Monthly Archives: January 2015

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25 01, 2015

5 Late Effects of Cerebral Palsy

By |January 25th, 2015|Physical|73 Comments

Living with CP now a days is usually pretty okay, I am happy with who I am, and I feel I get to use the CP and the experiences it has given me, to help people, especially on this website. I will admit however that I am noticing physically that I´ve lived with this condition […]

20 01, 2015

5 Small Things That Make A Big Difference

By |January 20th, 2015|Mental, Physical|22 Comments

I´m not one to sweat the small stuff. I´ve always tried to not care about the small things and to not let them get me down. Yet, when I look back at things that hurt me the most in regards to the CP, it was always the small things, that perhaps people didn’t think mattered […]

17 01, 2015

CP: Physically Speaking – Surgeries and Experiences

By |January 17th, 2015|Physical|9 Comments

Cerebral Palsy has made its presence known physically (and mentally) since I was born. Whilst my mind has gotten its fair share of challenges due to the CP, so is also the case with my body. The physical aspects of CP are often the most talked about, online, by doctors, other healthcare professionals and at […]

16 01, 2015
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True and False Ableism

By |January 16th, 2015|Mental, Parenting|0 Comments

After having observed a growing trend in the community of what I would call a forming schism between those with CP (or disabled in general) and those able bodied, in many cases parents of children with CP, I feel I have to write about this topic. It greatly saddens me to see this division forming, […]

14 01, 2015

Growing Up with Independence: Not Easy but Essential

By |January 14th, 2015|Parenting|4 Comments

My beautiful Allison was born on October 19, 1999. She was my third child at the time, and there were no issues with her full-term delivery. At around 16-months, we noticed that she was not reaching many of the usual mobility milestones. This is when more than ten years of testing began in an attempt […]

12 01, 2015
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CP and Guilt – No, It´s not Your Fault

By |January 12th, 2015|Mental, Parenting|5 Comments

Have you ever felt guilty about your child´s CP? Have you ever felt like maybe you did something wrong, that just maybe if you had done something differently this wouldn´t have happened? Do you feel guilty for thinking or feeling any of the above? You are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and […]

7 01, 2015

Depression, Self-Hatred and CP – My Experiences

By |January 7th, 2015|Mental|7 Comments

I really hated myself sometimes. I could not stand who I was. After all I couldn´t do anything, I couldn´t achieve anything. In every activity I started, be it a school activity or something as simple as vacuuming, the most likely outcome in my mind was failure and further validation of my own inadequacy. If I had to […]