Thank God. Bill appeared on the ‘Today Show’ this morning to report that his wife was a “trooper,” after double lumpectomy surgery.
We’re so glad to get this news. Bill told Ann Curry in a live from LA interview that Giuliana underwent a two hour surgery and “she pulled through it and was kind of relieved to get it over with and get the cancer out,”he said. “She’s doing well at home recovering and I’m adding nurse to my resume now — she’s having a lot of fun with that.”
Apparently the surgery happened yesterday and Bill said it was a long day. He explained that Guiliana had to have an MRI and a mammogram so the surgeon could see where the “guide wire” would be put in each breast to remove the cancer.
Poor Giuliana, 36, has had an extraordinarily difficult and emotionally- exhausting year between her attempts to get pregnant, her decision to try IVF treatments and then after starting those treatments, discovering that she had breast cancer.
She only went public with her breast cancer diagnosis on Monday, Oct. 17th the Today show and the surgery took place two days later.
“Giuliana’s had a tough year and a half,” he agreed. “For me, I just wish I could carry some of the load. I just wish I could take the pain away … watching her be wheeled into the operating room was heartbreaking for me.”
We’re so glad that Giuliana has such a loving and supportive husband. Bill said “I’m trying to do everything I can to support her … trying to make her laugh as often as possible.”
The couple still has to wait until tomorrow to get more news from their doctor. “We’re going back tomorrow,” he told Ann. “to make sure the lymph nodes, they had to remove a couple of lymph nodes and we’re hoping we get a good report tomorrow, God willing.”
We hope so too, Giuliana and Bill.
The next step after that, will be radiation treatments, says Bill. “Then we’ll kick off 2012 with new outlook on life — we’re ready to take on the world.”
Amazingly, Bill says Giuliana is planning to go back to work next week, “God willing.”
“It’s funny when you go through a situation like this, it turns down the volume on things that are not that important.”
He says that he and Giuliana are so gratified that they’ve received so many tweets from women who’ve said they scheduled their first mammogram, because of their experience: “That was the goal of this!”
We’re so glad that Giuliana and Bill are able to see a silver lining in their situation.
We’re all rooting for you here at Hollywoodlife.com.