It’s a fact that someone with cerebral palsy uses 3 to 5 times more energy to do the same things as someone without cerebral palsy, so it stands to reason that because I have cerebral palsy, I will tire more quickly when I over exert myself.
It also stands to reason that the older we get, the more tired we will become so living with cerebral palsy means I will tire 3 to 5 times more as I age, than someone ageing without the condition. Over the last few months I have noticed more of a dip in my energy levels and although I still manage to take walks, when I do walk for long periods it now takes me a lot longer to recover.
Taking a walk, results in me having to rest for between 3 to 4 hours, only then do I begin to feel normal again. Mentally and physically it takes me time to recover. The scary part about cerebral palsy is that I’m struggling not only to keep up with the condition, but also to understand the enormity behind what I deal with.
Also, not being able to live a normal life and when new things crop up, having to understand and deal with those too. It’s emotionally and mentally tiring.