I’ve had a little bit of an up and down day and it seems to have marred my mood this morning. Having watched my daughter take part in her first Race for Life UK, Cancer Research event; brought back bittersweet thoughts about my own struggles with Cerebral Palsy.
It was a long way back to the car and as I struggled to walk in the 26c heat, I started to feel sorry for myself and began to ask the same questions. I wanted to be back in that familiar place, until such a time I could deal with those same feelings.
Of course, I am immensely proud and encourage her and she has my total support. I must find acceptance on my own experiences. Inevitably, something always comes along to change the way I think and feel about things, then I find myself having to build myself back up.
As I see my family taking charge of their health, I sit back and contemplate my own. I need to be more pro-active and although I don’t see myself as being unhealthy, I know I will always have set-backs with a disability to deal with.
It would be interesting to know if there is anyone out there who has reached 70 and is still healthy living with Cerebral Palsy. It would take the pressure off any doubts I have living with Cerebral Palsy.