was some weird odd GLITCH??  That the email deleted and space opened only showed up NOW (ie: a big delay from when I cleared it out yesterday night...about 24hours)???
I will leave this here in case:  anyone at Apple sees that there is a problem with this and they are looking for other reported cases...they can update their manuals or update how their product reacts (more real time) OR if someone out there has had similar issues.
Do all you can and refer to the official Apple iPad manual that is located in your reader.(or here: and
also this Complete iCloud Guide is a good read: then search the forums and pray. ;-)
I personally think my situation was a delay type glitch where I deleted the over-load and then when I corrected everything, it didn't click in till about 24 hours maybe after you did everything you can, wait 24 hours and see if it self corrects to the right storage amount?  Just putting it out there in case anyone experiences anything like this as it perplexes you when you seem to be following all the "rules".

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