Every now and again, I begin to concern myself over my long-term health issues because I deal with Cerebral Palsy and problems arising from my birth.
I cruise beautifully for a finite time, then something rocks the apple cart. Having gone through quite a lot of stress in the last two to three years, it’s not surprising then that something tips my health over the edge and I end up having to deal with re-occurring health issues again.
I remember being mentally very tough as a child. I had to be. Whatever got thrown my way I dealt with, not always appropriately; but I was never scared to work through my issues. I just took it that this was the life I had been given. I never gave it a second’s thought.
I had numerous hospital stays as a child, but none of them seemed to bother me. My physical problems over the years had more attention than my siblings’ health combined. They weren’t pleased, but like them I had no choice. Health wise now, I fleet between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and digestion problems, with stress usually being the underlying cause.
I try to cut stress down to size, but of course that’s not always easy to do; particularly when it comes in through the back door. It’s usually centred around my extended family. That’s usually where the bulk of my stress comes from.