Generally, I am a positive person and deal with my daily problems with fortitude and positivity, but when I’m around those who are negative, I begin to feel negative because I deal with Cerebral Palsy, then I have to build myself back up again.
There is information out there about our emotions and health, so having Cerebral Palsy doesn’t help. Our emotions play a big part in whether we stay well or not. Emotional health affects the immune system, therefore putting the body back into a good emotional state is very important.
This is where the term dis-ease comes from. It means not being at ease with one-self. I saw that with my mum who emotionally didn’t cope well and at the age of just 68 years of age she died of Lung cancer. She had never been to see a doctor, was never ill, didn’t smoke, but did carry emotional stress, too much I feel.
For people living with Cerebral Palsy, not only do we have Cerebral Palsy and its effects to deal with, but other people’s inabilities to understand our symptoms.