This is something I’m currently living through myself, I don’t have CP though.
8 months ago I sustained what everyone thought was a minor sporting injury – however it didn’t really get better and has turned out to be much more major. I’m waiting to see a second specialist currently.
I went from playing partially sighted football and blind cricket to being unable to walk without crutches or a stick. I missed physical activity and unable to go to the gym looked at wheelchair sports I might be able do do as a blind individual.
I started playing wheelchair basketball I totally sucked but I persevered it was great getting a workout doing something active and playing sport again.
And then I injured my neck walking around Tesco’s with no diagnosis as to what I’ve done and a huge amount of nerve pain that I wouldn’t wish on anyone affecting the use of my left arm – I’ve had no option but for now to stop playing wheelchair basketball for the time being.
This has left me thinking about what exercise I can do and the options are very limited – so far I’ve been swimming twice with mixed results… Swimming isn’t that great for my back so it’s a balancing act.
The result I’m massively less active than I was 8 months ago and I’m gaining weight which I hate but the frustration is I just can’t physically exercise enough. This lack of exercise and weight gain then have a negative affect on my body causing muscle wastage and more mobility problems.
But hey ho! I’m hoping once I see all The various NHS specialists on down to visit and once I get the right treatments in place to stop building up and doing more exercise again, as someone.
Who loves sport the current status quo is quite torturing
My favourite thing about being disabled has always been that no-one expects me to do any exercise.
I have cerebral palsy (CP) and the assumption that I couldn’t take part in sport while growing up was one I was happy to embrace because I hate physical exercise.
So imagine my frustration when Paralympics 2012 came to London and disabled people the world over seemed to be getting sporty. Every other taxi driver would ask me if I was going to take up sprinting.
Though the Paralympics loomed large, it turns out I am not the only disabled person who dislikes taking part in sport. According to new research by Scope, although most disabled people think the London Paralympics showed they can achieve great things, only 5% of them were actually inspired to do more exercise or sport after the games.
The thing about having CP…
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