I’m taking a break today from my writings on emotional detachment to talk about the significance of my Cerebral Palsy problems, as I age.
I have already written a blog here on the site about arthritis and osteoporosis and the effects of muscle and joint problems because of Cerebral Palsy, as I get older, but I still go back to my thoughts on prematurity and wonder whether my being premature will have consequences for me throughout my golden years?
I have mentioned and still have Digestion and Reflux problems. Of course there is uncertainty for others too who don’t deal with Cerebral Palsy and who deal with their own conditions; but with conditions like MS and Parkinson’s Disease, there is information out there that explains what that particular patient may have to face. It doesn’t make it any easier of course, but to be informed is to be forearmed, you work your life around what you know of your condition.
For those of us with Cerebral Palsy, there is no more information than what we already have, but in the meantime, I will continue to concentrate on the other side of my health, by taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement; vitamin C to boost my immunity; a Calcium and Magnesium supplement to help with strong bones and antioxidants to eliminate free radicals, so that my cells stay healthy. I will also continue to exercise.
I will spend time concentrating on my diet too to make sure I’m eating foods that won’t interfere with IBS, digestion or reflux. I am hoping that if prematurity and problems with my organs are a problem as I age, my healthier lifestyle will help bridge the gap for a finite time, but I am also well aware that I have no guarantees on that and the rest of my health as far as Cerebral Palsy and prematurity are concerned.
What I’m doing has to be better than nothing. I think I would be worse off without all that I do.