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 trust in Him as always. I am going to have to figure out a way to use my walker outside to get to the car now, though. For the past two weeks I have walked on my knees once i get to the carport to reach our car. I just can’t continue doing that. I just can’t use my walker out there because the slant of the yard and drive makes the walker try to flip. We will get it all figured out. This is just new territory for me and I just have to adjust. Some experts will tell you Cerebral Palsy is not progressive. But as someone living with CP, I am telling you these experts are wrong. For years, I had thought that I would just sail through this life always being able to walk without any assistance. But here I am, at 47 years of age and mostly confined to a walker for assistance for walking and a trapeze bar to assist with getting out of bed every morning.
If you are like me and have Cerebral Palsy, it is vital that you begin an exercise program as early in life as possible. Perhaps this is where I went astray. I was always too cocky, too pig-headed and thought I did not need it. But I was completely wrong. So please learn from my mistake. Exercise! And if you have insurance, request both Physical and occupational therapies. These will aide in preserving your ability to walk as long as possible! Also, try and maintain a healthy weight. Less weight on your legs will not only make your legs feel lighter. But will also take pressure off of your knees,, hips and joints.