Thursday, January 10, 2013


Posted by Maggie

Last night's blog got derailed. I'm pretty sure it was the Steroid Witch who sent it down a different track than I'd planned. But at 3 am, it's not so easy to fight the Witch.

My plan had been to write about gratitude. I am so overwhelmingly grateful for all the support, comments, posts, and messages from all of you who have been following this blog. Initially, when I first learned what was happening to me, my instinct was to retreat for a while. But I missed my friends and the interaction with my wonderful group of artists on FaceBook.

I guess I just hadn't thought about the fact that so many people would respond, but it was the best gift possible. I don't feel isolated now, and I feel the waves of positive energy coming my way.

I've spent some time thinking about other things to be grateful for over this last couple of weeks. I'm grateful I lived through that first seizure, and the biopsy. I'm so grateful to have a doctor I trust. Family and close friends helping out with everything have been absolutely wonderful. I am so aware there is no way I could have managed without them.

So I am concentrating on the positive and how much is working well, and facing the next few days with determination. And maybe in addition to being grateful, I might learn to be more patient.

Thanks again for the caring support,



  1. Glad that progress is being made, Maggie, and that you are in good spirits.

  2. Dear Maggie,

    Thank you for the update. We are all so grateful for you and inspired by your grace and courage.

    Don't be afraid of the Steroid Witch. She has to throw her fits and get it out of her system...we know when it's really you speaking... : )

    Love and Hugs,


  3. I just learned of what you are going through at a pastel class with Donna Rossetti-Bailey who told us and I sat there in silence and shock. Please know my prayers and the prayers of many here are with you now and with Bill.
    You are such a presence in this world and give so much through your many gifts
    Know you are loved, Patti Barrett

  4. We all love you, Maggie!! Lots of hugs to you!!
    I'm here if you need anything...and I mean anything.

  5. So glad you are thinking positive. I think that means a lot. You have lots of people supporting and praying for you.

  6. We are thinking of you all the time. We are praying for you and we love you. You are an amazing person! Such strength and possitive attitude! You are a winner! We believe in you. Sending you possitive energy and best wishes.

  7. I learned what is happening thru the Appalachian Pastel Society. I am one of the many people you have never heard of who care and are behind you....

  8. Maggie, life teaches us lessons we wouldn't necessarily chose to learn, especially the way they sometimes occur. The good part is we always benefit if we choose to take away something positive. You are doing that, every day, plus sharing it with others. Bravo! Keep on keepin' on, lady!