Piecing it all together

In one of my blogs I talk about comorbidity and how comorbidity works around cerebral palsy and why because I have cerebral palsy I have co-occurring conditions as part of the initial diagnosis. I am proud because in spite of my circumstances, I have been able to piece things together.

Since my initial diagnosis at the age of 46, I’ve had to continue to work through my symptoms to piece my disability together. Before that I had nothing. It feels good to be able to place my cerebral palsy, with difficulties with motor function, balance, movement, co-ordination, muscle tone and leg length difference and know what my diagnosis is.

Autism and Asperger’s are the co-occurring conditions that explain the developmental, emotional, neurological and psychological difficulties side to what I deal with. All my experiences fall into place now, but the difficulty I have is knowing where the overlap is and I need clarity on that.

Although my physical symptoms weren’t ignored, the emotional, neurological and psychological side to my condition were completely ignored. Without my blog, I would not have been able to pursue my need for the truth about my symptoms, my experiences, or my life. I am certain of that.

8 Sep, 2018

4 thoughts on “Piecing it all together

  1. Yes, your website has been amazing in helping me to finally make sense my own issues and how they tie in together.

    I just found out on Thursday that I have yet another label called ‘adjustment disorder,’ which I’m guessing they assumed was because I had been in the Army before.

    The reality is that I never learned how to adjust to a normal life thanks to my insanely dysfunctional childhood, which happened way before the Army.

    There are so many pieces that I need to put together that on most days I don’t even know where to start, but reading your blog every morning usually helps a lot in deciding which direction I need to go in.

    The hardest part now is that I will have to live alone for a while to do most of the work I need to do, but in the end it will have been a long time coming.

    1. Wow… amazing news Randy. I’m so pleased my website has been instrumental in helping you finally make sense of your own issues and how your issues tie in with your life and the experiences you’ve had to go through.

      Even though my blog has been going for 8 years now, I still go back to read my blogs. They’re a great help. My blogs are all still current. I think that’s the good thing about my blogs. They’re years old but they could have been written yesterday.

      But I do think it important we all piece our issues and experiences together, because that help us change our thinking. In the past I put up with a lot more than I put up with today.

      Having autism and Asperger’s I think helps with that. It is only through my blogs I have been able to put names to the symptoms.

      Thanks for tapping into and for reading my blogs on a daily basis. I appreciate the support.

  2. I am pleased you are one huge step closer to completing the puzzle that you have been left to solve.

    Your friends here at The CP Diary, are completing this journey with you so you are not alone in your quest.

    1. Me too, thank you. ‘Your friends here at The CP Diary are completing this journey with you so you are not alone in your quest.’

      It’s a joint effort and equal on all sides. As you complete my journey with me, I am with you as you complete your own journey through what you deal with.

      My thoughts and feelings tell a story and send out a message for others to solve their own puzzles.

      That’s what makes my website and blogs totally unique.

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