I post a lot about my life with Cerebral Palsy on my personal IG page. This is one of the pictures that I posted about chronic pain. So after this picture was posted I received multiple messages asking me if I really was 1 of 2, because they never ‘heard’ me complain about chronic pain or I didn’t ‘look’ like I was hurting when they were around me. (more…)
“Hello my name is Kimberlee, and I have Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy.” The shock factor on people’s faces when I say this is priceless.
A recent conversation with some blogger friends of mine had me thinking about my life with Cerebral Palsy. There were some comments made about how I live my life and how they didn’t know people with Cerebral Palsy could live a productive life. None of these comments were rude, they just gave me a chance to tell them that life with Cerebral Palsy can be fulfilling. (more…)
That’s right, you read the title correctly. I have debated whether or not I would post the original article I wrote for She Knows Media on my site. I decided to just go ahead and share it. Often times people question whether I have Cerebral Palsy because I don’t look like other people that they see with this disability.
Every case is different. Just because we have the same type of CP doesn’t mean that our symptoms will be the same. I have Spastic Diplegia CP, it mostly affects the left side of my body. Others with with SD CP may have impairments with their legs or arms, it really depends.
So if you’ve followed me on instagram you will notice that I am back in physical therapy. No, nothing happened but I needed to go because my muscles are extremely tight. Being in therapy three days a week, you meet people and talk with others about why you’re there. My life with Cerebral Palsy has been the topic of discussion lately. There is a fire fighter there who has a son with Spastic Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy, all of his limbs are affected. We talk about treatments, surgeries, therapies and life. One things that sticks out is him saying he never knew anyone else with CP, so knowing that there is hope for his son makes him proud. Since hearing that I decided to share the article I wrote.
CP gives me hope, it makes me unique. I’ve had to learn how to walk again so many times. Surgery after surgery, doctors visits, therapy sessions but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Going through all that made me who I am. Each day I live I will share my story and encourage others to keep going.
Cerebral Palsy really is my SUPER POWER!!
This has been a really crazy six months. The past month has gone by so fast that I don’t know how I kept my head above water. Now that things have calmed down I’m back to working on my goals. There were a few things I wanted to start doing at the beginning of year but life happened and I was unable to make it happen.
Well it’s the start of a new month, new beginnings and time for me to step outside of my comfort zone some more. I have a few goals that I want to accomplish this month. One way to hold myself accountable is to write them down.
- Create videos. I have the equipment so it’s time to start using it. I’ll go live on my Facebook page to talk about my life in the kitchen with Cerebral Palsy and food allergies.
- Bring back Kitchen Tip Thursdays.
- Tastefully Simple unboxing. You asked about how I use the products I sell so I’ll share some cooking tips.
- Local restaurant reviews. I live really close to the beach and all these great restaurants. Time to share some local finds.
Here’s to a month of great expectations. What are your goals for the month?