HELLO

I don’t have much to say right now. I just thought I would post something to let you know I’m still around. Have a good week.

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I wasn’t told I had cerebral palsy till I was 60 – Paula’s story

This is a reblog from another blog. I hope you like it as much as I did.

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Guest blog from Paula, who contacted our helpline earlier this year after learning she had cerebral palsy – at the age of 60. Until then, she had never received any kind of support. Here she shares her experience.

In January 2015, soon after my mother died, my sister called me and told me there was something she needed to tell me – that I have mild cerebral palsy, and that my mother had never told me. I am 60 years old, and I had known nothing about it until then.

I went to my GP and asked him to read me the medical notes from my birth. Sure enough, there it was.

My mother and I had not been in touch for 23 years, for many reasons. I will never know why she didn’t tell me.

There was more of a stigma around disability at that time, so maybe that…

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When Able Bodied People Misuse Electric Mobility Scooters in Stores

When able bodied people misuse electric mobility scooters in stores because they are too lazy and they don’t want to walk they are taking them away from the people who need them the most.

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Chronic Severe Urinary Retention

I have been dealing with the inability to empty my bladder for many years and I really don’t know the real reason this is happening to me. I first had trouble at school when I was a teenager and for years I haven’t been able to use public bathrooms. My mom calls it shy bladder because I only had trouble using public bathrooms. I was able to pee in my own bathroom and when I went to my brother’s house.

I had a very severe case of swine flu in March of 1999 and I couldn’t keep anything down. I believe this is what actually worsened my problem. A few months later on July 1, 1999, my bladder problems got drastically worse. Not only could I not urinate, I couldn’t empty my bladder and I had to be catheterized several times because I couldn’t pee at all. I finally had my urethra stretched in April of 2001 which helped until I had my annual pap smear in March 2002. Then my symptoms returned so now I stopped having them because I thought that was what brought all my symptoms back in the first place. Twelve years ago, I had my urethra stretched a second time because I thought it would help since it helped the first time. However, it only made matters worse for me. I could not pee at all and I often had to go to the Emergency Room and get catheterized. I ended up having to wear a catheter in my bladder which would give me an infection every time.

I was told I have neurogenic bladder due to my Cerebral Palsy. However, I have never been able to find any actual proof. There is nothing that says C. P. causes this problem to occur and I have asked other people who have C. P. if they have trouble peeing. They said they can pee but they can not hold it in where as my problem is that I have the urge to pee but I can not urinate and empty my bladder.

I believe I have undiagnosed Interstitial Cystitis because when I have this problem and they check my urine, no infection is found. I believe they I developed this disease a few months after having a severe case of swine flu in March of 1999. I developed I. C. on July 1, 1999 and I had trouble peeing off and on for 16 years. As of today, all my symptoms have returned. I can not catheterize myself but I wish I could. I was in remission for 11 years which is the longest I’ve been in remission. I have tried everything to get myself to be able to pee but nothing helps. The shortest time I’ve been in remission is 10 months. I have no burning, pain or ulcers in my bladder. I just can not pee when I sit down to try to go. I don’t know why this is happening to me again. I do not believe I have neurogenic bladder.

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TWITTER FOLLOWERS

I was checking my e-mail and I found out my twitter account was somehow hacked. I changed my twitter password. If you get any follows from anyone claiming to be me, it is not me.

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A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA WHEN POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HAS BECOME THE NORM

Friday June 26, 2015, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage one day after they upheld socialist health care. This was a huge victory for the gay community and those who support them. Sadly, it was also a huge victory for political correctness. This does not change my opinion that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Not two men or two women. I guess next it will become legal to marry your cat, dog, horse, cow, pig or whatever animal you have as a pet.

You may have heard or read about the Confederate Flag controversy which seems to be brought up every time there is a shooting in any southern state. Many black people and some white people who are half or at least part black are strongly offended by the Confederate Flag which they believe represents their former enslavement. They see it as a symbol of hate. Sadly, many governors of southern states such as Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has decided to remove the Confederate Flag from the state house and the governors mansion. Other governors in other states in the south have done the same. There is even a call to edit the Confederate Flag out of Gone With the Wind. The Confederate Flag represents southern heritage and southern pride. I guess the American Flag will be next because people think it represents wars, imperialism, racism, sexism and every other thing and ism they believe is wrong with America. Maybe we can replace the Confederate Flag with the Mexican Flag and the American Flag with the gay pride flag if it makes people happier. It’s sad when nine unelected judges and a handful of southern governors choose to cave into political correctness.

If my opinions are threatening or offensive to you, feel free to unfriend me and un follow my blog. I don’t hate. How can anyone hate someone they don’t know? I don’t usually get political because I know most people probably disagree with me and find my opinions threatening or offensive. I just wanted to get this off my chest. I’m tired of keeping my opinions to myself because I may offend or seem threatening to someone.

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THE CHILDREN’S MENU

I have always looked young for my age. When I was in my 20’s, people thought I was 11 or 12 because I looked so young. I would often get the children’s menu when I went out to eat. I often wonder if anyone else has ever been mistaken for a kid when they were younger.

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LETTER TO MY INTERNET “NINJA”

EXPRESSION OF SELF

Behind that computer

You feel like a boss

Tormenting and bullying because you have no better cause

You write things to make others hurt and cry

Because your own feelings of inadequacy won’t go away no matter how much you try

You call people names in the hope it will make you feel better

But you cannot bring light into your life by trying to dim another’s

There is no reward in being malicious, stick to what really matters

Be uplifting and live out a meaningful purpose

You create fake accounts because you cannot really face your victim

You can’t say those terrible things to their face

So you hide behind  a false identity

Because you’re a coward

Seems like you should be working more on your self-esteem issues

You know, worry more about the inward than outward

People fail to realize, the same internet that can give you a…

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter from born disabled.

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Do You Believe?

I went to the movies today to see Do you believe?. It was a very good movie.

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