Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Friend Carrie Brown

Carrie has been my friend since 2002 when I met here online at APU. I've talked about APU here before, and Carrie was one of the first girls I chatted with there. Over the years we've talked about everything from mental illness, birthing, parenting and tattoos. She's a single mom to Gabriel, and I had the pleasure of finally meeting her in person a few years ago when her and Gabriel came to SD and our home. We hung out, we barbecued, we finally hugged! Carrie and Gabriel had a close, simpatico connection that I recognized from my days of single parenting Dakota. Carrie is 41. And last week, Carrie was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian fucking cancer.

Tomorrow, Carrie goes into surgery for this beast. If it goes as well as it can go, she can start chemo in four weeks.
If you have a spare moment, can you please say a prayer for Carrie Brown's physical and spiritual strength and healing? Thank you.

ps What Carrie wants is for every woman to be familiar with the symptoms of onset ovarian cancer. If you are experiencing constant need to urinate, digestive problems and unexplained weight gain, please consider requesting a simple ultrasound. My ultrasound years ago led to the detection of a 6 cm. cyst on my left ovary, originally concerned to be ovarian cancer, and luckily for me, turned out to be endometrioma instead- still surgery required, but nothing life threatening. Carrie wasn't so lucky, but I know she has the gumption, energy and resources to beat this thing down. We love you Carrie <3
svasti said...

Sending Carrie my very best wishes and prayers for a safe surgery and recovery. xo

CitricSugar said...

Forwarding my healing energy and prayers to your friend and her family.

Elizabeth said...

I'm sending prayers of healing and health to Carrie.

Noelle {Aloud} said...

Holding Carrie in my thoughts, and surrounding her, her loved ones, and her medical team with love and light!

oceangirl said...

I pray for Carrie.

Angie Muresan said...

She is in my prayers.

Wendy said...

I am sending love & energy through my tears this morning. I handle this kind of stress by weeping. It's an energetic attention, I think. Thanks, sweet Maggie for posting this today.

Marion said...

I will say a prayer for your sweet friend and her family. xo

YES Gallery + Studio said...

Carrie Brown, you got this! Eyes on the prize. Take inspiration from the many, many people who have been in your position then gone on to heal and thrive. We're all rooting for you!

Ms. Moon said...

You know I am sending love.

Petit fleur said...

Of course I will remember her and Gabriel in my prayers. I'm sorry your friend is having such a hard time.

Hang in there,
xo m

Dari said...

I'm so sorry to hear this :( Carrie is in my prayers!

Caroline said...

I've been praying for Carrie today, Maggie.

Sending much love to you and your friend.

carrie said...

First time commenter who loves your writing. My name is Carrie as well, and at my last physical (in June), my doctor told me to get a uterine ultrasound because of heavy menstrual flow and worse than usual cramping. I also have had way more frequent urination, which I just figured was part of getting older and being a Mama. I have put it off because I didn't want to make the time, but after seeing this post WITH MY OWN NAME IN IT, I am making an appointment for next week. Hoping and praying for the normal, typical result that I expect, but it is important that I make sure. Please thank your Carrie for the wake up call I needed. Love and prayers to her, from one Carrie to another, as well.

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