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A Pivot in the background because of Cerebral Palsy and Endometriosis

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  Well Hello!!! This is a quick podcast and blog post because of what has been going on around me at the minute.  I want to do that more than anything,  I want to make sure that there is enough content for everybody on both my blog and my podcast. Because it's a lot easier to do things this way.  Anyway, this is what I'm doing from now on and I'm gonna try and do it daily and skip prepping up so that you get it weekly on my phone and because it's not on the How can I put it? laziness as my energy goes as the day goes on and I end up just completely flagging. I can edit it out and work on it so that I don't have to stress out over everything all the time and then I can add it as a post as and when I need it. I'm going to start with just a quick quiet one because I don't know if it's gonna work properly.  Today. I'm waiting for a member of the family to finish and then I can get on with what they need to do with them. I'm looking forward to seeing

Cerebral Palsy A disease or condition

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  Disease or Condition So there are various ways that cerebral palsy has been boxed as either a disease or a condition. Below are the definitions by dictionary.com of each word or group of words. Disease noun a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavourable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment. any abnormal condition in a plant that interferes with its vital physiological processes, caused by pathogenic microorganisms, parasites, unfavourable environmental, genetic, or nutritional factors, etc. any harmful, depraved, or morbid condition, as of the mind or society: His fascination with executions is a disease. decomposition of material under special circumstances: Condition a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation concerning circumstances. state of health: He w

A Smal Change

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  When it was regarding this, I wanted to do a quick podcast and blog at the same time using Recording. So that I could actually be more productive and make sure that I have enough time for everything else throughout the day. I wanted to talk about how things have really changed for me regarding things because life is a lot harder having any disability such as cerebral palsy which I have. I also wanted to talk about how things have changed for me recently, as this is a general post for this week and I wanted to make sure that it was clear that I was talking about the changes for me. That's why it changes for me, at least. So I had started with Herbalife a while back. which is in Three Weeks With Herbalife . And I will be putting a stronger, more impactful post about that in the future. Another one was to do with the way that exercises are to do with me as well. Which I've also mentioned. So my goodness. What a change, things have been. After a year of trying to get anxiety out

Does cerebral palsy affect intelligence?

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This is one of the most common questions I get So what do I mean by that?  Well, as mentioned before in this blog. In various posts such as life with mixed diplegic cerebral palsy What is the difference between us Learning who you are! Just to name a few. And quite honestly the answer in my opinion is no!  My reasoning for this? Just because someone has the condition does not mean they are going to be of low intelligence. A condition of  Cerebral palsy is a form of brain injury. Not a person's intelligence.  What are the main functions of the cerebrum?   The largest part of the brain, the cerebrum initiates and coordinates movement and regulates temperature. Other areas of the cerebrum enable speech, judgement, thinking and reasoning, problem-solving, emotions and learning. Other functions are related to vision, hearing, touch and other senses. Meaning that cognitive parts of the brain are affected by cerebral palsy but it doesn't mean that we are low intelligence because we

Solutions for the seasons and their affects on a body with cerebral palsy

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  Solutions. Many of these Solutions will come across as common sense which they are however people who don't know how cerebral palsy affects people with it. people should take these into account. remember it is not just the brain damage that was caused at birth it is the secondary issues such as muscle tone and joint problems that occur later in life and when this starts to show it is best to address s two seasons correctly for that particular person it depends on how they are generally and what they are as part of the disability. If in summer the person is unable to control their body and body temperature then the best way is to keep as cool as possible as this will help the person with their movement if they can if on the other hand, they become cold then it is best to keep them warm and it doesn't matter whether they are outside or in because if someone was to have the central heating on in their house in the summer and it was hot they're muscle tone would also be affe

Summer and its Affects on the Body with CP

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  it's summer This is the third season when everyone one.is outside and it doesn't matter whether you have a disability or not but with this season comes the reversal of the situation for winter. because again muscle tone and joint pain can occur. With cerebral palsy, it doesn't matter because of the muscle tone being tight being because of it being too hot just as it would be if it was too cold as in winter.  A good example of this was a British Paralympian who was in Rio and said that her body loves the heat for muscle tone as it made it easier to run etc however her skin and the rest of the body where cerebral palsy is not affected the body hated the heat because of the humidity. Doing this group of posts I asked various members of a group who have cerebral palsy and different types such as spastic, ataxic and diplegic And it doesn't didn't matter what type of disability or cerebral palsy someone has where the weather will affect the body to some extent.  In conc

Spring and its Affects on the Body with CP

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So it's spring: This is a season where things get a little bit easier. the weather has been getting slightly warmer each day. Maybe a few days where it has been more difficult to get out however because of the way things are with cerebral palsy this is also the time of freedom to start with. Here in the UK, we are just coming through the winter when we are stuck indoors. because of the way the weather has affected our bodies with cerebral palsy. Warmer days These are the days that are slightly better than the last few months because of the way cerebral palsy is affected and the pain and the looseness of muscles is beginning to happen again because of the warmth. making things happier for us as we can move freely. it doesn't mean that we have to stay indoors but we do if it is a colder and windy day because of the pain in our muscles and joints.  Windy days Again like Autumn and Winter, these windy days in spring make it harder for us to manoeuvre and whether we are using suppor

Winter and its Affects on the Body With CP

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  Why winter? Carrying on from my post about autumn and its effects on the body with cerebral palsy. This post is about winter and its effects on a body with cerebral palsy. Warmish Days: These would be classed as the best days to go out as people have the least amount of pain in their muscles and joints due to the challenges the condition gives. Stormy Days: These days are avoided. As much as possible because of the pain that happens because of the way the muscles and joints are affected. However, we have to carry on regardless and go out if possible. Again that depends on how the condition affects the body. Rainy Days: These are similar to stormy days but can walk. They can be just as tricky especially if using walking aids such as sticks or crutches as the ground becomes more slippery. Therefore even with aids, it is more difficult to walk if done. Cold Days: Pain wise these days are absolutely the worst in my view. As my knees are very worn out. And as I have mixed cerebral palsy e

Autumn and its Affects on the Body with CP

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  What do I mean? As with every type of cerebral palsy, there's so much to think about. There are 4 main types which I have mentioned in the following posts Life with Diplegic Mixed Cerebral Palsy Common Questions for me Challenges ahead Part 1 and Challenges ahead Part 2 . But it doesn’t matter what you want to be able to do it can also depend on how your body reacts to stimuli such as the weather. So that means the seasons affect the body daily as well as the season as a whole. So what? I am picking autumn because here in the northern hemisphere have just gone through autumn and currently going through winter before the next seasonal change with spring on the way. But not here yet.    Ok, what happens? Each day can be different as the weather is. But there are generalisations and these are as follow because it also depends on how you slept the night before. again this depends on where you are living. Because if you are living in say sheltered accommodation where you cant regula