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, then I have to build myself back up again.
There isn’t much information out there about the link between emotions and health, but emotions and the psychological effects of cerebral palsy play a big part in whether we stay well or not. Emotional health does affect the immune system, so keeping ourselves in a good emotional state is very important.
People like myself living with cerebral palsy don’t only have the condition to deal with, but other people’s inability to understand our problems. This can cause us extra stress, put the pressure on us emotionally and it’s that which knocks our immunity.