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 ❤
It’s not easy to give trust but when it comes to the Lord, I have to! God is a healer and I have faith that I will be healed.
I hope you warriors and caregivers remember that. You are bigger and stronger. I’m here friends.
Nicole Cherise ❤
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading!
Today has been one of those days. As a MS Warrior, I often deal with chronic pain, fatigue and weakness. However, I know that joy comes in the morning and I’ll be ok.
Keep that in mind friends. Your illness doesnt not define you. You will be ok.
Illness, one thing we don’t want to discuss, see or have to deal with. It’s rough to go through an illness and it’s even harder when someone you love is sick. It’s hard for a caregiver and loved ones because they would give anything to take the pain away or get angry that there is Nothing they can do. But there is something you can do.
If they have a rare disease, educate yourself. Even if you have heard of it, gain knowledge of the disease so that you can try to understand what’s happening to his or her body.
Be supportive to your loved one. They will feel isolated, angry, sad and more. If they need help, do so. Many people (like myself) have pride and won’t ask for help but reassure him or her that you will come over and help even if it’s to do the dishes. You would be surprised how happy your generosity can help.
Be strong but realize they are strong too. You should be sensitive to them and their needs. Many times someone battling a disease will push their limits but if he or she says that they can do something believe them and let them get their rest. As a person who fights against Multiple Sclerosis, I do push myself and “appear” fine when in reality, I’m not. The strength of my husband and parents are what keeps me going. My family and friends are wonderful as well. They all understand that when I need rest or I’m not feeling well, I can’t always jump and be on the go like I used to.
I pray they find a cure to the diseases that our loved ones are battling and for our loved ones who have passed away. Until then, cherish your loved ones and just let them remember how much they mean to you because you truly mean the most to them, trust me 🙂
Thanks for reading