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DAYS Suzanne Rogers: Maggie to have Myasthenia Gravis again!

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In another DAYS shockeroo, Suzanne Rogers revealed to TV Guide Magazine, that come March, our beloved heroine, Maggie Horton, (who is grieving the loss of her late husband, Mickey and who is going to face a terrible ordeal with Melanie)  is about to suffer again from Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular disease.  But what makes this so poignant and interesting is many know that Rogers has suffered from MG throughout her adult life.  So much so that back in the mid-80’s when it was noticeable that the actress had consider weight gain and facial bloating, the DAYS powers-that-be wrote it into Maggie’s storyline.  In addition the interview also discusses Rogers  thoughts on the  “Killing of Mickey” and why the show decided not to have Maggie ( a recovering alcholic) go on a bender. 

Suzanne on her feeling on Maggie’s new battle with MG: “When I heard they were bringing back Maggie’s myasthenia I was very hesitant because it’s an aspect of my life I don’t like revisiting. Of course, I’m thankful for the work, and for the opportunity to get the message out once again. But there’s a part of me that’s very nervous about this. Of course, they’re dealing with it in a different way this time. Before, Days decided to deal with it because I was dealing with it, and I looked very different from the neck up. This time, Maggie will be affected in the arms and the limbs. That’s another way people can get MG, or you can get it all over from head to foot. It’s a crapshoot as to what you get. I was lucky that the kind I got was not a degenerative one. Thank God.”

Suzanne on if stress is one of the triggers of MG:  “Oh, yes. And, Lord knows, Maggie’s had a lot of that recently! Her husband, Mickey, suddenly died. Her beloved Melanie [is about to] get shot. It’s been more than she can take. But I think—I hope!—she’s going to pull through this newest crisis. She always does. Stress is what brought it on for me. It came at a time when I was over 35 and dealing with that whole age stigma. Days was turning away those of us who’d been on the show for a while, and focusing on the new and the young. I was also going through a divorce at the time. Too much stress!”

Suzanne on if Maggie’s health issue could spell the end of her character for good! “Notoriously, the audience does not like [to watch] illness. I’m not sure where this is headed. I had a little talk with [Days exec producer] Gary Tomlin and he told me this is not going to be a myasthenia gravis storyline, per se. Maggie will be having symptoms that come and go.”

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marynelle
marynelle

Suzanne, I hope they are not going to write Maggie out . I’m so happy that they have written you so well lately and you are a very important part of the Horton family. We’ve lost Gram, we can’t lose Maggie. I love Maggie. She’s funny, caring, strong and canning. I’m really happy that you don’t suffer from this disease anymore and you will be just playing sick. I remember when you went through that. Looking forward to more strong storylines with Maggie.

daysfan
daysfan

Love Suzanne Rogers on Days! She adds a lot to the canvas. I was happy to hear back in Nov/Dec there were going to give her a storyline after the new year. If sounds like they changed things up at the last minute. Suzanne seems uncertain how it will pan out. I hope things work out.

Polly
Polly

I’ve got to say, I’ve been watching Days since the mid-70s when I was a kid, and sometimes you need the continuity of the more senior characters for stability with some of the storylines the writers come up with. MG is a part of life, and I prefer those “real life” stories over the world espionage, attempted murder, ESP and so on.

Shannon
Shannon

I have Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), which is Similar to MG, they are often misdiagnosed for each other because the symptoms are very similar…debilitating muscle weakness. I knew Suzanne Rogers had MG and I think she went into remission after a Thymectomy during her first occurrence. I am happy to see this storyline on DAYS. I think it will raise awareness for rare Chronic Illnesses. I have been watching DAYS since I was 15, I am now 35. Its ironic that a character on DAYS has an illness so close to mine! I’m very happy to read that Suzanne does not have MG Symptoms back in “real life”. I still suffer from LEMS, but remain to stay positive. Thanks for your time!

karen
karen

My brother who was 20 years old was diagnosed the same time as Maggie in the 80’s. My brother is still okay and I pray so is Maggie.
I have watched the show since the begining and they are like family.
I will light a candle in church for you.

eve
eve

what an inspiration you are to people who are suffering with neurological disorders. you have a fiery spirit and that’s what’s got you through the tough times. keep on keeping on.

monica
monica

I am also suffering with this-condition for 21 years now I feel a lot better to see I am not alone.

robin johnson
robin johnson

It is comforting to know that this diease, from which i suffer, is finally going to get some attention. It can be devestating and virtually no one knows what MG is. Information about MG needs to be put out there for the public to see. I just hope the writers will be true to the echanics and symptoms of the disease. Nice work, Days.

Janet Noles
Janet Noles

I have battled MG since 1990 after the death of my youngest son to cancer. I tackle it most of the time but when it flares up, it does a fantastic job. I would love to hear from Suzanne…if she has time. The support from others helps to keep positive vibes. I wish you health and happiness.

Take care….Janet

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THURSDAY NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom, Y&R’s Beth Maitland, DAYS’ Freddie Smith & Soap Favorite, Linda Dano

On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

Portions of Thursday’s all-new episode can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

If you have a question for any one of our guests that you would like potentially posed to them during the live broadcast; you can post them via the comment section below, and we just might ask your question on the air!  We hope you are looking forward to the show.

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Thia Megia Joins The Cast Of DAYS; Paul Telfer Set To Return

Major casting news announced at yesterday’s NBC Day of Days fan event, and on the new DOOL app.

Days of our Lives is bringing back Bad boy Xander, who will be seen again in Salem in the new year, which means Paul Telfer will be back on the canvas.

Xander was last seen when the warehouse exploded that changed the course of many lives back in October.

According to the official press release, look for Paul to share screen time with Eric Martsolf, Linsey Godfrey, John Aniston, Freddie Smith and more in provocative and exciting scenes in 2019

Additionally, during the Q&A portion of Day of Days fans were introduced to Thia Megia who will take on the role of Haley Chen, a mysterious newcomer to Salem who gains the attention of JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss)

If Thia looks familiar she was on American Idol in its season 10, making it all the way to the top eleven contestants during her run.

So, intrigued to find out more about the character of Haley?  Looking forward to more Xander on your way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPLAY: Days of our Lives 53rd Anniversary Facebook Live Event From The Set: A Special Tribute, Preview Of The DOOL App & Fun Moments with the Cast!

It’s been a big week for Days of our Lives, culminating in Saturday’s annual Day of Days event with the fans and the cast in celebration of the long-running daytime dramas 53 years on the air!

Late last week, a fun and never-before-seen Facebook Live event kicked-off the last several days of fun, and was hosted on the NBC official Facebook for Days of our Lives.

It was during the live event that fans were treated to some behind the scenes access, and several previews of the new DOOL app that was also released on all mobile devices the day of the series anniversary on Thursday

During the event, Soap Opera Digest’s Stephanie Sloane, led viewers through a hilarious opening segment, which featured a walk through the sets with various cast members doing some very familiar soap tropes from: shirtless hunks, to bitch-slaps, a twist on a soapy monologue, and more.

Later, following John and Marlena’s nuptials on-air, Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn along with Mary Beth Evans, James Reynolds, and host for the segment, Martha Madison, chatted about the long-awaited wedding for Jarlena fans.

Bill and Susan Hayes were on-hand to tell the audience all about the “Video Vault” section of the new DOOL app, where fans can find classic clips from DAYS history.

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Then, DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday presided over the annual cake-cutting ceremony, honoring the cast and the crew for their accomplishments of keeping the show strong and continuing its legacy for 53 years and counting.

Several cast members took part in a special tribute honoring the late Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady), which was an emotional high point of the event. Eric Martsolf led several key members of the cast who worked with Peggy, as they shared remembrances of this one-of-a-kind actress.   Later, Galen Gering, Lauren Koslow, Nadia Bjorlin and Eric Martsolf did a little “Show and Tell” preview of some of their videos inside the new DOOL app.

Martha Madison returned to the backstage celebration where cast and crew took photos against the step and repeat for the series 53rd anniversary and the launch of the DOOL app.  Madison chatted with several cast and producers who stopped by including returning fan favorite, Matt Ashford (Jack Deveraux).

The facebook live event concluded when Stephanie Sloane walked into the celebration with the cast as they gave a big “Thank you” to the fans for keeping the show on the air, and telling them to check out the new DOOL app for all the exclusive, fun content now and in the days and months ahead.

For more on how you can download the new DOOL app visit www.thedoolapp.com.

In case you missed the event, you can check out all the segments below. Then let us know what was your favorite part of the celebration? Comment below.

 

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