WLOS weather woman Wunder will remain off air, prepares for sinus surgery


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.

From Wunder’s blog, runninginaskirt.com. Her surgery is set for tomorrow, Tuesday:

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.

Thanks to loyal reader Jen for the heads-up.

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Greg March 26, 2013 - 6:39 am

Had sinus surgeries also — 4 ibn fact. Here’s to a speedy recovery! After it all I found a neti pot very useful especially with additive from Himalayan Institute. Even better, staying away from a lot of wheat products, dairy products and sweets works wonders. And finally if the sinus surgery does not do the whole trick, acupuncture and herbal medicine can and will.
It;s all good news, there are lots of additional therapies available outside allopathic medicine and surgery and they work.

Sara March 25, 2013 - 2:19 pm

For all of you suffering Julie Wunder fans at there I have a little treat for all of you! I have uploaded tons of clips of her that can be viewed on my Youtube channel! Here is the link, http://www.youtube.com/user/blajas8… Enjoy! Also please visit Julie Wunder’s blog that can be found by following this link, http://runninginaskirt.com/ Please wish her a speedy recovery from her Sinus Surgery that she will be receiving tomorrow. Always have people around you that love and care for you. Peace and lots of love!

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