I Have Cerebral Palsy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 469 People

    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 16

    Well honestly when I found EP by accident

    looking for like a dating website or something like that for people with Cerebral Palsy like myself and I found EP. I don't even remember what I typed in, but clicked on on it and I was about to see a guy from a guy with Cerebral Palsy and I wanted to comment and in older to do...
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9

    I've started doing a blog about my life what

    challenges I've had to cope with and medical changes
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 9

    I was born July 24 and was due November 4.

    2 pounds, 2 ounces. I was not expected to live, let alone walk or talk. Today, I am 16 with left hemiplegia and finally felt brave enough to talk to others with cerebral palsy too. :)
    bryceisapenguin bryceisapenguin
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Nov 6, 2014

    Mild, But Still There..

    Hi everyone. I've thought about how to write my story for ages. I'll just say what I know. I have cerebral palsy. I was born 2 months early and there were several complications with the birth. I spent another 2 months in the hospital after that. I was diagnosed as a baby because...
    ambience ambience
    22-25, F
    55 Responses Jun 15, 2010

    CP Is a Gift...

    I have a crazy idea, folks. I think that you could look at our CP as a gift. With it, we can see injustice and ignorance and we know that love and friendship matters. Our eyes are wide open and wise. Our bodies are twisted, we may limp or use wheels, but So What? We are awesome...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    21 Responses Apr 10, 2009

    So after yesterday I have to have another

    feeding tube put in but it's got to be done surgically this time plus I have issues with my Bowles not looking forward to next week hospital stay
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 12

    Hey everyone :) my name is Chelsea.

    I am 20 years old and I have mild cerebral palsy in both my legs. It was caused my the umbilical cord being wrapped around my neck and I didn't walk until I was 3 years old. My relationships with people though out my life have been difficult because it is hard for people to...
    the1andonlyChelsChels the1andonlyChelsChels
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    Proud Cp Woman Here

    Yes I do. The medical term for my type is 'Spastic Ataxic Quadriplegic'. This means I have tight muscles, lack balance and all four limbs are affected. I use a motorized six wheeled black beast of a chair for mobility. It is in stark contrast to my thin, small frame and makes me...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    66 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    I've had enough of hospital off to hospital

    again with prolonged chest infection not good
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 29

    Being Told Its Your Fault U Have Cp :(

    hi im pretty new at this but i figure your spoused to write your personal experiences so others can learn from them??? so here goes, i spent my life beleiveing what my parents told me "when you were born the doctors couldnt explain why you had cp" you know how it is what you dont...
    Brayden15 Brayden15
    13-15
    10 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    I've recently been experiencing a lot of pain

    in my legs and hip area. It's really annoying as I haven't done anything strenuous, I have just been following my daily routine. The pain keeps on coming and going. Can anyone relate to this?
    Alexp3 Alexp3
    16-17, F
    Jan 19

    If you have, dating,

    or married to someone with Cerebral Palsy female/male I recommend you watch this movie trailer and and see it when it comes out in June. My Cousin just shared it on Facebook right now and we're already planning to go see it!!! >>>>>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh993__rOxA
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 5

    Happy cerebral palsy awareness day!

    I would have never thought I would be so happy as I am this time last year. CP has made me a stronger person and I am so grateful for everyone who has helped me achieve all that I have achieved in my life! I have learnt to accept myself for who I am and I would not want my life...
    Alexp3 Alexp3
    16-17, F
    Mar 25

    Hello my friends. I have mild cerebral palsy.

    It affects my walking and sometimes I trip over myself but apart from that I'm completely independent. I really try to be positive as much as possible and I'm not afraid to joke about my condition. I am currently acting at a regional theatre and I'm currently training to become...
    jbird1890 jbird1890
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    Not because I want to,

    but I have cerebral palsy and I can't walk to the restroom and sit down on the toilet by myself like I wish I could. My parents have to put me on the toilet, I don't wear dippers or anything like that. I wear underwear. The only times I pee on myself is when I laugh and need to...
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    hi im nick i have cp

    and I have had CP since I was a baby I was three months premature and I had a hole in my heart I was also adopted and I am living my life one day at a time it's really hard for other people to understand because they don't have the situations I have I'm looking for some friends...
    nickawesome24 nickawesome24
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    Dose anyone know if a cure to drooling with CP

    I have issues drooling all the time ??
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 4

    Night one in hospital I have a lung infection

    and I have got iV Antybotics being looked after well
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    Mar 1

    Throughout my life I've been stuck in the

    middle. As I have mild cp I am able to do many things that any other teen can do but I'm also quite limitedI attended a regular nursery whilst I attended a special ed one twice a week. From then on, I was in a mainstream classroom with assistance from a classroom aid. As from...
    Alexp3 Alexp3
    16-17, F
    Mar 31

    I am now been discharged from hospital happy

    times back at home with parents
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Mar 5

    I Communicate Differently, But Please Communicate

    Like many people with cerebral palsy I use a wheelchair for mobility. My condition also affects my ability to speak and so I use an electronic communication device. Most people have seen one of these or are familiar at least a bit with Steven Hawking. If you meet me or another...
    HollieRgirl HollieRgirl
    18-21, F
    23 Responses Apr 25, 2012

    I have mild cerebral palsy in my left leg.

    It causes me to walk with a limp and all through middle school I was called "limpy". Ive not yet gotten picked on on high school and I'm hoping it's because everyone's finally accepting me for who I am(: I've learned to embrace my cerebral palsy because it sets me apart from...
    alexis1498 alexis1498
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 16

    My life isn't always easy,

    but I'm strong because of everything I've been through and I couldn't have done it without the help of my parents Reina and Eric and my closes friends in my life @mrsarias_24 and @michaelbarreraswife and @doughnutdrake thank you guys for everything you have done for me, it...
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    I am 30 I have CP it's been hard

    but good I have a son love of my life I use to walk but in jr high school they said I had to go in a wheelchair or I could not go to school but I make life how u want it
    mandy1984 mandy1984
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 12, 2014

    I had a relationship

    for six years and January 1 she broke up with me saying she felt like I was more of a friend. I have cerebral palsy and now my confidence took a big hit.
    dustinb85 dustinb85
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 25

    I'm 38 years old. I have mild cerebral palsy.

    It basically just effects my speech. Sometimes my head shakes when I'm nerves. And my hands shake a little. I'm not in a wheel chair. And I don't have any trouble walking. I hate the way people treat me. They automatically assume I'm mentally handicapped. Can anyone else...
    sunshine20144 sunshine20144
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    I am 27 year old and I have mild spastic

    cerebral palsy. It effects mostly my left leg. Over the last year it seem to go downhill. The doctor from where I grow up has no idea how to help me.
    Daddybabygirl12 Daddybabygirl12
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 29

    Hello everyone, I'm 21,

    and getting through life with CP was, and still is, hard. I'm not going to make a long post because it hurts my hands I just wanted to say that I'm here to chat with anyone who needs me. I know what it's like being younger, and I could use some advice about growing older. We...
    seriouslyscarred seriouslyscarred
    22-25, M
    Nov 2, 2015

    I have Cerebral Palsy

    and I can't walk, but I crawl and I had to pee so I got off my bed so I could crawl to the restroom and tell my step mom because my dad's not home and I couldn't hold it and peed on myself. She doesn't know because they get mad at me when I pee or poop on myself. I'm trying to...
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 13

    I'm in a long distance relationship

    and this is what I texted my boyfriend on Valentine's Day I'm not lying babe since the first moment we talked I had a very strong Love ❤️for you and now I know why. And without even knowing me in person or anything about me you accept me and love me. You've done so much...
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 15

    Today is hospital appointments

    and check ups great not
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    Mar 10

    My Life: Cerebral Palsy

    Since grade school, I've always been one that has been bullied. Never really understood at first, I thought I was just like everyone else. I started realizing more and more that I had limitations on certain things, and teachers would allow me to do things that other students...
    eszymanski eszymanski
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 25, 2013

    Feeling much better for a change looking

    forward to going out later with my parents my parents are so good and carering people
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 10
    peapot69 peapot69
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 7

    Can anyone help me I have Cerebral Palsy

    and I dribble all the time. I have poor mouth control and closure I wear a bib all the time is there any treatment that can be done to slow the flow down. In winter months I get sore chin just looking for advice thank you
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    Feb 12
    Revolution17754 Revolution17754
    18-21, M
    Mar 24

    I have a mild case of spastic CP in my legs.

    I am in my first year of university and I am loving it! Yes there it has been a major adjustment for me but I am doing it.
    morgan2a morgan2a
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

    I was born with CP and my mother was told I

    would not live to see 18. I am proud to say I am now 30 and able to live on my own. I recently started thinking about learning to drive. The CP affects my legs and I use a walker. I am hoping that driving is possible.
    Truelady30 Truelady30
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2014

    Grandma Helped Me Be Who I Am Today

    (gonna start from beginning and work through my life with grandma, I called her mommom) I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy in my first year of life. I was not able to walk or talk until I was 3 from the help of mommom. When I was 3 mommom was working at Life college and...
    peacelover927 peacelover927
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

    My Moderate Cerebral Palsy

    I was born at 1 lb 10 ounces. You might say "wow". Yup, I was the size of a soda can. I take physical therapy now and it's helping. I might have to use leg braces every day. I fall down some times. So please understand me and I'm a good person. Come to me and let's have a chat...
    Oscarrios570 Oscarrios570
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2013
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Mar 27

    Hello, I have Cerebral Palsy (Left

    Hemi-Spastic) and Dystonia. I am 15 years old and I have a hard time feeling like I am wanted in certain groups. I am the only person in the town I live that has either of these disabilities. I have never been told I can't and I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to, but...
    Supermanslover143 Supermanslover143
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    Hi my name is Madison .

    I have CP that effects me from the waist down . I was born 2pounds 3 oz . I have had my fair share of physical therapy from kindergarten to 5th grade. The physical therapy was not changing my CP so they gave up trying to get me to walk. That was a long time ago... Most of the...
    MaddyJB2016 MaddyJB2016
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    This is my blog please read February 2016

    Well I was born in a local hospital premature (9 Weeks) in 1981 in London in the uk at the start of my life things were never great I had my first seizure at 4 months old and was not out of hospital for the first 7 months of my life I always had careering parents mum and dad at...
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Feb 19

    The one person that never helps me

    unless I ask , doesn't judge me is my best friend and honestly it's the best feeling it feels like I'm normal
    peapot69 peapot69
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 14

    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Hate-My-Disability/7665926
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 29

    I have Cerebral Palsy effects my legs

    and milder in my arms I am looked after by my parents I also have Eplipsey quite bad but well looked after by my mum really like to talk to others with CP
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 18

    Arrived at the hospital awaiting to been seen

    for surgery nervous for sure
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 14

    Surgery went well yesterday was back on the

    ward no issues I have 12 stitches and some pain that's about it
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 15

    In so much groin pain I can't walk properly

    and I get stuck whenever I move suddenly. Been to physio was told that it was weak and given some exercises but it hurts even more now and I find it hard to go up and down steps. What shall I do? Would really appreciate any recommendations.
    Alexp3 Alexp3
    16-17, F
    Apr 7

    Hi all, I have mild cerebral palsy affecting my

    left side. I'm still trying to accept it even though it has been 23 years. :p I am incredibly shy and find it really difficult to make friends because of my disability, so I have always been a loner. I also worry that some people just can't see past the disability. I dream of...
    knporter1 knporter1
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jun 21, 2014

    Buy your cerebral palsy awareness bracelet here

    >>>>>>>>>http://theawarenessstore.com/collections/cerebral-palsy/products/cerebral-palsy-hope-faith-love-bangle-bracelet
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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