I have heard lot of people ask how Robynn Jaymes is doing. She's the popular morning DJ for 94.9 Star Country.
She's also well-known in the community for all her work for breast cancer awareness. She's been the driving force behind Star Country's Pajama Jam which has raised more than 160-thousand dollars in its 8 years for the American Cancer Society. She hosts the Positively Pink Parade every October which helps uninsured, or under insured women get mammograms.
Now, she finds herself being the one who needs help. It's a tough transition, but this ugly pancreatitis hasn't given her much choice than to rest and follow doctor's orders.
The back story for those of you who haven't already heard, she was diagnosed with a severe form of acute pancreatitis in October. There were a few days in which we weren't sure if she was going to pull through. Her diagnosis kicked off a month long stay in the hospital, first at LewisGale here in town, then she was transferred to UVA in Charlottesville.
I'd love to say, 'She's doing great!' I can say, she's hanging in there, but she's not back on her feet. She's home now, so that's a bonus, but she has a feeding tube to allow her pancreas to rest and heal.
After plenty of tests, Robynn says doctors believe a gall stone (even though she no longer has a gall bladder) may have blocked an opening of her pancreas and caused the inflammation. At this point, all her energy is focused on getting rid of it and getting back on the air with all her listeners.
I did find out her friends have set up a medical fund at BB&T for Robynn. I can only imagine the stress, of mounting medical bills, doesn't exactly help the healing process.
Here's the info on the fund ... you can make checks or money orders payable to: The Robynn Jaymes Medical Fund at P.O. Box 117, Salem, VA 24153, or stop by any BB&T bank.
As for the future ... Robynn faces the possibility of surgery, more blood work, and of course at some point, a procedure to get rid of that feeding tube.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. It's been a long road. She misses everyone terribly and can't wait to get back behind that microphone where she belongs!