My doctors told me quite frankly that Ishould made my occasions in order to better, and they used the word “We’ll pitch 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 can, infuse me with a hot chemotherapy dry for two hours, before they close me back up with 64 staples, and then allow me to recuperatein the hospital for 10 epoches. 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 worked as a business electrician, so as a union manin the swaps, he most probably fetched it dwelling on his drapes. My father would comehome from toil, 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-dealing 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 room, in all these products, and they had no idea that oneof those fibers could cause cancer in person. I think what motivates me tospeak out is that I want people to know, I want people to know that asbestosisn’t boycotted, 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 ..