My physicians told me quite frankly that Ishould leant my circumstances in order to be allowed to, and they used the motto “We’ll discard some chemo at it, but we don’t expect it to work.” My name is Julie Gundlach. In 2006, Iwas diagnosed with malevolent mesothelioma caused by secondhandexposure to asbestos. My surgeries generally previous between 8 and 12 hours, during which they divide me from breastbone to pelvis, remove as muchtumor as they are unable, infuse me with a scorching chemotherapy soap for two hours, before they close me back up with 64 staples, and then allow me to recuperatein research hospitals for 10 days.I’ve done that six epoches. After researching how Icould have perhaps been exposed to asbestos, it became clear that it was allaround me. My father labor as a commercial-grade electrician, so as a union manin the markets, he most probably generated it home on his robes. My father would comehome from succeed, and I’d run up and grip him. He was covered in dust from aworksite. We didn’t know that, that included asbestos dust. When my motherwashed his clothes in the laundry room that redoubled as my playroom and shookout the dirt, she had no idea she was spreading asbestos fibers throughout ourhouse. The industry not having to label things, they had no idea there wasasbestos in our room, in all these commodities, and they had no idea that oneof those fibers could effect cancer in someone.I think what causes me tospeak out is that I want people to know, I want people to know that asbestosisn’t restricted, I want people to know that there’s still a risk out thereassociated with this, and it’s not being mitigated on a daily basis. We’re stillimporting asbestos today, it’s still in use. As long as we still use it, we’restill creating threat ..