I Was Born Six Weeks Premature

I have minor cerebral palsy due to a minute's lack of oxygen to the brain when I was born. My left side is the most affected. When I was six years old, I had double osteotmies (the doctors broke my legs and turned my feet out) and hamstring releases. As a result, I can walk short distances with assistances.

falconflight falconflight
5 Responses Apr 5, 2008

I was born five months premature weighing 1lb 15oz. I have cp on my right side.

I was born 6 weeks early too, and weighed 3 lbs. I have Cerebral Palsy in my left leg.<br />
Does your legs hurt sometimes? Mine does.

I had the same surgery done, to my left hamstring, I had to re-learn how to walk because my left leg was in a full-leg cast. I was really young, like 2, so I don't remember it though..<br />
My CP is mild, a left hemi-pareisis. I was perfectly healthy up until 9 months when I started having seizures and that caused a lack of oxygen to my brain, resulting in my left side getting cp.

Oh my goodness, that sounds unbelievably painful. I hope all is well with you now though.

iam sorry this has happened to you. but you seem to have adjusted