Team Cheryle


Month: March 2016

The words I did not want to hear…

Hello, Team… I have an update to share with you. First, I want to thank the Spicer family (Patti, John, and Carrie) for my BEAUTIFUL flowers that were delivered today. It was just what I needed to brighten my day. (I will be adding pictures in a bit..)   Now, I can share my news. […]

How can I care for him, when I can’t care for myself?

I worked on this post a few weeks ago. I did not get a chance to post it. Some of the things I write about are painful. Not only to me but to the ones I love. I have been asked, “How do I what I do?” I do it because I Love him.  As […]

8 weeks

8 weeks 56 days 1,344 hours That is how long it has been since the accident. I have come to very far. I am very proud of all that I have accomplished. I work very hard, and keep working hard to get back to my normal. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, “she is not […]

Nursing class of 2016

THANK YOU For my card and gift cards, Nursing Class Spring 2016. The following message is for you…  In 62 days the Spring Nursing Class of 2016 from AACC will be anxiously waiting to have each of their names called. They will rise from each seat and walk to the stage, with big smiles on […]

the Left Coast

I want to share what was said to me yesterday:  “You’ll succeed at whatever you set your mind to do. You always do”  The person who said this to me, often flys under the radar. He is always in my corner. I know that he will always have my back. We don’t get to have […]

I have some good news to share…

Time for an Update: Hi team: I have been working hard with over the past few weeks. I am on a deadline to return to work. When I told my medical team that I had 12 weeks of FMLA, that I need to be able to return to work and  at the time we were […]

Same journey just a different view..

Today is the first day of spring! That means new beginnings, fresh starts and new growth. I have been reminded that a few times in my life I have been given the opportunities for a fresh start. Some of the opportunities I asked for and some I did not. When I started nursing school I […]

Adventure Log –>Day 51

Hello Team… I have been MIA for a few days and I wanted to check in with you. Today marks 7 weeks or day 51 of my adventure. I have decided to call this experience an adventure because when I looked up the definition of adventure. It stated an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience […]

The things I wish I could say…

Happy St. Patricks Day Do you ever have days that you have so many things to say, but you are not able too? I have so many things that I want to say, and I am not able too. I want to scream at the top of my lungs. I want to stand on the […]


Today, I needed a little pick me up.  I was sent this youtube link. It really helped me a lot. Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (video is below). The video is about 15 minutes long. But it’s worth the time it will take to watch it. He sends a powerful message if you only listen. […]

The one I can’t open…

I look at the envelope every day. I have almost ripped the seal a few times. I have even almost ripped it in half. I threw it in the trash once, but I took it back out again. I placed it on my bedside table. Some days I forget about it. Some days it’s the […]

What keeps me awake at night…

What keeps me awake at night?   Removing Glass: I have glass that I’m pulling out of my neck, chest, and back. Tiny little slivers that are working to the surface of my skin. I have been told that I will be doing this for years to come. School: Joining a new class to graduate […]

Whats new?

Hello, team! I have not talked to you in a few days. I figured that I would send out a few little updates: I got to spend the past two days doing some  PT outside. The weather has been beautiful. When I don’t have my leg up in the air, or with ice packs surrounding […]


According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of the word Independence: has two definitions: Simple Definition: independence freedom from outside control or support : the state of being independent the time when a country or region gains political freedom from outside control Full Definition of independence 1:  the quality or state of being independent I have decided to write a letter […]

Time turner

I’m going to take you back in time…Just for a few minutes, to  March 2013 I had just turned in my application to the nursing program. Steve had agreed to stand beside me and support me during the next two years. Knowing I would be doing something amazing. We knew it would be hard. We […]

Just be kind…

Often you will hear me say the following: Be kind to yourself and each other Treat others as you would like to be treated Be nice, because you never know when you might need a friend Tonight, I find myself being deeply hurt over something that happened to a friend of mine. Someone whom I consider […]

Thank you for checking in….

I just would like to say, Thank you… You..The one who is reading this right now…Yes, I’m talking to you. You have taken the time out of your day to see what is going on with me. I really appreciate that. I’m sorry if some of my blogs are long. This has been a learning […]

Good Afternoon, Team!!

Good Morning, Good Afternoon and if I don’t see you, Good Evening and Good Night….  Today starts my first day of ICE Therapy… Yup, it’s as cold as it sounds…it’s very cold.   My goal with this is to decrease the swelling in my ankle and knee. It’s kinda like the song that you can’t […]

What’s on for today?

How do you exercise? Some people go to the gym.  Some people run on the trail. Some people lift weights.  Me? I’m going to outpatient physical therapy. Woot woot!!   I am simply ready to get my life back. I have given up so much because of this accident; nursing school, work and my independence. I […]