A Thank You to a Physio

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap] don’t do well with change and yesterday was a big change for me. I had a seating appointment to make adjustments to my chairs, but it was also my last official appointment with the physiotherapist that has worked with me as long as I can remember. I didn’t show it when we were saying […]

Cerebral Palsy and Pain

Pain. We all feel it. The only difference is how much we feel. That’s why doctors invented the pain scale. It’s a way to measure pain when patients can’t describe it. A ten is the absolute worst pain you’ve ever felt. On the opposite end of the scale a one indicates hardly any pain at […]

10 Small Victories in Life With Cerebral Palsy

[fusion_text]Ah, victory; that wonderful feeling of winning a race, getting a promotion, or finding the man (or woman) of your dreams. There’s nothing quite like the sense of accomplishment that comes from succeeding at big things. That sense of accomplishments can come from small things too, especially for me. Living with Cerebral Palsy has caused […]

CP And It´s Purpose

[fusion_text][dropcap]G[/dropcap]od only gives people what they can handle. That saying has been thrown around more times than I can count. Well God’s definition of handling it and mine must be quite different because from where I sit He picked the wrong person to be born with CP. What exactly does handling it mean? Whatever it […]

Cerebral Palsy and Help from Others

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap] like to think of myself as a pretty self-sufficient person, but the truth is I’m not. Place me in an environment that’s inaccessible (stairs, tiny doorways, small bathroom, etc.) and I’m pretty much helpless. This is where the kindness of others comes in and saves the day. To better illustrate what I mean I’m […]

Cerebral Palsy and Identity

[fusion_text][dropcap]L[/dropcap]ike most people my age I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately. Trying to figure out what I want to do and who I want to be requires a lot of thought. Recently though, my soul searching has been taking a different turn. I’ve been thinking a lot about the person I already […]

Cerebral Palsy and Social Anxiety

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When people think of Cerebral Palsy, more often than not, the first thing to come to their mind is the physical aspects of it. They think of tight muscles, trouble talking and walking, wheelchairs, walkers, leg braces, and physical therapy. Very rarely does a person think of the effect that CP can have on someone’s […]