Out of it today

I’ve mentioned before that Cerebral Palsy brings with it so many emotions. For the most part I am normally focused, strong and determined to work through my issues, but not today. I’m struggling a bit. My leg is weak and spastic. I often feel angry, frustrated and alone.

It is only when you constantly have to deal with something that you know you’re really on your own. I feel cheated, because for 46 years, I had no idea I had Cerebral Palsy. If I had have known earlier, I could have worked on myself a lot sooner. Premature ageing seems to be inevitable.

Developmental delays that accompany Cerebral Palsy, can keep some organs from developing at full capacity and levels of performance. As a consequence organs such as the veins, heart and arteries and the Pulmonary System, such as the lungs have to work harder to function. They may also age prematurely.

I am slowly learning more that I needed to know about, but none that I want to know about. Around 25% of adults with Cerebral Palsy have eyesight problems and between 18 to 39% have hearing problems. I have problems with my hearing. I can listen to someone talking but I don’t always hear them unless they are talking directly to me.

A good website to look at is www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_palsy


21 May, 2010

4 thoughts on “Out of it today

  1. This is a great web site, some good information and list of studies being done.

    The Premature aging, eyesight problems, hearing problems and arthritis, from putting too much stress on the joints worries me too.

    1. Thanks Bill. Yes, we’ll just have to wait and see how that pans out.

      I feel it’s probably more important for us to stay and keep ourselves well because of our physical difficulties.

  2. Sorry to hear you are having residual problems due to your Cerebral Palsy. When it rains it pours as we say here in America.

    Good luck to you in overcoming these obstacles, you are very strong willed and I know you will do your best.

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