the plight of tightness

I wish I could describe the frustrating feelings I am having lately. I feel like a caged bird restricted by tight hips. Today in preparing to get into my Kaye walker my friend who also has cerebral palsy and has master the art of putting on my shoes not an easy thing to do, we got talking with mom about me putting on my own shoes on.

This is something I’ve dreamed of that last piece toward self independence. I can dress myself, shower myself and do the majority of daily living tasks except cooking (that’s a fear thing more than anything else) and putting on my shoes.
The issue for me of my shoes stems out of my lack of flexibility in my hips, with work I am optimistic that I’ll be able to loosen those muscles. That seems to be the plight of everyone I know with cerebral palsy varying degrees of annoying muscle tightness. I have done my best to describe what that feels like for all who don’t have a reference point.
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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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2 Responses to the plight of tightness

  1. Adelaide Dupont says:

    About the shoe thing:

    Does your friend put on her own shoes, or does she put on yours?

    (I didn’t quite understand that sentence referring to it!)

    Someone else talked about that last step to independence. Everyone seems to have a different one.

    (And I read something about wheelchairs and shoes, and why some people who use wheelchairs don’t necessarily wear shoes).

  2. lifeofthedifferentlyabled says:

    she can do her own and puts mine on she can’t tie and and can’t reach to tie my own!

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