Sinus Surgery & I’m OK!

Sinus Surgery & I’m OK!

If you reached this post and are looking for sinus surgery advice and help, click HERE!

Hey guys! I’m not feeling up to much… but I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know that I’m OK and the surgery was a success.


             “This is how Mom feels… ugh!”

I have a couple pre-planned posts for this week and next to keep you entertained while I’m recovering.  I assumed I would not even feel up to playing around on the computer for awhile.   You can look forward to my Dad’s “no fail” salmon recipe, a Q & A on those cool new minimalist running shoes from Foot RX, and a Q & A on making a running or fitness comeback after injury or illness from an awesome local trainer with Carolina Gold Fitness.  It’s good stuff, I promise!

As soon as I feel up to it I’ll fill you in a little more on how things went with the surgery and recovery process.

In the meantime we all will be sleeping…

(Insert another shameless photo of my adorable dogs since I’m not posting a post surgery pic of myself-haha!)


Does anyone see anything wrong with this? HA!

                    My dogs are nuts.

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and kind words.  It has lifted my spirits so much to know so many care about me.  I love you all.  This is truly the best place in the world.

By | 2019-11-03T10:07:04-05:00 March 26th, 2013|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts, Rhett|33 Comments


  1. […] HERE & HERE are some posts I wrote during the sinus surgery […]


  3. Shelia Evans March 28, 2013 at 5:55 am - Reply

    I’m so glad to hear that your surgery went well and you’re doing better. my mom and dad will be pleased to know you’re ok. you take care of you and make that husband of yours wait on you hand and foot…LOL… but i’m sure he does.. wishing you a speedy recovery..

  4. Judi Gawor March 28, 2013 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Hi Julie – glad you felt up to posting a little bit. Ice of your hubby to post on Facebook and send us here to your blog. Praying for your speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing your smiling face back on WLOS real soon. You must be happy that the surgery was a success. Take it one day at a time and know there is always a rainbow after the rain.

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Great reminder judi– thank you!

  5. […] struggling with voice problems, reports that her recent sinus surgery was a success. From her blog, Hey guys! I’m not feeling up to much… but I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone […]

  6. Timothy Thew March 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Glad your surgery went well! Praying for a speedy recovery!

  7. Kathye Shuman March 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    I have been watching you on WLOS ever since you started and I miss you on the air. I just wanted you to know that you will be amazed in a year how much better you feel after this surgery. How do I know? Well, many years ago (as a teenager back in the dark ages of the 1970’s) I had the same problems (chronic sinus infections, allergies, asthma, pneumonia, etc…). I was devastated when I was told I was going to have to have surgery in the spring of my senior year in high school, and in those days there were no lasers or any of that easy stuff, sinus/deviated septum surgery was a huge undertaking that required 8-10 weeks of recovery (not to mention a HUGE packed nose). No prom, no bassoon solo contest -at least my nose was back to normal by graduation 🙂

    However, I will let you know that before the surgery I had never ending sinus infections, a bout with pneumonia at least once (and often twice a year), and horrid allergies and asthma. I literally never knew what it was like to not have a stuffy nose and headache. Until after the surgery…

    I am now 35 years post surgery. I NEVER get sinus infections, I haven’t had pneumonia since then and because my body got healthier and I was able to start fighting off stuff, my allergies and asthma eventually (after about 20 more years) went AWAY. I hardly even get spring hay fever anymore.

    So, as you are recovering, just know that a new day is coming. I look back on it all and think “Thank you Dr. Flintoff!” and I pray that you will look back on it all and feel the same way.

    My prayers are with you as you recover (’cause I know it HURTS!)


    • JulieWunder April 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the great information. It has been so helpful to hear so many success stories. They have helped me get though the roughest days of recovery!

  8. Joanne March 27, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Missing you but looking forward to hearing that you are doing well. Glad WLOS finally gave an update.

  9. Sandi Donohue March 27, 2013 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and minimal discomfort from the surgery. I know you are glad it is over. Please heal quickly and come back to TV-13 weather. May the Lord continue to heal you. You are missed.

  10. Jean March 27, 2013 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Salmon – how do you pronounce it? Sa – mon or Sal – mon.

    What is the justification? Should we say Sa -lamandor and Sal – avia. I only want to under the English rules.

  11. cheryl ritchey March 27, 2013 at 1:39 am - Reply

    Prayers for a fast recovery GET WELL SOON!!!!

    • Cathy March 27, 2013 at 3:37 am - Reply

      Get well soon! Prayers from Arden coming your way

  12. Vickie Gray March 27, 2013 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Hi Jullie, I’m glad you came thru the surgery so well and pray for a speedy recovery. We sure do miss you in the mornings (not that Jay doesn’t do a great job also…lol). By the way: tell your adorable dogs I think they sleep-walk and went back to the wrong beds. Haha

  13. Marie Gunter March 27, 2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Julie, so glad the surgery is behind you. Praying for a quick recovery and seeing you back on the air. It has been way too long!
    Your babies are a trip, so loveable looking. Enjoy the time with them as you recuperate. Prayers and GET WELL SOON. Happy Easter to you, and your family. Marie Gunter

  14. Mary Thirtyacre March 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad your surery went well. I had a maxillary sinus cyst take out years ago, and haven’t had any more problems. I hope your recovery will go smoothly.

    Your 2 mixed up pooches will take good care of you!!

  15. kathy March 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    praying for you and hope you are back with Holly and Jay soon!!!

  16. Shirley Deters March 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie – glad it all went well – now you deserve some rest – we miss you and look forward to your return.

  17. Adam Lemerise March 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    glad u are feeling a lot better Julie. I can’t wait to see u again on the morning news and since u are a country music fan like I am, in 3 weeks I’m going to see Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes at the BI-LO Center in Greenville, SC and I can’t wait to go.

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      OH! how much fun!!! Let me know how it goes!

  18. Joyce March 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, I had my sinus surgery yesterday so i know what you are going through and how it feels…So glad you are doing o.k. and hope you get to feeling better..

  19. Gail Brookshire March 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Glad things went well. Praise the Lord. Perfectly understandable to want rest, you need it as well. We want you to heal well, so get all the rest you can 🙂 God loves you!
    PS. I like the pics of your dogs.

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      Rhett and Reina say “thanks” 🙂

  20. Ron Frankl March 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Glad it went well. Feel better; we miss you!

  21. Frank Burrell March 26, 2013 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Good for you. I had that surgery a few years ago and It really helped me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Madeline St Onge March 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Been thinking of you today, please rest and get well soon, we want you back on the air

  23. Nikki March 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Julie, I am so glad that your surgery went well. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope for a speedy recovery.

  24. Becky Morgan March 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    We have missed your smilling face in the mornings. Sending get well wishes your way and prayers for a speedy recovery heavenward.

  25. carol poulsen March 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    so glad your doing ok <3 whispering prayers for a speedy recovery love you Julie hope to see you back on the weather

  26. Annette cocke March 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Julie, so happy to hear the surgery went so well and you are doing good!! Keep up the good work. Right now I’m in the kitchen fixing your black bean recipe. It looks good – however, I looked at the measuring spoon I was using – it seemed big. It said 1/2 tbsp instead of tsp. I was going to put 2 1/2 tsps of the seasonings in. Oh well. Thank heavens I caught it before I put in the cayenne. We like spicy but not hot. I’ll let you know how it comes out. I’ve had 3 surgeries on my foot down at Duke so right now I can’t walk. This recipe is good for me because even in my condition I can do it. Many thanks for sending it out. Can’t wait for the salmon one and get well soon.

  27. Karen Brown March 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie,Glad your out of surgery and doing well.. I had this done back in 1997 so I know kinda how your feeling. Will be glad to see you back on the show. Take care and take it easy!

  28. Cindy Frost March 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    It’s great to hear that you are out of surgery and that you are doing okay–have a very speedy recovery! (We are rooting for you and your return to the morning news!)

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copycat Panera Strawberry Caprese Salad recipe-

Be inspired!


Get healthy recipes, fitness inspiration, travel and twin antics in your inbox! 


Guaranteed to make you smile.

You have Successfully Subscribed!