Dearest Loved Ones,
After decades of physical and emotional challenges, most recently from my breast cancer metastasis, which is beyond recovery at this point and causing me immense pain and suffering, I have decided to take back control of my body and my life, Maggie’s Way! Barring a miracle (a slim chance at this point, but always possible!), I have asked for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) for this Tuesday afternoon, the 5th of September, at the Palliative Care Unit of the Vancouver General Hospital, where I’m currently staying. I am not giving up; I am simply choosing “the easier way” this time, after a lifetime of always choosing “the harder path” of striving to live a full life, and then some, despite the challenges of dystonia.
I welcome any and all friends and family wishing to visit with me again in person (or in spirit!) at anytime now, including at my “transition party” we will be having on Tuesday in my room prior to the medical procedure. Please contact my Sister Dorothy by cell at 647-990-8830, or by email, with any questions or RSVPs. You can send any last thoughts to me directly by email, but no promises I’ll reply back from this side.
THANK YOU all for your love, friendship, support, care, wisdom, laughs, and even tears, as they each help me on my journey—and I know that I, too, had some impact on your journey—and for that I, too, am grateful.
Maggie / Malgosia / Margota