25 July 2008

The Gift of Cerebral Palsy

A big thank you to Susie for allowing me to have this blog on her site, you guys will see more of me so i will start by telling you a little aout me.
I am 31. I have Diplegic Cerebral Palsy (this is my official diagnosos but i'm afraid that i disagree as both arms and legs are affected). My Mum had a placental abruption with 6 weeks to go and the hospital delayed delivery for some hours. Apparently i "died" for 5 minutes - well needless to say the good Lord was not ready for me just yet! I like to think that, if i haven't achieved it yet, there is a good reason why i have to stay here and do stuff, either that or pass on some good attitude towards having CP, maybe being able to inspire others.
I have had numerous surgeries (as im sure most of us have) most at Oswestry Orthpaedic Hospital, under a Cosultant called Mr. John Patrick (any of you recognise thise PLEASE let me know!) Most of them were very well done and recovery was good. However in 1988 it all went horribly wrong - i will put that in my next blog.
I am married to John, for 7 years and we are still madly in love, he is a very special man and a very very wonderful husband. He cares for me and dotes on me like ive never known anyone to do with anyone before. He reads me so well and knows just what to do to help. I didnt know such depth of love was possible - he is my entire life.

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