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Posted 2018-05-23T13:19:19Z

..... and think again!

Hi all,

Well, the journey continues.  Last week I was hospitalized again, this time for the pulmonary embolisms.  My symptoms worsened so my doctor admitted me to the hospital in order to get on a Heparin drip and to be watched.  I was admitted last Wednesday and discharged on Saturday (yes, I had to watch the royal wedding from my hospital bed).  They also discovered I have a clot in my left leg.  Now my surgeon is saying that I should have a temporary IVC block inserted just in case the clot decides to travel to my lungs.  So next steps are to see her in the next week or two for another CT scan (I haven’t had one since before surgery) and to discuss this.  This new development will also delay my final surgery (reversal of my Ileostomy). But there is a silver lining .... my doctor says I am done chemotherapy and can forgo the last 2 treatments.  Yeah!  I’m so happy about that.  Now I can begin to feel better and slowly get my strength back.  I guess now that I’m done with the chemo treatments, I’m officially a SURVIVOR!  I’m ready to put this journey behind me!

Sunday was the “Below the Belt” gynecological cancer walk/race.  I went to the event but didn’t walk, but I wanted to be there for my team who was supporting me.  It was great to see all the survivors and their teams there.  Here are a few pictures!

Thanks to all of you who continue to support me!  I can’t say enough how much that has helped me get through all of this!

Love, Julie 


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Comments (10)

  • Brad Prizer
    Brad Prizer

    You've been a warrior and now you're a survivor! We'll continue praying!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Noelle Lumpkin
    Noelle Lumpkin

    Julie thank you for the updates.....Your amazing courage, strength and perseverance is a true inspiration..... Godspeed a healthy recovery in your next leg of a new journey!!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Lynn Macadangdang
    Lynn Macadangdang

    Hi Julie....I'm sorry I couldn't be there for the walk/race but the picture of the team is great! I'm sorry to hear about this setback with the blood clot but keep trusting in the Lord and His healing and timing. You are so positive and upbeat, which is so important to your overall health! Praise God that you are a SURVIVOR!! Love you lots.....xoxoxoxox

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Diane Machen
    Diane Machen

    Just prayed for you! 😉🙏

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Patricia Riley
    Patricia Riley

    Continued prayers for you. Hopefully this is the last hurtle and you will soon be back on top. Hugs and love coming your way. ~p

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jill Mikros
    Jill Mikros

    So glad to hear the word “survivor.” Be strong for the last leg of this race.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Valerie Sikora
    Valerie Sikora

    Julie, Stay strong and so happy you are a SURVIVOR!! You are always in my prayers. Keep going with your warrior way!

    2 years ago · Reply
    • Bill Thomas
      Bill Thomas

      Keep fighting Julie Your a true warrior and a great inspiration to all

      2 years ago · Reply
  • Debbie Cardwell
    Debbie Cardwell

    Congratulations on your new status of SURVIVOR! Way to go, Julie! These other things will come together! Yout doc's are on top of things!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Cynthia sokolow
    Cynthia sokolow

    Whew! We are thinking of you and wishing this will all be in the past ASAP so that you can get your strength back and feel a whole lot better Love, Candy

    2 years ago · Reply