The winter months bother me physically, because I deal with Cerebral Palsy. I have now noticed a change in my strength on my left side.
My leg tone has always been noticeable thinner, weaker and never as strong as my right, but I never knew until recently there is evidence of cerebral palsy in my arm too, which tends to feel worse in the winter.
I remember wanting to talk about my physical issues but no one was listening. I was desperate to be heard and helped, but all my efforts diminished and I eventually gave up trying.
The act of listening is a blessing, even if it doesn’t cure. Cerebral Palsy isn’t something that goes away, it isn’t something that will be sorted. It’s for me to accept. Some days I’m okay, other days I struggle. I bounce back.
I’ve never once felt sorry for myself. Because I never understood what I was dealing with, my physical issues in my formative years became my primary focus. With no support, it was not easy taking my mind off it.
With the help of my site, this is a positive first step.