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I manage and live with Cerebral Palsy, but I also know I have to have good health, because good health is the catalyst for me managing Cerebral Palsy on a daily basis.

When I started The CP Diary I had no ideas about what I was going to write about, or what would work best on the site.  All I knew is that I had been recently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and …

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30 Jun, 2010

Healing conflict from within

Conflicts are inevitable. However hard we try it will be hard to permanently avoid them, but the stronger we are and become, the more we will be capable of handling conflict, potentially without having to cut ties.

I also believe we walk away from conflict, as we are afraid to deeply look within ourselves. Living with Cerebral Palsy as a child, meant that I had more of my own internal conflict to deal with …

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29 Jun, 2010


I’m having one of those days playing catch up and waiting for phone calls that seem to be taking forever.

Life would be easier if people who said they were going to ring, rang back. It’s just so frustrating. No doubt this afternoon I’ll have to chase. I’m probably unconsciously thinking about other …

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28 Jun, 2010

Opinions, but the wrong ones

This blog isn’t intended at anyone in particular. It’s not my way, but because as a child I was never taught to have an opinion, I consequently never expressed one.

I sometimes wonder why people have opinions about everyone and everything and why those opinions then become part of our everyday lives. I think it makes what we deal with so much harder …

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27 Jun, 2010

Lessening the impact

In the 1960’s when I was born, the situation for children with disabilities was very different. Parents didn’t always know how to deal with their child with the disability.

There was also a stigma behind disability and rather than embrace the disability, those children were considered outcasts. Parents were embarrassed about their children and what other parents and …

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24 Jun, 2010

Evaluating my life

I know that the realisation that I could have researched my birth notes many years ago, has left me with a lot of uncertainty, a closing door that could have given me the answers, acceptance or closure on what I know now to be Cerebral Palsy.

I cannot change where I am, or cannot change what might have been, I can only go forward and redress the balance on where I go from here. A year ago I had an MRI scan, I got a diagnosis. It’s also …

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23 Jun, 2010


I am writing this blog because it will not only help me, but hopefully will help others with what they have to deal with, when they cannot see a way through what seems like a massive blur.

There is no doubt that I have been let down badly, by those who should have protected, supported and helped me, both personally and by those who work in the system, particularly school. I feel …

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22 Jun, 2010

Goodbye to negative feelings

This is the first time in a long time that I have had so many negative feelings, brought on by so much negativity going on around me. What I was going to write about today I will write about tomorrow.

My job today is to turn my negative feelings around, so that I can concentrate on the positive aspects to my day. The Cerebral Palsy issue doesn’t seem to be bothering me. I’m not sure why …

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21 Jun, 2010