Archive | May, 2010

Fitting in

31 May

My blog today is very closely linked to one or two other blogs already written on the site, but I feel it still needs to be addressed as a blog in its own right.

How many of us living with a condition really feel that we fit into our lives with what we continually have to deal with, whether we deal with Depression, Bipolar, MS or Cerebral Palsy? These conditions constantly need addressing and re-addressing daily and takes a different …

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Staying positive

30 May

I find that my days always have a marked affect on my mood as far as my cerebral palsy is concerned. I can start off swimmingly with such positive thoughts then my mood spirals down. I need people in my life who are positive, but in reality my life doesn’t work like that.

I see myself as being positive, but it’s not possible for me to help others see themselves positively without them wanting to contribute to their own lives. There is often too much negativity …

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Problems with organs and CP

29 May

I am looking for information on organs that may age prematurely because of Cerebral Palsy.

I have been told that although I was born 6 weeks premature, my internal organs will have renewed themselves to their natural maturity, but the little information I have says that organs will start to …

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28 May

A very good friend of mine posted a reply to my journal entitled, Does one ever accept CP? and I believe his response was absolutely right.

In society, in the work place and in the home very few people look beyond the disability, to see the real person underneath. I think as individuals we need to be more accepting of ourselves before we …

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Does one ever accept CP?

27 May

I have gone over this question so many times it’s wearing me out, but like other conditions I think the answer depends on how I feel I’m coping. Some days I feel I have accepted the fact that I have Cerebral Palsy, other days I know I haven’t.

I manage my emotions. On some days, the task of accepting Cerebral Palsy seems almost too daunting. For me there is still too much negativity around the condition. Unfortunately, there is little …

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Cerebral Palsy

26 May

Cerebral Palsy constantly throws emotional thoughts at me that I have to deal with and when I have an issue to deal with, it tends to impact how I feel about my Cerebral Palsy; it gets bigger. It is the little things that remind me that I have to deal with Cerebral Palsy that …

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A positive story

25 May

Daniel’s experiences of having been assaulted three weeks ago in Dundee on his way back to St Andrews and coming back from the brink with an almost flawless attitude leaves me with such admiration for him. He has chosen to dust himself down and get right back up again.

As a family the experience has changed us, but not altogether in a bad way. We do see a different side to our lives now and although we have taken different experiences from Daniel’s experience …

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I’ve done as much as I can

24 May

In March 2009 I finally got a diagnosis on my childhood problems, being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. I wanted to know about my disability; a starting point on my journey. Shortly after that I went to see a Neurologist who agreed to write to the hospital where I was born to see if there were any facts or information that would tell me more.

I now know that I had a stroke. I am more than convinced that the stroke happened whilst I was being born, because my mum had said our birth was difficult. My twin was born 57 minutes …

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Sleep problems

23 May

Sleep is essential for health and well-being. It helps with energy levels and moods. Sleep also helps with learning, memory, attention and concentration. A lack of sleep may interfere with all of these.

As adults we need at least 7 to 8 hours sleep each night, but I know I don’t get that. If I go to bed around 10:30 I can guarantee that by 2:30 am I will have woken up. I wake up as if I’m ready to …

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The emotional stress of living with cerebral palsy

22 May

Generally I am a positive person and deal with my day-to-day problems with fortitude and positivity, but when I’ m around people who are negative, I begin to feel negative about my Cerebral Palsy, not necessarily me, then I have to build myself back up again.

There is information out there about emotions and personal health. Having Cerebral Palsy doesn’t help. I believe emotions do play a big part in whether we stay well or not. Emotional health affects …

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