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. I feel frustrated and angry.
It is only when you continually have to deal with something that you know you’re 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 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, 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. In a group situation I have no chance.