Savannah Chrisley Opens Up About Mom Julie Chrisley's Prison Cancer Scare

Savannah Chrisley Opens Up About Mom Julie Chrisley's Prison Cancer Scare

Get insight into the emotional journey as Savannah Chrisley shares the recent cancer scare her mother, Julie Chrisley, faced during her time in prison.

Savannah Chrisley Details Julie Chrisley s Cancer Scare While in Prison 418

Savannah Chrisley Details Julie Chrisley s Cancer Scare While in Prison 418

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Julie Chrisley had a cancer scare during her time in prison, as revealed by her daughter Savannah Chrisley.

During the episode of her podcast "Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley" on Tuesday, March 5, Savannah, who is 26 years old, read out a journal entry written by her mom after a visit to the doctor.

Savannah read from Julie's entry that the doctor informed her of a high HCG level of 10.2, a pregnancy hormone that should not be elevated. If it were slightly higher, she would test positive on a pregnancy test. However, since that was not the case, it could be a sign of a tumor. This news left Julie feeling devastated and scared. She planned to undergo more blood work and a scan, keeping the situation to herself until she had more information. She expressed her fear and the need for her husband's support during this difficult time.

Julie, who is 51 years old, is currently serving a reduced five-year prison sentence in Kentucky. She was convicted of federal tax fraud alongside her husband, Todd Chrisley. Todd, aged 54, is currently serving his reduced 10-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Pensacola in Florida.

As Savannah read her mom's diary entries, she learned more about Julie's thoughts as she faced upcoming tests. Julie expressed her fear of navigating her health journey alone, and how much she missed Todd.

Julie mentioned that the elevated HCG levels could possibly indicate a hernia, reminding Savannah of her mom's past battle with breast cancer in 2012. Despite undergoing a double mastectomy and hysterectomy, Julie eventually shared that she was in remission.

Savannah felt emotional as she thought about her friend worrying that her cancer may have returned. In every letter, Julie expressed her longing for her husband Todd and how much she missed him.

One letter that stood out to Savannah was when Julie recalled going to the prison's medical unit for a flu shot. During the visit, Julie also requested to have her blood pressure checked.

Julie's request was denied, leading her to say, "I’m worth more to my family dead than I am alive." This statement deeply saddened Savannah.

Savannah, as Julie's daughter, expressed, "Mom suffers from severe high blood pressure." She added, "All she wanted was to have her blood pressure checked, but they wouldn't even do that. Hearing your mother say she's worth more dead than alive is truly heartbreaking. I know that my mother has positively impacted many lives, and that is priceless."

Savannah mentioned that Julie's most recent letter was dated February 20. She expressed her willingness to keep sharing her mom's journal entries as they arrive. Savannah finds comfort in knowing that her mom still prioritizes her family during difficult times.

"I am incredibly proud to call my mom 'Mom'. I admire her strength, resilience, humor, and loving heart. She embodies everything I admire and aspire to be. Reading her letters and seeing her worry for her family brings me comfort, knowing the kind of woman my mother is."

Editor's P/S:

The article reveals the emotional turmoil experienced by Julie Chrisley during her cancer scare while incarcerated. Her daughter Savannah's poignant reading of Julie's journal entries unveils her fears, vulnerabilities, and unwavering love for her family. The article highlights the challenges faced by prisoners, including inadequate medical care and the emotional toll of isolation. Julie's words, "I'm worth more to my family dead than I am alive," resonate deeply, exposing the desperation and despair that can consume those deprived of basic human dignity.

Savannah's unwavering support and admiration for her mother serve as a testament to the unbreakable bond between them. Her willingness to share Julie's journal entries offers a glimpse into the resilience and strength of a woman facing adversity. The article illuminates the importance of family and human connection, even in the most challenging of circumstances, and raises awareness about the need for compassionate and humane treatment of prisoners.