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  • Emily Spivy

October Update. It's Been a While.

Greetings! It's been a long two and a half months since I last updated this blog. Professionally, I'm almost in the middle of my "Perspectives" season for this fall. One of the other shows I direct, "I Want Answers" is also well into its recording season. The music show that I've worked on the past two years, "Studio 66" will finally air in February of 2020. Basketball season comes up starting in December, and "Film Noir" recording will return in January. I have another big project I'm working on, well, was working on. It's on hold due to legal reasons. I was hoping for a December release date, but that won't happen yet.

I should work more on my personal video business. I'm currently distracted by bicycling. I need to shoot the project that I have on the table soon.

Personally, lots has happened and I won't go into all of it. I was blindsided with a situation recently, and I've just now figured out the best course of action to avoid that happening again. It was a learning experience.

In other news, at the end of August, I had surgery to correct a defect with my eyelids and brow. My eyelids, especially the right one, would often just hang in my field of vision. I still have faint bruises from the procedure that just won't leave. I have a follow up coming up with the surgeon. I tried to do my best to take a "Selfie a Day" to show the progress of my healing.

In good news, Jason and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary yesterday. He's a great, funny guy. We spent last week in Kentucky riding bicycles in the LBL area. That was fun. I need the exercise.

In bad news, my aunt Pam who had pancreatic cancer, and beat the cancer, died of complications of the treatment on September 25th in Milwaukee, several hundred miles away from her home. I took a couple of days off from work to travel the 775 miles by car from Tulsa to Milwaukee and back. I arrived a bit to late to have a conversation with her, she was resting fairly peacefully while I sat in her room. I saw her two days before she passed.

Pam traveled to Milwaukee to have a procedure done to relieve fluid buildup in her abdomen. Soon after the procedure, she had a series of strokes and internal bleeding at the same time. One couldn't be treated without making the other worse.

I didn't know what else to do, but create a video that was shared at the funeral about her life. The rest of the family said it meant so much to them. I'm glad I was able to do something. Watch the video to learn more about Pam.

By the way, The Medical College of Wisconsin is working on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. They are studying her case to try to help other people.

I'll end this by reminding you to be kind to others. Take care of your loved ones. You may not have as many days left as you think.

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