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I spoke to Julie this afternoon for a good 45 minutes! It's SO good to hear her voice and hear that laugh of hers (even though she's trying hard NOT to laugh because it hurts.). She's doing well. Came back from a visit to the surgeon's today where she had 50 staples removed from her abdomen and 25 from her butt. And there are still more to be removed next week. So, you can understand why she's finding it very hard to sit in a chair for any longer than 5 minutes even with a throne of pillows. She's tried a donut pillow as well, but all that does is pull on everything as you can imagine.

She had asked a couple of times about the size of Marty but because of the problems she had with all the prep she had to take (she kept throwing it up), it was really hard to tell. The surgeon held it in his hand, the surgeon assistant told her today, but it was all covered in the gunk that the prep was supposed to get rid of, so she couldn't really tell the exact size. Julie says she will keep asking, but you know, that's a fact you need to know!

Her visit to the doc's today was a positive one, despite all the staple and stitch pulling. She's healing very nicely in spite of how it seems, and they now have a really good idea of what kind of cancer they're dealing with and can tailor her treatment to deal more efficiently with it.

I told her that everyone had sent their love and best wishes and she wanted me to tell you that she loves you all and appreciates all the good thoughts and healing vibes you're sending her way. She so wants to get back online and do all the things she loves to do, but it's going to be a little while still.

So keep her in your thoughts, and before long she'll be back among us. I'll keep you posted until then!

on 2009-08-14 03:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] screwthedaisies.livejournal.com
Thanks, Evaine! I'm glad to hear she's doing well and that they fiiiiinally have an idea of what kind of cancer it is! All those staples though...OUCH. It makes me hurt wince thinking about it.

on 2009-08-14 11:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] evaine.livejournal.com
I know, that's one fuckton of staples and stitches! And there's MORE to come out!

on 2009-08-14 10:05 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] silentinflames.livejournal.com
She's only at the beginning of a very long way (don't tell her ;)), but from what you tell it seems she's on a good way.

It's such a relief to hear she's in a good mood and that everything went so well, all things considered.

I can't even imagine how staples in your abdomen and butt must hurt. And here I was complaining about my achy boob when I didn't have to sit on it, lol.

She's still in my thoughts. Thanks for keeping us up to date, Ev. This must be quite hard for you too. :)

on 2009-08-14 11:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] evaine.livejournal.com
Julie's attitude is amazing. I'm so proud of her! (Not that I have the right, but you know what I mean.) The fact that stuff is actively being done has helped alot. She said she's stopped biting her nails since the operation - she had taken up the habit again after YEARS of not.

Thanks B, I do miss my best friend alot. We 'talked' every night on IM for at least a couple of hours, you know. And I worry, of course. I wish I just lived down the street, you know, so I could go over and help her out and stuff. But we email and there's always the phone - as much as both of us hate talking on it. *LOL*

She's a strong woman, our Julie, and if anyone can beat this shit, she can.

on 2009-08-15 09:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] madandy.livejournal.com
Thanks for keeping us updated, Ev! Pass on all our love and hugs from across the pond, will you?

And *hugs* for you too!

on 2009-08-16 04:10 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] arrys-girlie.livejournal.com
Thanks Ev - this made my night! Please continue to pass along our love and support, and in case we don't say it enough thanks so much for doing this for us!

on 2009-08-17 09:48 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sidewinder.livejournal.com
So glad to hear the updates. I can only cringe imagining what her recovery must be like - I know my abdominal surgery last year was peanuts in comparison and yet I cringe in extreme sympathy.


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