I’m going fast as I can please don’t make me rush

Perhaps, one of the most frustrating things for me the amount of time it takes to accomplish what others deem a quick task. Things that require a lot of fine motor skills and dexterity can often take a long longer … Continue reading

The reality of tendon surgery for me

I’ve only really ever had two major surgeries in my life. The first, when I was about four was a fairly common surgery to cerebral palsy. The surgery was a tendon lengthening. After trying a custom wordpress plugin my blog’s … Continue reading

cerebral palsy winter survival guide unique tips to keep you happy and prevent tight muscles

If you are as lucky as I am to live in a place with snow and have cerebral palsy you probably can relate to this post. I am not alone when I say: I love winter and snow, but my … Continue reading

looking at life through the lens of fine motor skills

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 … Continue reading

Limitations on a Child with Cerebral Palsy and Helping their Friends Understand

Cerebral palsy doesn’t define me, when I was a child probably the biggest question my peers would ask was if I missed being able to do certain things. Things that due to the physical limitations I have never experienced or … Continue reading

pain and cerebral palsy

Recently, I have had a lot of questions about cerebral palsy and if it causes pain. I find this a difficult question to answer because cerebral palsy impacts every person differently. This post by its nature than can only speak … Continue reading

Cerebral palsy symptoms and the impact on my life

According to Mayo clinic the basic definition of cerebral palsy is: “Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by an insult to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth.” I get asked … Continue reading

Feel free to ask questions about cerebral palsy

I struggle to understand why people worry that they will offend me by asking questions. Rest assured that I started this blog as a resource and I am happy to answer questions.  However if on the off chance I am … Continue reading

startle reflex Cold Winter Days, Cerebral Palsy and Tight Muscles

I’ve written a lot on the topic of tight muscles, startle reflex, and cerebral palsy. But being that it is winter I thought it was worth revisiting. This winter, I noticed an improvement in these areas for me, and I … Continue reading

Tendon and Hamstring Lengthening Surgery

I think I was about four when I had my first major surgery. The surgery was a tendon / hamstring lengthening procedure. It worked. It has truly allowed for better range of motion. I don’t remember much from life before … Continue reading