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I Have To Have Sinus Surgery


Rhett and Reina are really upset that they haven’t made a cameo on the blog lately!  So to lighten the mood with the heavy news I have to share, I thought I’d let them spread a little cheer first!


   Those are some pretty ridiculous “serious” faces….

         Doesn’t that make you feel better?

They certainly make me feel better… or at least keep me busy and entertained!

But I digress, I have a problem with avoiding serious subjects.

Since I have been off work, I have been trying to get healthy and get my voice back.  



The voice problem is the main reason keeping me off the air, but the doctors have also been trying to get to the bottom of what has been triggering the overall health problems in the first place.  They want to know why I keep getting so sick for such long periods at a time, so we can try to keep it from happening again.  I’ve been going to a ridiculous amount of appointments and had all sorts of tests run.

Most of my tests have been ruling out more serious problems (YAY!), but my sinus CAT scan came back with some issues that couldn’t be ignored. 

My Ear, Nose and Throat doctor showed me on my scans how my sinus cavities are more than three quarters blocked with infected and damaged tissue.  He also showed me how the sinuses between my eyes and nose are blocked.  On top of that, I have a severely deviated septum.  He said I have bad, chronically infected sinuses that have probably just been getting worse over the course of many years.  He thinks that in between these bouts of acute illness that have been knocking me down so badly, I have never actually been getting completely better.  Basically, I’ve been sick constantly and fighting for years.  He said “medication” options were not working and my best option to actually get completely better and stay better is sinus surgery.


My ENT doctor is awesome though and knows how badly I want to get back to my job, so he immediately went to work putting a rush on the surgery.  I will have sinus surgery next Tuesday to clear out my gunky, messed up head.

I’m dreading it, but I am hopeful that this surgery is the answer we have been looking for.  I have not felt like myself in a long time and this helps explain why. I know it will be a rough recovery in the short term, but in the long term I should feel so much better.

The doctor was quick to point out that I will still have allergies, asthma and voice problems… but without the major trigger that has been sending me downhill so often, so quickly, the doctor says I will have far fewer sick days.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

So, you may have guessed, this means I will be off of the air for a little while longer.  I’m not exactly sure how long because no one is confident how the surgery will temporarily impact my voice.  I have a goal date in mind, but I’m going to do what the doctors say and remember that I can’t 100% control this situation.

I am under strict orders from my Speech Pathologist to be on complete vocal rest (AGAIN!) immediately after the surgery until the initial swelling and pain goes down.  As soon as the swelling goes down, I will start meeting with her again to continue to build the strength in my voice to get back to work as soon as medically possible.  She has helped me so much and my voice is doing much better.

I have some challenges and rough days ahead, but I feel like there is finally a plan and some answers to my health problems. I can handle this.  I’m tougher than I look and I will be strong to get through this.

Thank you all for the outpouring of love, support and prayers during this rough time in my life.  I am so lucky to have so many people who care.  You are all amazing

By | 2017-09-13T08:12:02-04:00 March 22nd, 2013|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts, Rhett|118 Comments


  1. […] I know I’m not alone.  Whether it’s getting sick, getting a running injury, having surgery or breaking an elbow every runner seems to face times where a doctor orders them to put up the […]

  2. […] Thursday.  It was the kind of sick that would have knocked me out for two plus weeks before sinus surgery.  I wasn’t sure what would happen and if I would get better quickly or stay sick for weeks, […]

  3. […] big running comeback after surgery has been hard.  It’s amazing how quickly and dramatically I lost my running endurance.  The […]

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  5. […] I’m in my normal routine, It’s something I do at least three time a week.  But since I had surgery in late March, my life and especially my workout routine has been anything but […]

  6. […] plane tickets and hotels booked and paid for long before I got so sick in February and we found out I had to have surgery.  So even though the timing was bad (bad for work and me still not being 100%), we decided to just […]

  7. […] HERE, HERE & HERE are some posts I wrote during the sinus surgery process. […]

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  12. Rick Hill March 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm - Reply


    So sorry to not see pictures of Rhett and Rhena. We will be praying for you! You have many fiends in WNC who are missing you! We can’t wait to see you back on the air! And don’t forget….August 21, 2017….midnight at noon….darness over America…Oregon to the Carolinas…we want you to be part of it!…meanwhil;e, get well!

  13. John Whittemore March 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Good luck tomorrow.Everyone here down in Marion is thinking of you and are looking forward to you getting back on the air. Don’t skimp on the rehab. That’s always as important as the surgery itself.

  14. […] WLOSer Julie Wunder has been struggling with a difficult illness that has harmed her voice. That has kept her off the air for several weeks over the past couple of years. Now Wunder, in a recent blog post, says her return will be delayed even longer as she prepares for sinus surgery. […]

  15. Brenda Wiggins March 25, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I have been worried about you wondering if you were sick or on vacation. We are praying for your recovery. I know what you are going through. I was put in the hospital 3 different times for 7 days each time and had my head washed out. I was on allergy shots for 20 years. I still have problems but not as bad.

    Hurry and get well, we miss seeing you.

  16. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking March 25, 2013 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Sending prayers your way sweet Julie. Hope you’re soon on the mend. 🙂

  17. andrea March 24, 2013 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Best of luck, julie! Just like you said – there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! I’ll be sending happy thoughts your way! Hugs!

  18. LINDA WILLIAMS March 24, 2013 at 1:36 am - Reply


  19. Michael Qualls March 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, I know you will pull through this with flying colors, Besides we have to get Jay out of there with his bad forecast, lol. Good luck and hope to see you soon on t v.

  20. tommy hicks March 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    julie , with muscular dystrophy i have a helper/attendent ; john carson . if he is not your biggest fan i’d like to know who is !! it is a bad start of the morning when he sees you are not there . but he will be very happy when i tell him your surgery tuesday is your fastest and best bet for a television return !! good luck , our prayers are with you . tommy hicks , forest city

  21. Ray Stewart March 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Sure hope everything goes well on Tuesday. Just follow the Doctors instructions, and have a speedy recovery. You are part of our News tradition, and we miss you very much.

  22. June Frady March 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Dear Julie: We sure have missed you and thank you for letting everyone know why we haven’t seen you on the air. You bring a light to the broadcast that just isn’t there when you aren’t.
    So sorry you are going through this, and wishing you all the best, and looking forward to seeing you on the air when you are better. Take good care, and continue to do what the
    Dr. says. God Bless, The Fradys

  23. Debbie Reece Palmer March 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Julie. I have missed you on the morning news. Jay and Holly are amazing but it’s just not the same without you. I will be praying that this procedure will correct your medical issues and for a speedy recovery.

  24. Debbie K March 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Glad that you will get your sinus issue addressed. My husband had the same surgery several years ago and it went very well so embrace it as you will feel so much better. Prayers for your speedy recovery. Looking forward to seeing you on the news again real soon.

  25. Gail Brookshire March 23, 2013 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Praying for you during your surgery, and praying this will be the healing answer you need. Praying you feel God’s personal embrace through it all. God loves you 🙂

  26. Flo March 23, 2013 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Sure have missed you on the morning news. I keep trying to find out where you are so was glad to see this on Facebook tonight. I will be praying that your surgery goes well and that you recover quickly so you can get back to work and running. Just know that you have been missed! Get well soon!

  27. Sheila Riddle March 23, 2013 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Hi Julie my husband and I have been worried about you we thought you had left News 13. We are so sorry what you have been having to deal with. My husband Frank had the same surgery in December and yes your right it is painful for a little while but he is doing so much better now and he is glad he had it done. We will be praying for you hope to see you back on the news before long, take care and God Bless you thoughts and prayers going up the Riddle family.

  28. Eileen Bouressa March 23, 2013 at 3:21 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry you are going through this, but I’m thrilled they are handling it once and or all. We all miss you. Let me know if you want more cuddly fun. I have a 9-week old miniature dachshund/peekaboo foster named Bella and I’ll be happy to bring over some big wet kisses. She still has puppy breath. Why does something so stinky to others smell so darn good to me? Please let me know anything you need. We worry about you but have every faith that you’ll be better than new soon. Hugs, Eileen

  29. Angela Beattie March 23, 2013 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Hi Julie…Just wanted to let you know everyone at my work has been asking about you. Everybody misses you on the morning team! We’ll say prayers for you that you will get better soon and your surgery will heal you. Look forward to seeing you back soon.

  30. Annette March 23, 2013 at 2:25 am - Reply

    I was so much better after I had sinus surgery almost 12 years ago.. There was a recovery period of about three weeks. After that and an initial course or two of antibiotics to get me absolutely infection free, I got better and it was amazing. I even got over a coarse voice I had had for a while.
    Iam not saying it was fun, but tolerable with just outpatient surgery.
    Good luck and God bless. Looking forward to you being on the air again.
    Give it some time and you will better than new.

  31. Jan March 23, 2013 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Hi Julie,
    I have been given the task of locating you because my Mom is genuinely concerned about your absence from the morning crew. I have not had very much success till I saw the fb post tonight. I will show your lovely picture and read the news of your upcoming surgery. Any surgery can be frightening but here in Asheville we are fortunate to have, top trained physicians,compassionate medical personnel and excellent facilities. We will also hold you up in prayer and look forward to your TV return.
    Kindest regards,

  32. Kristi Bartlett March 23, 2013 at 1:45 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear you have to have surgery, but so happy to know that once you get it behind you that things will start getting better for you as long as you listen to your doctors.You are tough, I Agree & I know you can do this.WE all miss your smiling face, but I agree with everyoneelse don’t rush back to work..trust me, I Learned the hard way because I’ve had health issues myself & returned to work to quickly on more than one occasion, & it made things harder on me in the longrun.I’m actually out on leave right now & have to go soon to Wake Forest for some tests.Please know I’m praying for you & please do the same for me.Its always nice to see your notes on facebook.Get Well Soon Jewels!!

  33. Marie Gunter March 23, 2013 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Julie, praying daily for you. Also, praying for your physician….hang tight. You will be back at work and feeling well again soon. Miss you

  34. Kristi Bartlett March 23, 2013 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Hi Jewels…Its so good to get to hear from you & be able to write to you, it makes me feel like You’re already back.So sorry to hear you have to have surgery.I know you are tough & can do this though!! You are very missed, but I’m sure everyone will agree your health is the most important & we all want you to take care of yourself & not rush back until you’re totally better…Trust me, I’ve had health issues & rushed back to work more than once, & it ended up causing me worse problems in the longrun.I had to go back out of work right now too.Feel free to email me & we can play some games or talk by typing on computer while you’re recovering & myself as well.Please know you’re in my prayers & will remain to be!I do miss your smiling face every morning!! Always happy to see you notes & weather on facebook.Get well soon!! 🙂

  35. jennifer March 23, 2013 at 1:11 am - Reply

    I too have had to have sinus surgery! It is not a fun recovery at all, and believe me when the doctor tells you that you will feel tired for days/weeks just by walking across the living room, that is no joke, you feel so exhausted but that does eventually go away. I hope and pray you do well with your recovery and are able to go back to work soon. I miss you giving the weather! Jay is good but he does better reporting the news, besides it is time for you and holly to do something good to Jay! lol

  36. Margie March 23, 2013 at 12:50 am - Reply

    I had that surgery back in 1997, It is not that bad. I wish you the best and get well and be back on the news.

  37. Shirley Deters March 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Been missing you – wish you a speedy recovery.

  38. gary brown March 22, 2013 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    praying that all goes well for you and will soon be back

  39. Teresa Freeman March 22, 2013 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Please know that I completely understand how hard it is to be sick for so long. I have had many chronic illnesses since the age of 28 and am now 54 and still having problems. But please know that YOU are a very strong woman and I know you will get well and be back doing what you love soon! I pray for you daily and know you have the best care possible!

  40. katie cabe March 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    julie please hang in there and get your self well. i will be thinking about you untill you get back to wlos and we can see you again. i sure hope all goes well for you. get well soon. katie cabe

  41. Sandra Dillingham March 22, 2013 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Julie I had to have sinus surgery last August and it was the best thing I have done for my illness. I had been sick all year. Take a round of antibiotics and steroids, feel better for a week and get sick again. I was checked for allergies but had none and finally got the CAT scan and had the same results that you got, except for the deviated septum. The surgery was a breeze and I have only had one cold since. I hope you results are as good as mine

  42. joyce richey March 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    julie i am so sorry to hear about all the things you are going through i will keep you in my prayers daily hang in there everything is going to be ok thelord watches over us all may god bless you as you recover hope to see you back at work soon

  43. Sherri LaFever March 22, 2013 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    so sorry to hear you’ve been sick, I’ve been missing you. Is there an address where we can send cards? Either a post office box or at WLOS? We’ll be praying that all goes well with your surgery and you will make a complete and speedy recovery ^0^ Looking forward to seeing you on tv again soon!

  44. Mary Thirtyacre March 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Julie, at least you know what is causing your problems. Sinus surgery is no picnic, but once you heal from that you should be feeling much better. We are all praying for you.

  45. Jennifer Mershon March 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie! My family lives in Black Mountain and love seeing you on the news! Wishing you a fast and COMPLETE recovery from your surgery. So sorry you have had this happen. Will be awesome to see you back on TV!

  46. Lester Bishop March 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    The exact same thing happened with me. I had Dr. Stephen Seal with Asheville Head, Neck, and Ear Surgons perform the surgery last June. It was no where near as bad as what I had expected. I thought the deviated septum was going to be the worst part but I had no pain at all from the removal of it. Now comes the bad part. 6 months after the surgery, I had another sinus infection. After a treatment using antibiotics, it cleared up but came back 3 seperate times. I’m currently treating it a forth time. The surgery was questionable, but it had to be done. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I wish you the best!

  47. Rhonda Valls March 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Hey Julie..have missed seeing you on the air…I had to have the same surgery for what sounds like the same problem…my CT scan showed pretty much completely blocked sinus cavities with deviated septum…that’s been about 6 years ago, and it did really help…I’m sure you will do fine 🙂

  48. Duckie Connolly March 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    So they have been messing with your head, huh? Get them to clean the cobwebs out of the corners before they leave! No laughing – it is bad for your voice but smiles are encouraged. Hurry back but at your own speed. Wishing you well.

  49. Adam Lemerise March 22, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I will saying my prayers for you Julie. I miss seeing you every morning when I get up and go to work. Hope you come back soon and btw GO FLORIDA GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Adam Lemerise

  50. Rose Jones March 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I have really wondered where you were. I asked several people, but no one seemed to know. I am glad to get it straight from you what has been going on. I am confident that you will be just find and will return to us as soon as possible. Will pray that your surgery and recovery go well.
    Sincerely, Rose Jones

  51. Rebeccza Grissom March 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Have missed seeing you so much Julie. We are relocating back to FL and won’t be able to view your weather reports after April. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Let’s hope this surgery helps with your voice issues. Hang in there, I know it’s been tough. You are loved and missed by so many!

  52. Daniel and Sheila Bell March 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Julie, we sure have missed you on TV Jay is a super nice person but sure does not have your smile and charisma and personality! We are praying for you and hope you will be back soon!

  53. Amy Wood March 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Keeping you in my prayers! So many are pulling for you! All the best! ~ Amy

  54. zacks_mom March 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Glad to here there is an answer to some of your problems. My good friend had the same surgery done just a few weeks before my wedding. She was one of my bridesmaids and you couln’d tell she even had surgery. It has helped her so much since. Best of luck to you. You have been missed!

  55. shelia evans March 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    best of luck on your upcoming surgery.. just know that you are truely missed on the morning show.. weather is not the same. wishing you a speedy recovery.. take care of yourself, and hurry back

  56. Lisa March 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Take care of the old immune system…and it will take care of you…good luck!. Miss you. The weather looks like a bad sinus issue..lol

  57. Sabrina Wells March 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I have been wondering about you since not seeing you do the weather lately. I’m sure you have good physician’s that will get you through this health issue. The faster you take care of this, the sooner you will get back to work. You have been missed!

  58. Melissa March 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    hey Julie. Sendin my prayers to ya. I had the septum surgery along with spurs. To be honest it is really rough the first couple of weeks. Tender for quite a while longer. Rest for sure! God bless ya!

  59. Rosie March 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Well, it’s good to know you will be back! Take care of yourself…. We miss you in the mornings, but now that we know what’s up we look forward to seeing you once you’re all better. My husband had this surgery, and it was a complete success… Helped him tremendously.

  60. Pat Schroeder March 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear this…Have missed you at 4:30AM and hope your feeling much better after this surgery…Good luck with that and your in my prayers!

  61. Luther Lewis March 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I had the same surgery several years ago. Deviated septum was worst part. DO NOT TRY TO RUSH BACK TO WORK. It takes time and rest to recover. As the allergy season is just starting it is a bad time. Get several good air cleaners, especially one for the bedroom. Good luck. We miss you.

  62. robin March 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Hey Julie, Let’s play scrabble together while you re-coup! My Origins user name is mrsoldgeezer. Also try 4pics1word & DrawSomething phone apps. These kept me afloat during my 6-week recovery from surgery last winter. I sure wish the Drs had figured this out BEFORE the weather began to turn nicer, don’t YOU??? LOL All the best you you Dear Lady! I’ll be praying for a speedy and thorough recovery!

  63. James Whiteside March 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Get well Julie! I miss seeing you on the news every day. Karen is doing a fine job in your absence but it’s not the same without you. May God’s healing hands be upon you through this procedure and always.

  64. Joyce March 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, I hope this surgery helps you..I am having the same surgery on Monday the 25th..I have asthma and bad allergies also..Hope it helps both of us..Miss you doing the weather report..See you soon on t.v. hopefully…Oh and also good luck…

  65. James Whiteside March 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Get well Julie! I miss seeing you on the news every day. Karen is doing a fine job in your absence but it’s not the same without you. May God’s healing hands be upon you through this procedure and always.

  66. Frank Burrell March 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a plan and I’m sure you have good docs, so hang in there as we are all pulling for you.

  67. Madeline St Onge March 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry you have to go through all this, but if it is the answer to your health problems it will be worth. I will keep you in my prayers and my heart for a speedy recovery

  68. Vicky Farrally March 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I hope you are doing fine and that everything will go right . take care and do what doctors say. your health is the most important thing

  69. Joy Peace March 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    JULIE,I miss your smiling face on News 13. PRAYING for you as you will be having surgery next Tuesday. Hope to see you giving the weather real soon. Take care and God’s blessings to you.

  70. Christy Swanton March 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Well, good that there is a plan. Sorry it entails surgery. I hope that it goes perfectly and that you heal quickly. Looking forward to you being back with the morning family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  71. frank March 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear about your surgery. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Sounds like you may be seeing an allergist soon. Best of luck!

  72. Marjorie Price March 22, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Just want you to know that my husband and I have really missed you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a very successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Focus on the goal ahead. (Since I am almost 77 and not too computer literate, this may not get to you, but God knows that I sent it to you.)

  73. Libby Back March 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Julie, I am wishing you the best in your upcoming surgery and recovery. I look forward to the day when you are back on air, but in the meantime, I have been enjoying your Facebook weather snippets. 🙂 Take care , and please know that all your weather fans are with you in mind and heart. Lots of sunshiney wishes, prayers and hugs!! Libby

  74. Shirley March 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear that you have had all these problems, Praying for you, and with gods help everything will ok. A lot of times we have to go thru all of this to get straighted out again, You are a fighter and you will get better. Get get rest and take care of yourself

  75. Jo Ann Frisby March 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Prayers for you Julie. Hope everything goes good with the surgery. Maybe this will take care of the problem. Will miss seeing you but hope you will be back soon.

  76. Terrie Johnson March 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Julie, thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this necessary procedure to get you back on the path to good health. Take care of yourself and we look forward to seeing you back on the air soon! God Bless!

  77. Bob Camba March 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Praying for you. Looking forward to your quick return to the screen.

  78. Hollis March 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Julie, wishing you well and praying for a complete, speedy recovery. I am the breeder of darling Rhett’s mother. Rhett’s litter mate, whom I kept me for myself, passed away a few weeks ago :(. Love seeing photos of Rhett; get well soon because your fur babies need you!

  79. Brooke Rhinehart March 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Praying for you Julie! Get well soon!!

  80. Sara Manos March 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Julie hang in there god willl help u threw it hope too see u soon on WLOS i miss ur pretty smile..ur amazing a beautiful woman keep being strong an hold ur head high..i will b praying for you..god bless you!!! (:

  81. Elizabeth Thomas March 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Julie, I will be praying for you Tuesday and as you heal from your surgery. Hope your recovery will be fast and not too painful. Miss your smiling face on WLOS!

  82. Elizabeth Thomas March 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Julie, I will be praying for you on Tuesday and as you heal. Hope your recovery will be fast and not too painful. Miss your smiling face on TV.

  83. Jerry Jaynes March 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry that you are having reoccurring problems. Have you had your house inspected for mole etc. This could be part of the problem.

    Good luck with your surgery.

  84. Donna Gwaltney March 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Hey Julie , I will be praying for you and hope your surgery gose well sending love your way we all have missed you Get better soon

  85. Shirley Colagerakis March 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, Miss seeing you in the mornings but really glad your doctors have decided on something that will help you. You,Heather and Jay make a good team! God Bless for a speedy recovery!!

  86. Dawne Coward March 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    So sorry you’ve been experiencing this difficulty, Julie! But, I’m glad you and the ENT now have a game plan and I’ll be praying that things go really well for you! Can’t wait to see your perky little self backon News 13!!! Godspeed!

  87. Marcia March 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Girl! You need to get on the beg and learn a little sign language to help you communicate! Get well!!

  88. Sherry March 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    This is the best surgery that I have ever had. Plus I don’t get hardly any sinus infections any more and when they take the gauze out, OH MY GOODNESS, it’s like breathing for the first time. And seriously this surgery is not that bad at all; just got to rinse with the salt water religiously!! Believe me you will be glad you had this surgery done!!!!

  89. Melissa H March 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Julie, I had sinus surgery about two and a half years ago after having severe headaches all the time. It was a fairly extensive surgery, but my recovery time was not bad at all. The surgery has made all the difference, life changing really.
    Best wishes!

  90. Libba Pressley March 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, So glad to hear there is light at the end of the tunnel. You are in my thought and prayers for a quick recovery. Oh yeah, I love your cover pic of the precious doggies; especially the boxer ears.

  91. Vicki Plath March 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you to have a full and complete recovery with little pain and a fast one too. You are in my thoughts. Take all the time you need to recover. Of course you are missed but it is better to be as completely healed as you can s you have a much more effective recovery. Good luck on Tuesday and God bless you. Sincerely , Vicki

  92. Brenda Killough March 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    So sorry, Julie but glad the doctors can help. Take good care of yourself. We want you well and back on the air. Praying for a good recovery!

  93. Jean Cromwell March 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Hope you are feeling better soon and back on the air. I always love the weather but I love it when you do Pet Pals. Get btter soon!!!! Will keep you in my prayers for your surgery and recovery.

  94. Tery March 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie.
    I had a similar situation (deviated septum, clogged sinus cavities full of junk).
    My ENT did my surgery endoscopically. It was a hard recovery but very worth it!
    He also made a new drain for my sinuses which has been great! Good luck.

  95. Julie Smith March 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I am sorry for what you are going through…was wondering what had happened to you, now I know…I went through the same thing you are going through but mine was caught at the age of 7 years old…hope for a speedy recovery…enjoy all the yogurt, ice cream & jell-o!!

  96. Nancy March 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Sending healing and comfort thoughts your way. Trust in your medical staff and do what they recommend. You’ll be back on the air and back to running soon! (Also trying to channel Wonder Woman powers your way!)

  97. Patrick Petrey March 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Get well soon Julie. I know what your going through. Had septoplasty myself in 2010. Along with nasal polyps removed and a tonsillectomy. All at the same time. Was out of work for two weeks and was on light duty for another 2. Once you get healed you will feel much better.

  98. Rachel Miller March 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie,,, I will def be praying for you for a speedy recovery and that this is just the answer you’ve been looking for,.. I would love to send you some info on an all naturall product my family and I have been using for a while now… It will help speed up your recovery by balancing out your body’s chemicall alignment and helping it function more properly… It also boosts your immune system to help prevent more sickness and gives you wonderful natural energy, and detoxes out the gunk from your system. My family and I have seen amazing changes in our health since we’ve been taking the suppliment… and a bonus it gives you all of your daily fruits and veggies in one daily serving… Please let me know if you’d like some info… It has been life changing for me 😉 Best wishes and looking forward to seeing you back to work.

    • Anita March 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Rachel, I was just reading your blog and I was wondering if you could send me some info on it. I’m 42 and have a lot of issue. Maybe this would help me. Thank you and have a bless day.
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  99. Kathy Greer March 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Julie, I know exactly how you feel. I was extemely ill for many years and finally had to have the same exact surgery on May 13th, 2009. The ENT surgeon told my family that he had to roto-router my head. I have been much better since. I still get sinus infections and loose my voice, but only once or twice a year since the surgery and only lasts for about a week. I will deffinately keep you in my prayers. God Bless you and your family and the doctors and nurses who are working on you and with you.

  100. Vickilynn March 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Dear Julie,

    We sure miss your smile and sunny disposition! We are sorry to hear about your illness, but hopeful that you will feel so much better after surgery and voice therapy.

    Our prayers are with you, come back soon! You are missed!

  101. Elizabeth March 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    I am sending a healing prayer. (I belive you will back on air soon :))

  102. Pam Coleman March 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    This surgery could be your savings grace from illness. You should see a huge difference once you are healed. If you still have your tonsils maybe they should yank those out at the same time. I pray this will be your miracle. We miss you so much and I know the gang at the studio does too. Looking forward to an update after surgery when you feel up to it.

  103. Annette cocke March 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Julie, I’m so sorry you have to have surgery but if it will help fix the problem, then go for it! You’ll do great and I know it will make your health so much better. I’ll think about you and remember you in my prayers – you’ll be back in no time. We miss you and love you. We wish you all the best. Keep us posted on how you’re getting on.

  104. Patricia Peek March 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    You will be in my prayers and I’m hoping you have a speedy recovery. Get well soon <3

  105. Esther Sorensen March 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Oh Julie, I am so sorry to hear about the pain and discomfort you will be going thru after the surgery…but there is finally light at the end of your tunnel. I miss you on the morning news, but your health is so much more important, and just between us Jay is doing ok but he is not you!! All my prayers are with you thru your surgery and recovery.

  106. Gerald Reiser March 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    My prayers will be with you —- I will look forward to your healthy return to WISN.

  107. Rich Cain March 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Julie, my wife suffers the same sinus problem here in the Midwest. She opted not to have surgery but there’s much scarring from previous years. She controls the sniffs with Rx nasal spray for the time being. Prayers to you for surgery success and a swift recovery! Your public loves you.

    • JulieWunder March 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Yes, No scaring anymore- They use the inside of your nose. They have made a lot of advances even in the past 5 years from what I have read… the surgery has come a long way.
      Thank you for your prayers. I really appreciate them!

  108. Kim @ Cooking in the City March 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Julie I am so sorry to hear this! I had a similar issue with infected tonsils (so, kind of not similar) and having them out was awful, but I have not had a single issue since the surgery- I’ll hope for the same outcome for you!

    • JulieWunder March 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      haha– sort of similar! It still sounds miserable! So glad you felt better afterward– Hearing positive outcomes are helping me. Thank you 🙂

  109. Laura Fish March 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    We are praying for a solution and quick recovery. We do miss you and Hay is covering for you well. Miss you

  110. Rita Owens March 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Many prayers for you Julie! Get well soon! We miss you!

  111. Dan March 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Keep your head up and keep fighting…get well soon, so sad you have to go through all this!

    • JulieWunder March 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      and I just want to run a stupid 10K! haha!!! I will eventually 🙂 They say I’ve been training sick this whole time– so I asked them if the surgery would make me super fast. I got a big sigh from everyone in the room.. HA! thank you for your support! Keep me posted on your runs!

      • Dan March 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm - Reply

        Hope it went well today, trust me, careful what you wish, it’s been 16 and 34 with snow at the start of both 10ks I’ve done this year!

  112. Norma Clayton March 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Prayers for a complete and speedy recovery!

  113. Carolyn Mitchell March 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Hang in there, Julie! Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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