Frustrated In FernieWell I've been up for hours looking for information on adults with CP and I'm still on this site so I think its time to tell my story. I was born in 77' in a small town in BC Canada. I have a twin and I was the first born. due to a lack of oxygen I have CP and my sister does not. Even though I have a twin, I am still very lonely. She had no complications, and is therefore normal. Our parents were kids themselves and did nothing to improve my situation. and never even discussed what I had. They divorced when I was very young, and my sister and I were passed around to family members. It was not until I was an adult that I even understood what I had. At this time I also found out that many of my issues could have been made easier with a few simple surgeries. And the resentment and lonliness began to grow. Growing up was hard enough with the teasing and being left out of so many things, combined with the fact that my sister lived a normal life and enjoyed all the activites of childhood and beyond.
I have never had the support I have truley needed, and as a teen when a shown the smallest bit of love I jumped in full force, so suprised that anyone could possibly love me. I spent 10 years of my life doing everything I could to make this man happy, neglecting the things I needed in the process. And now it has all been done for nothing, as he has moved on. I happily at least have my beautiful and completly healthy daughter And now i am feeling the affects of age along with my cp and neglect. And with an even lower self worth then I had before, I have remarried, someone very much the opposite of my ex, or so i thought, although he cares for my needs, he almost seems happier that i am becoming more unhealthy, and fragile. And is rather discouraging on my trying to impove things. I need the encougement that I can make the changes needed to become as healthy as my restrictions allow. I wonder, is it possible as an adult with CP to learn to ice skate, ski or some other sport. I need to start trying to find an active life styly for my 5yr old before she developes an unhealthy life, and i am finding because I cant do these things she says she is unable. Does anyone know of resorces in the Kootenys of BC?