Category: Health

Motivational Monday: the Sunrise

Happy Motivational Monday friends!

I know Mondays can come in tough especially when we had a busy weekend and a pending busy work week ahead. I, too, have to really push myself as well but today was different.

I over slept today, had to rush to get my son ready for preschool and as we were waiting for his bus, I saw the sunrise. It was at that moment that I picked him up to view it as well. Now, I know you may be thinking what’s so special about that? It’s special because I haven’t been feeling well.

Ever since the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, my left leg has been on and off weak, I’ve been experiencing nerve pain in the left side of my head and a new recent issue with my ear. I have not been able to HOP out of the bed, I’ve needed walking assistance during the first steps after getting out of the bed. Also, as I held my son watching the beautiful sky, I realized that I haven’t been able to hold him for that length of time the past couple of weeks. Therefore, I immediately thanked God.

As a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Warrior, I have to be grateful for those moments because the disease is unpredictable. I’ll feel great now then a hour later, it can go down hill again. On today though, I had another chance at Life. Just as the Sunrises, I know many are fighting their lives just to see that and I won’t take that for granted. I’m here for a reason, another opportunity to succeed while the sunrises for my soul. If you’re reading this, you too had another opportunity at the hustle and bustle of life.

Friends, I hope you have a wonderful week, I’m grateful for your support and I’m here to support you as well!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Testimony

Emotional Days happen.

MS symptoms can try to take over my spirit. Being a wife, a mother, a scholar, and a hard worker can be overwhelming. I’m sure many of you have felt the same. I’m here to tell you that victory is ours.

This picture was taken after crying my little heart out but a crooked smile was able to surface. I continued to think about my “why?” and I was able to wooo saaa and calm down. I pray that you all can find reason to smile after your storms. I’m here for you if you need me ♥️

Thank you for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Take advantage of every moment you get

I took this picture at the gym after getting off the treadmill and leg machine. Now, I don’t go as often as I’d like but when I can I do. My shirt says Warrior because I believe that’s exactly what we are. 

Stay strong friends. No matter what battles you are currently facing, just know you are not alone and you Are strong! 

Nicole Cherise ❤️

MS Sister, Jamie-Lynn 

Hi Friends!

I was so excited when I got my issue of Neurology Now magazine! It features  Jamie-Lynn Sigler, an actress who went public about her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.

I entitled this post,”MS Sister” because when it comes to MS Warriors, I look at them as sisters and brothers. If you haven’t seen or read the article, please do! 

I’m so happy for Jamie-Lynn. I know opening up about MS wasn’t easy (especially as an actress) but it’s good for those who are scared to know that they are not alone. We are in this battle together. We are Mighty Strong!!

Nicole Cherise ❤

Confession

Hi great people!

As a person who battles a chronic illness (Multiple Sclerosis), I am doing my best to remain strong. I do KNOW that my strength comes from the Lord 💪🏾 therefore, giving up can never an option.

I would be a liar if I said I wasn’t scared. I don’t let these feelings consume me everyday because I’m trying to enjoy every moment of life. To help me with this is that I look to my loved ones as my “why” and Purpose. 

What about my other warriors out there? Those who battle illness, has this been you? 

Thanks for reading friends!

Nicole Cherise ❤

Staying strong with an illness


I see you. I feel for you. I am you. 

Battling Multiple Sclerosis, is very trying at times. I want to scream, I want to cry, I want to punch a wall! The symptoms are too much at times. So what is it that I do to stay strong? 
I take a deep breath first. I allow myself to calm down. Our symptoms will not go away or subside while we are still in panic mode, so this is very important. 

The next thing I do is find a distraction. For myself, it’s praying, watching a movie, listening to music, spending quality time with my family and writing. Find something that brings happiness to you. If you find a positive distraction, you can cope better through the symptoms. 
I’m often asked how do I stay strong and these are just a few things that I do. 
What do you do to cope through symptoms of an illness? 
If anyone needs help with this, please feel free to email me at iamnicolecherise@gmail.com 
Thank you for reading!