Tuesday, February 8, 2011

182 days

Crystal and me

I wanted to take a minute and share the blog of my old and dear friend Crystal, who has recently been diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. If you're a regular reader of this blog you've seen C. on here often; a few months ago I convinced her to do a Tattoo Tuesday for me, and we've had some of the best times together since we were in our mid-teens and throughout the past 11 or so years. Believe me, our 16-year old selves were quite "adventurous," and we have some amazing stories under our belt. Crystal is one of those women who you'd describe as a firecracker. She has personality for days, and is one of the most beautiful people I know, in and out. Unfortunately she's gotten dealt a pretty shitty hand of cards as of late, and like I mentioned above, is now battling cancer in a serious way. She recently started a blog, and I'd love it if all of you headed over her way and say hello and show your support. Be sure to tell her I sent you! Positivity is a wonderful thing, and she could use it. Thank you guys so much! xo

20 comments:

  1. I am so sorry that this happens to good people and the ones we love. My sister JUST called to let me know she was diagnosed with Lupus and I'm just here with a heavy heart- the least we can do is love and be there, support and help out in any way we can... this all just makes me so sad

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  2. Oh my! That is horrible and so sad. :/ Thanks for sharing her blog, I'm heading over there right now. ♥

    xo.

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  3. thanks for sharing this! my mother in law battled with Ovarian Cancer, this subject is close to my heart. love.

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  4. thanks for sharing this, maybe as she says we all need to live like we have such a little time left.

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  5. This is truly heartbreaking. I am sending so many happy, positive, healthy thoughts Crystal's way. Good thing she has great gal pals - like you - to keep her spirits up and her head high.

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  6. Thank you for sharing & forwarding her blog! She has such a beautiful soul :).

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  7. I will be sure to follow & say hi!
    Such a brave lady, and a truly wonderful friend you are.

    Love your blog too X

    Chloe
    forthequillandink.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you for letting us know about her blog. I read almost all of her entries earlier and it was so moving.

    -jamie.

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  9. I am so sorry for your friend. I pray she will stay positive. There is so much that can be done; positive outlook is one of the most important things to have when battling any illness. I recommend that she get some good healing/meditation cd's and listen to them, it will help. Wishing her a quick recovery.

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  10. That's so horrible, I cannot imagine. I pray that everything works out for her. So nice of you to show so much love!

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  11. you are a great friend. and she is a beautiful woman. sending positive thoughts<3

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  12. wow, that is extremely sad, but i'm keeping her in my thoughts &hoping for the best for her. =/ my friend, who has had melanoma twice since 2005 had a biopsy done a couple weeks back &they found cancer cells, however, they said her margins are clear, meaning they removed it all. cancer is such a scary thing. hang in there, you're got a lot of support. <3

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  13. Pretty sure i have never cried like that ever over anything on the internet. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. From the bit I've just read on your blog, that's one classy and ballsy lady. Heading over to have a look at her blog now.

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  15. Terrible news. Going to check out her site.

    kathleen xx

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  16. Just passed by her blog.
    You are an amazing friend.
    Duda

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  17. That is so terrible! I looked at her blog. And hope she doesn't mind me saying she looks beautiful with out hair! :)

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  18. She is totally inspiring and seems like such an awesome, positive woman. I'll definitely keep updated with her blog. Abby x

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  19. Wow. This is so heartbreaking. I hope she is able to fight it. I'm definitely following. It's an inspiration to stop stress/worrying over every little thing and to start living a healthy life.

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  20. Thank you for sharing this, every female in my entire family (except me and my sister) has had ovarian/uterine cancer. I really love her blog and am happy to have been led there by you =)

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