Thursday, October 16, 2008


Folks, I greatly appreciate the words of sympathy and consolation. As many of you surmised, I do these pieces, not for sympathy, but to help me heal, grieve, and find my way in my new life.

Here's an article of interest: Please be informed if you or someone you know, is taking painkillers.

Jeanette Shanigan


Robin said...

Thanks so much for this link, Jeanette. I read the article very carefully since I know nothing about this use of methadone. Then I printed it and got my husband to read it. He's been on Dr. prescribed oxycontin for more than 2 years after a back injury and unsuccesful surgery. My sympathy for you is huge... I know you've had a long, hard road. Love, Robin A.

freebird said...

I'm sure sympathy is not what you are looking for but it is still the first response of most people to another's pain. And then we want to encourage you on your forward journey. Thanks for the article. It's good to know for the future. As they say forewarned is forearmed.

Diane Lithgow said...

I have been reading your blog for a number of years as you are one of my inspiring people. your work in light of your difficult year is wonderful. thank you for being a guiding spirit to the bead world
Diane L, New Zealand

bohemiangirl said...

Thank you for using this horrible tragedy to reach out to others and save someone else.

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