I’ve mentioned before that Cerebral Palsy brings with it so many emotions. For the most part I am normally focused, strong and determined to work through my issues, but not today. I’m struggling a bit. My leg is weak and spastic. I often feel angry, frustrated and alone.
It is only when you constantly have to deal with something that you know you’re really on your own. I feel cheated, because for 46 years, I had no idea I had Cerebral Palsy. If I had have known earlier, I could have worked on myself a lot sooner. Premature ageing seems to be inevitable.
Developmental delays that accompany Cerebral Palsy, can keep some organs from developing at full capacity and levels of performance. As a consequence organs such as the veins, heart and arteries and the Pulmonary System, such as the lungs have to work harder to function. They may also age prematurely.
I am slowly learning more that I needed to know about, but none that I want to know about. Around 25% of adults with Cerebral Palsy have eyesight problems and between 18 to 39% have hearing problems. I have problems with my hearing. I can listen to someone talking but I don’t always hear them unless they are talking directly to me.
A good website to look at is www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_palsy