Generally, I am a positive person and deal with my problems with fortitude and positivity, but when I’m around those who are negative, I begin to feel negative because I deal with Cerebral Palsy, then I have to build myself back up again.
There isn’t information out there about our emotions and health, so having Cerebral Palsy doesn’t help. But emotions play a big part in whether we stay well or not. Because emotional health affects the immune system, putting the body back into a good emotional state is very important.
For people living with Cerebral Palsy, not only do we have Cerebral Palsy and its effects to deal with, but also other people’s inabilities to understand our symptoms, which can cause us stress.