I finished 2018 the same way I started 2019, fighting the flu. I never take my health for granted, and it only takes one thing and the balance of the scales are tipped against me.
Christmas Day was fine. Being around a family member who was under the weather was all it took for me to get sick. As a result, I have been fighting flu made more complicated because I deal with respiratory issues, as part of cerebral palsy.
The harsh reality of Cerebral Palsy and being premature are both game changers in terms of my health. And as a child given the fact that I only knew about a bad foot and a bad leg, I continued to grow believing that’s all I had wrong with me.
As I continue to get older, the harsh realities of my health become more evident through things like respiratory problems. I’m not sure how serious the issue is, or whether in the longer term it’s something I need to be concerned about.
Me being premature and having cerebral palsy makes it worse. It’s something else that has been ignored that can’t be ignored, since I’ve been struggling on and off with the respiratory problems since I was 28.
What’s scary is having no correlation between cerebral palsy and my respiratory problems and how much worse my respiratory problems are because I deal with cerebral palsy.