The Dark Side of CP

The Dark Side of CP

This post is written by my “dark side”; the part of my mind, that is no longer allowed control and direction, but that I thought I´d let out for this post, in hopes that others would understand that they are not alone. Perhaps also to show parents and others, some of the thoughts that may […]

Teenage Years and CP

Teenage years and CP

[fusion_text][dropcap]T[/dropcap]his post will be sort of a tie in to my previous and rather popular post Early Childhood and CP. This one as you may have guessed from the title will revolve around my teenage years, and how the CP affected me during those already turbulent times. Click play to listen to a recording of this […]

Tribute to Cerebral Palsy

I have hated you, I have cursed you, and I have admitted defeat to you, I have wanted to escape life with you. But today I want to thank you, for all the things you have given to me, and I hope that you will continue to help me learn things as I go through […]

An Open Letter To Parents: Guilt, Loss And Regret

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap] don´t know what its like to have a child with CP, and I don’t know what it feels like when you are told the diagnosis for the first time. However, I think we can all benefit from talking about the hard things, the things that  we would rather keep to ourselves, in the fear […]

Cerebral Palsy and Sexuality

Cerebral Palsy and Sexuality

Sex. A topic that invoke feelings and thoughts of happiness and sadness, fear and joy, insecurity and intimacy to name a few, whether they have CP or not. But when you have CP it can complicate matters a little, both physically and emotionally. And while I have been somewhat reluctant to write about this, I think […]

Understanding Why – Parents Edition

[fusion_text][dropcap]W[/dropcap]hy me? How did I get CP? Why does my child have Cerebral Palsy? Did I do something wrong? Did the doctors make a mistake? What went wrong? These are all questions that I have asked myself or they are questions I know that my parents or other parents of children with CP have asked […]

A Matter of Perspective – CP & the Mind

Cerebral palsy and perspective

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap] remember thinking life was really unfair. Why should I have to suffer through this life with CP, when the great majority of people could live a normal life? Why did I have get hours of pain after having played soccer with my friends, and why did I have to suck at every physical activity, and […]

Me Against the World – CP and Anger

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap]´ve always considered myself a pretty peaceful guy, especially from my mid twenties and till the present. But the truth is I´ve been angry, the type of angry that made me throw things against the wall, slam the doors shut or just scream. Sure, I got angry at the “normal things” like others do, but there […]

5 Late Effects of Cerebral Palsy

[fusion_text][dropcap]L[/dropcap]iving 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 […]

5 Small Things That Make A Big Difference

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap]´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 […]