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Alexander Presthus

About Alexander Presthus

Im 27 years old and from Norway. I started this website in an attempt to spread knowledge about SD and CP in general in a more personal and direct fashion rather than your typical health website. My dream is for this website to become a portal where many different bloggers can contribute their knowledge for the betterment of all and to help spread knowledge about SD and CP and how it impacts their life. Stay tuned.
3 10, 2015
  • The Dark Side of CP

The Dark Side of CP

By |October 3rd, 2015|Mental|7 Comments

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 […]

30 09, 2015
  • Teenage years and CP

Teenage Years and CP

By |September 30th, 2015|Mental, Physical|8 Comments

This 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 post:

In […]

11 09, 2015

Tribute to Cerebral Palsy

By |September 11th, 2015|Mental|8 Comments

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 […]

31 08, 2015

An Open Letter To Parents: Guilt, Loss And Regret

By |August 31st, 2015|Parenting|26 Comments

I 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 […]

24 08, 2015
  • Cerebral Palsy and Sexuality

Cerebral Palsy and Sexuality

By |August 24th, 2015|Physical|8 Comments

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 it […]

21 07, 2015

Understanding Why – Parents Edition

By |July 21st, 2015|Mental|4 Comments

Why 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 […]

14 07, 2015
  • Cerebral palsy and perspective

A Matter of Perspective – CP & the Mind

By |July 14th, 2015|Mental|2 Comments

I 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 […]

7 07, 2015

Me Against the World – CP and Anger

By |July 7th, 2015|Mental|10 Comments

I´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 […]

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 […]