I wake up and still can’t stop thinking about the process of how I got to this place. Not only was my ‘foot drop’ not referred to in any of my medical notes, but I have now learned that I have it because of a difference in leg length and a paralysis.
I have always known about the leg length difference, but no one else has ever mentioned the fact that I have a paralysis on my lef side. However, it does tie in with me having little muscle mass or working muscle, on my affected side.
I never equated cerebral palsy to a paralysis, because they don’t tell you that’s what it is, but it would explain why I would drag my leg, and why I couldn’t pick my foot up when I walked as a child.
I also didn’t know until fairly recently when I discovered further correspondence, that the specialist I was under took advice from another specialist because he had concerns I was being overlooked, and he didn’t know what to do about it.
The response he got was if parents weren’t interested, there was nothing he could do to intervene. My parents not being interested, ties in with what I was told just before my father passed.