Julie’s Story

Site created on November 12, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.
If you know Julie Heimer it is usually because you have confided in her while relaxing at her station in her salon while getting your hair done. She is always the one to lend a listening ear or help you through a tough time. She is caring, thoughtful and considerate of other feelings and what they are going through. She tries to meet people anywhere they are in life and help the less fortunate through a hard time. 
Recently, Julie was given some unfortunate news that she has been diagnosed with cancer for a second time  (which is located in her jaw, throat and tongue). This time she was told It was a little more elaborate and complicated than just doing radiation and she would need an extensive surgery at U of M to remove it. There are many parts to the surgery and the hospital time alone will be up to 10 days long with 6-8 weeks time to recover. Also, her surgery will need to be done at U of M instead of here at home.  We will keep you up to date as she begins her treatment. 
Caring bridge donations are encouraged but please know they are used to power the caringbridge website and are not going to her and the family personally.  If you would like to donate to her personally please let myself or Stacey Preston know as we are working on setting up a way to make that happen. 

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Newest Update

Journal entry by Christa Heimer-Snyder

Hey everyone, We wanted to inform everyone that Julie had a CT Scan to check for any further cancer and at this time it is all clear as far as where the cancer was in her head and neck area. There were some nodules on the lungs that were spotted but they weren't of concern at this time.
The nodules in Julies lungs are about 2mm in size and appear harmless. Dr Spector was very optimistic that they were just “fungus ball” however we will follow up with another chest CT in 6 months to a year.
The Drs again seemed very excited to see her and especially to see all the progress she had made. They are super happy with the work they did and even happier with Julie and her positive fighting spirit!  Keep the good vibes and encouragement coming as Julie is still healing. This process could take another 6 months to a year before she will have an easier time with chewing/swallowing and her speech to become even clearer.  Thanks everyone for being such a support system for her!  I know it helps!!  Xoxo ❤️
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