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Ok so what now! Questions to ponder as a future is uncertain

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  I have been quiet for a long time, and things have been a bit of a stretch. I have been thinking during this period that I should be reversing a few of the ideas that I had for this outlet. I am here to give an idea of what life is like with the condition. Everyone assumes that everyone wants to have their place that is their castle. Yes, that is the case to a certain extent but when living with a condition such as cerebral palsy life gives you curve balls constantly. Certain things can be a trigger an overload of anxiety and panic. that cause a circle of stress and anxiety. These include house maintenance in any form, bills that are not anticipated and accidents. For me, it was the uncertainty of what the future holds for me as a person who has cerebral palsy. Doing any amount of exercise or general existence can cause wear and tear on the body meaning that there is no certainty of what is going to happen in the future. As I have mentioned, in other posts the condition wears the bod

Balance in all things! An observation in Equality.

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In the beginning: There has to be a balance in all things. Yet the scales of life throw wobbles. These wobbles can be about anything.  And yet knowing where to make the balance is a difficult one. The lyrics for The Rythm of Life sung by Sammy Davis JR has the most meaning for me.  However, I was having a drink and started to think about the balance of equality. Equality in the simplest form: In the simplest form equality is about ensuring every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their life and talent.  There are other meanings too: Equal proportions Equal wages Equal homes Equal sizes ? Really? Yet while having this drink and listening to a conversation I realised because everyone’s view on equality is different that it's not relevant. This seems odd but that is the point! Example: Take being colour blind; there are variations of this such as seeing two different shades of the same colour But these are seen as the same shade when someone is colour blind.  Ok

Knowing when Change is coming

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  How are you dealing with the world right now? This has been one of the most hideous years ever for almost everyone in the world. The worst I can think of was a century ago when the Spanish flu killed 50 million people worldwide. Now the world has changed because of this new virus. The number of changes that have altered the environment and social actions of people because of Covid19. Everyone is struggling in some way some are even rebelling. These situations are scary for everyone understandably but we need to stand together. It will get easier with time and resources but these again will take time to find a vaccine or cure How are you dealing with the situation at home or work? There has been some kind of stagnation, which in a way has been a good thing. It has made people breathe and realise what is important both emotionally and physically. Yet others just don't care or don't believe what is going. Because they think it's a hoax but it's not. It is ok you a

What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy

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  Are you curious about why some people shake but don't have the condition Parkinson's?  Do you see people sitting in a wheelchair every now and then shaking? And wonder why?🤔 Are you a parent of a child with either the occasional shake on their limbs or are they constantly shaking? Or do they have stiff movements? I can give you some insight. As I have the condition as mentioned in  Life with Diplegic Mixed Cerebral Palsy . But in this post, I am specifically talking about the Spastic type. 🦽 What are the symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy? Primary symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy include  muscle tightness , or increased tone, leading to stiff movements and difficulty executing precise motor control. When upper limbs are involved, flexion (Tightness)  is seen at the elbow, wrist and fingers. There are various degrees of this. I'm fortunate to have a fairly mild case. It can be in any type of cerebral palsy such as diplegic, one limb or quadriplegic. It al

A wake Up

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  Further to my post  What is in a cup of coffee any way I wrote about what I thought about coffee and what was my favourite type. And although I did mention some of the benefits that coffee I did not mention all of them. I was contacted by #GerardPaul from #ManyEats in which he mentions many more. So in conjunction, I would like to add his amazing article  Health Effects of Coffee  which has more information. Although opposing to my own views on points. I would be foolish not to recommend reading it. So although this is a short post, I wanted to add more information. And since my previous post was a year ago on my original blog and rather than just edit my post I thought I would write a completely new post.  Love and Peace xxx