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Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:20 AM

Every sunrise a painting: Brain-tumor survivor’s daily ritual

(Basically, a lady who was never an artist paints the sunrise every morning, and people contact her asking for a certain day's painting to commemorate a birth, a death, etc.)

Wagner had long been a foodie who loved to prepare complex recipes. She also savored long novels, managed her family’s finances and made it a priority to get at least nine hours of sleep a night.

Post-surgery, all of that changed. Multitasking became nearly impossible, and she found she could no longer follow recipes, balance a checkbook or keep a novel’s plot straight in her mind. She also lost her cherished ability to sleep through the night.

“You go through this mourning-type period of sadness, and then you realize that you’re a different person and you have to redefine,” Wagner said. “My husband jokes, ‘Well, I’ve gotten to be married to two different women without having to get divorced!’ ”

Her brain tumors and surgeries may have robbed Wagner of much, but they also gave in unexpected ways: She said she wound up experiencing a heightened visual perceptiveness and an irresistible pull toward art.


http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46155422/ns/today-today_people/#.TyoX-hyaxSw

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Response to xfundy (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:30 AM

1. She has really made the most of what she still has.

That takes genuine courage.

Her paintings are exquisite!

Thank you for this great story...

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Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:20 AM

2. What a beautiful story. eom

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