Shane’s Journey

Is Cerebral Palsy Progressive

Is Cerebral Palsy Progressive Is Cerebral Palsy progressive? That is the question that I have been asking myself about my own journey with Cerebral Palsy. I could be pissed off right now. But I am not. There has to be a logical reason that I am rapidly losing the use of my legs. All I can do is pray about it and continue exercising them. I have never been one to question God. I will…

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Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Causes of Cerebral Palsy There are many causes of Cerebral Palsy. Many parents are happy when they see their child for the first time right after birth. No other moment is more sacred than this. However, while some parents rejoice at the birth of their child other parents are crestfallen and rejected because their new-born child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The question why does only my baby have cerebral palsy is in the…

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Cerebral Palsy and A Morning Angel

Cerebral Palsy and A Morning Angel It is now 9:08 a.m. as I sit down and begin my first ever attempt at blogging. My home healthcare provider has just arrived to help with house cleaning and personal hygiene, as needed. I claim to be a morning person. But am I really? Come with me and we’ll decide together if indeed this is true. It is 7:15 a.m. The alarm goes off. I open my eyes.…

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A Husband’s View (part 7)

A Husband’s View (part 7) And here we go again. Anxiety, yet excitement can only describe the next to last chemo session. We are at number five on the morning of August 4th when we yet again make that journey to the clinic for Michelle to be hooked up to all these IV’s to receive these nasty, yet necessary medications that will continue to kick her cancer’s ass! I just said a bad word, didn’t…

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A Husband’s View (part 6)

A Husband’s View (part 6) Michelle is now halfway through the scheduled amount of chemo sessions. She is already growing tired of these drugs that have begun to weaken her, both mentally and physically. However, this feeling worn down received a bit of excitement shortly after the third chemo treatment. Michelle was doing a self exam on her breast when I suddenly heard Michelle cry out, “baby, come quick.” Well, as you can imagine, I…

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Dogs for People with Seizure Disorders

Almost 60 million people have seizures, of the 60 million 20 million are in the United States. Most people with seizure disorders will stay home or limit their time out for fear of having a seizure while they are out. Since people with seizure disorders don’t go out the lose out on the quality of life they should be able to enjoy. When people with seizure disorders get a seizure warning dog they are less…

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Dogs for Children with Autism

The way Dogs for Children with Autism help is a lot different and more unique then a regular assistive dog. The major difference is that a regular assistive dog helps with every day tasks but a dog for children with autism is there mostly for support emotionally. Because children with autism commonly have sensory overload, having an assistive dog there as a solid companion can help with the sensory challenges the child with autism may…

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Permanent Solution to a Short Term Problem

Permanent Solution to a Short Term Problem. What am I talking about? I am talking about suicide. That word has been weighing on my mind quite heavily lately. No, not because I have been considering it myself. But because I do not completely understand how an individual’s life, in their own minds, can be so bad that they seriously contemplate taking their own life. But let me not be naive about the state of mind…

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Sink or Swim

Sink or swim.  We have all heard that saying. But the funny thing is that you really don’t even think about it until you are faced with some sort of adversity in your life. For me, well sink or swim seems to rear its ugly head every couple of months. Whether it be self-induced or something beyond my control, it comes to taunt me. “OK Shane, how are you going to deal with this situation?”…

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