It is true that we can be predisposed to certain diseases that we can change, so that we don’t inherit something that someone in our family has, but what about something that you have because someone else made an error of judgment, in other words a mistake.
My cerebral palsy wasn’t a freak of nature from birth. I know that now. I developed normally in the womb before I was born, being the younger twin and weighing more than my twin at birth, one hour after her. It was an accident, but in my case it didn’t have to happen.
I am now looking at what I deal with and questioning whether some of what I deal with is because of a predisposition of problems associated with cerebral palsy, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Having dysfunctional bowel problems as a child, probably has a lot to do with me having it now.
What about my future with cerebral palsy?
Dealing with cerebral palsy means I could also potentially be looking at arthritis and osteoporosis and that would be something that I may have to deal with in the future. Now I have to spend my life keeping myself as healthy and as fit as I can, mentally, physically and nutritionally, in the hope that I don’t go on to inherit either of these conditions.
Does that make it a predisposition? Yes it does, because both these conditions are linked to what I deal with and not through an unhealthy lifestyle I might have chosen for myself.
I cannot change the mistake of what someone else failed to stop, I can only change my mindset, something I’m still working on through my writing.