March Is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

March Is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

31st March ’17
First day out – post surgery

30th April, 2017

Sheffield, England.

This time last year, after years of many unrelated diagnosis, I was wheeled out of the hospital with a fitting diagnosis – an Auto Immune Condition, where my lymph nodes & muscles were attacked.

The relief from the mystery of not knowing what was attacking me cant be quantified with words. I remember being extremely happy and grateful.

I finally got a feel & smell of fresh air. #SpringtimeFeeling

I never intend to own the disease, but I am grateful that I finally got a name to whatever was torturing my body & soul.

March is Autoimmune Awareness month. Owing to the fact that people ask what my diagnosis was & have no knowledge about it, I will contribute by giving a brief detail about what It is.

Medical Profession: it’s a disease whereby your immune system attacks your body, mistaking it as the enemy.

As absurd as it sounds, it’s given a lot of people like me hope — to find alternative lifestyle choices, aiding a complete reversal of my body —ridding it off every shackle.

Personal Research: Your body loves you & will not betray you. There are antibodies that attack the body, not the stipulated theory of your body attacking itself. These antibodies have been created by the body to protect itself from an outside intruder & acts as an indicator that something is being attacked.

I am still in the process of learning about it & how to be healthier.  But one thing I am certain about, I will always treat my body like the temple it is — loving it by not accepting my immune system failed me — I will guard my emotions by constantly feeding it with happiness — I will nourish my soul with the word of God — I will feed my body with food/herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties: Dark green leaves, strawberries, cherries, mangoes, blueberries, green tea, black pepper, kiwi,  sage, rosemary, turmeric, ginger, garlic & cloves.

All our experiences are singular & everyone’s healing path is unique. The only constant is the POWER OF THE MIND & your faith in God — His promises — in knowing that you will conquer & ‘this too shall pass.’

For anyone living in fear of the unknown, I need you to keep stirring your hope – feed your faith – keep your light burning – resist giving into fear. Trust God. You’ll remember this day, appreciating the miracle that you are.

I recommend you follow @medicalmedium & @healdocumentary on Instagram,  as their spiritual and scientific knowledge has been beneficial to my healing journey.

Love always,

Nicole.

 

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This is my story

Hey there, I am Nicole and this is my Survival Story in style.

I was living my best life, feeling quite balanced: physically, spiritually and emotionally, until May 2015 when I fell chronically ill with series of unrelated diagnosis. I eventually got a breakthrough in March 2017 with a provisional diagnosis: Inflammatory Myositis, an autoimmune condition.

It's been a whirlwind journey: from immense pain, to tears, laughter, love, comfort, fellowship, fear, confusion, anger, despondence.

And then, Hope.

Somehow, all the suffering I had to endure has lit my way and given me new courage to face and live my life victoriously and cheerfully.

I am grateful for this whole experience, as it has pivoted me into a different spiritual realm {The Zoe Life} and reshaped my general mentality about life.

This blog chronicles my walk through the valley and shadows. I will be giving my best to you, my readers, by stealing momemts to do the things I love: which is to share my catharsis through words & my complete passion for FASHION & STYLE, in hope that it will encourage and inspire you.

I hope we remain a community that support and uplift each other.