Secondhand Exposure to Asbestos Led to Six Surgeries

My doctors told me quite frankly that Ishould gave my affairs in order to be allowed to, and “theyre using” the phrase “We’ll shy 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 lasts 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 hot chemotherapy laundry for two hours, before they close me back up with 64 staples, and then allow me to recuperatein the hospital for 10 days.I’ve done that six times. After researching how Icould have maybe been exposed to asbestos, it became clear that it was allaround me. My father drove as a commercial electrician, so as a union manin the trades, he most likely brought it dwelling on his invests. My father would comehome from task, and I’d run up and hug 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 double-faced as my playroom and shookout the junk, 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 live, in all these produces, and they had no idea that oneof those fibers could cause cancer in someone. I think what motivates me tospeak out is that I want people to know, I want people to know that asbestosisn’t banned, 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 ..

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