Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of the things that was an issue for me as a child was drooling. I personally feel that my drooling has lessened with age. I have noted a sense of relaxation in my facial muscles and thus the drooling improved. As a kid I used to wear wrist sweat bands to help wipe away the moisture from my skin.
This isn’t to say I don’t drool today it just happens when I am tired or when my facial muscles go from tight to relaxed without warning. The fact is there isn’t much in my knowledge hat you can do to prevent this inconvenient issue but I know that it became less of an issue for me with age. I don’t know if its just me, or if this is just my personal experience with drooling but none the less I thought it was worth exploring as I have seen a lot of discussion.
I’m curious is drooling an issue for you now was it an issue for you as a child how did you manage it?
Wheelchair seating in a theater (i.e. giving a dedicated, convenient space left free for a user to position his own wheelchair in the cinema). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Support for family and friends of people who have members with a physical disability. So you want to be of support, but are unsure how to be? Continue reading
I feel it’s healthy to stay positive so I ask the question what three things have made you happy today?
I love fall
watching a great dvd
my muscles are relaxed
117.365: smart people ask for help! (Photo credit: ECI Photography)
Do you know how to advocate for your needs? As a person with a disability it is an important thing to know how to do. It is not something we are born learning how to do, but rather being able to advocate for your self or on behalf of someone else is a learned skill. Continue reading
English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine, USA 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Have you ever stopped to reflect on why Canada and the united states celebrate thanksgiving at different times. Being that today is Canadian thanksgiving I was wondering this so I did a little research into the subject for this post. Continue reading
When I look at myself I don’t see my disability, in fact its vastly the opposite I see my abilities first. Sure, there is no ignoring the fact that I have one being that a lot of the things I do, are done in a physically different way then my peers to get the same out come. As much as I wouldn’t trade having cerebral palsy for being able bodied, having a disability comes with its own unique set of challenges like social isolation and a sense of invisibility. Continue reading
Fine motor skills is an issue for many with cerebral palsy, myself included. Basically to explain what this means for me I will use an example: intricate tasks such as sewing a button onto something or stringing a string of beads is very difficult. But I hear you all saying how often do I do these examples. I know probably not all that often. But let me ask you this how often do you do up a button in a day? Probably fairly often if you have buttons on your clothes. That is a task I find difficult because yes that requires fine motor skills. Continue reading
Do you remember your first bike? When I was a kid,like most children I wanted to learn to ride a bike. This led me to try riding my sisters hand-me-down bike without much success. This is because as for anyone learning to ride a bike the initial coordination is a challenge. But, when you struggle to physically keep your balance in a general sense this task was virtually impossible. Continue reading
English: Puvis, MS., December 17, 2005 — Vicki Killinsgworth, the incoming president of Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), a disability-right group in Mississippi, leaves a FEMA ADA-compliant trailer on exhibit at the Purvis, MS staging area. The interior of the trailer has been configured to allow people with physical disabilities to be able to use the trailer. Patsy Lynch/FEMA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have written on the subject of disability and climate and how it impacts my life, a few times before but when we go from the warm summer weather to the chill of autumn temperatures by body takes a toll. It seems the cooler makes me very aware of my disability and the effect of tight muscles due to cerebral palsy Continue reading
Being mindful of what your audience needs are is half the battle of blogging. So I look back at where I have been in the past almost five years and I am humbled. I have been asked why my blog is successful as it is and I think it is because my niche is still very small there is only a handful of us from around the globe blogging about life with cerebral palsy. I take to heart what my readers tell me and I recognize that blogging isn’t a solitary activity. Sure the initial writing of the post is, but I always look forward to the comments and suggestions I receive in both email and in the comments section of my blog. Continue reading