Hi all!! Today is my 8th wedding anniversary. I’m extremely blessed and thankful to continue this journey with my bestfriend 😁♥️😁.
When I was first diagnosed with MS (4/13/2010) and learned about the debilitating disease, we were 24 years old. In my head, I thought the chance of having a fulfilled relationship was no more. Who would want to marry me when I’m sick? With the progression of the disease, my body would never be the same, who has the patience for that? I was preparing myself to no longer be with my high school sweetheart because I didn’t want to hold him back. As I shared the news it was devastating to us all, a lot of anger, tears, frustration but one thing stuck out. My then boyfriend said “I’m going to take care of you, I got you”. At the end of that year he asked me to marry him (12/25/2010) and we married 8/9/2012.
To all my dear friends and loved ones who battle illnesses, love and support goes a long way. Please don’t give up on the hope that you can have a meaningful relationship or marriage. Don’t let the disease take that away from you. You are worth MORE than these doctor reports. Thanks for reading! Have a great day!
It’s been a while and I thought it would be great to come back on a day that’s so important to me. One this day 10 years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It was a day that brought so many emotions but mostly ANSWERS AND CLARITY.
Through this battle, I’ve grown tougher skin, resilience, and a strength that was unknown to me. Wobbly legs, Numbness all over my body, nerve pain, headaches, confusion, memory issues, trigeminal neuralgia, uncontrolled shakes and falling because my legs give out on me; are most of the symptoms that my battle consist of. With this battle, I don’t fight it alone.
My family, friends, church family, and work family and MS Warrior family, have been extremely supportive throughout the journey. Because of them, I’m inspired to have purpose and to NEVER give up. Therefore, I’m so blessed to have a great support system.
Here I am today, ready to give birth at any moment and reflecting on a monumental day in my life. Thank you all for your support, donations to our “Nicole Cherise” team and most importantly prayers. I love you all, thanks for reading!