Okay so its been a rough weekend and its only saturday.
On Thursday I woke up feeling really sick. My throat felt really sore and my chest hurt. Thank you who ever shared their cold with me (note the sarcasm). Anyway, I tried to stand up and I noticed that my legs felt like they weighed a million pounds and were really wobbly to stand on. I let it go thinking I was just really tired. I called into school and took it fairly easy for the day. Friday it got worse. I could stand on my legs at all. Any pressure on them sent pain through my body. My mom took me to the doctor who really didn't have any clue what it was. But said that she thought it had something to do with my CP. She put me on Lyrica and said to see if that helped. The other thought was that it could have been some of reaction to the flu shot mixed with my CP and medication. Not sure we will ever know the answer.
We need do x-rays and the one thing we did notice is that my hips are getting worse, it looks like bone is rubbing onto bone. So hip surgery maybe in my near future.
Anyway, here is where I need your opinion. My dream is to work with kids with special needs and I will never give up that dream. The problem is currently I am in school to be an Occupational Therapist Assistant. I really like it and I love the idea of helping kids in that way. The problem is I am not sure if my CP will allow me to do it. At this point it seems as things have been getting worse and doctors aren't really sure why. Can I really become an OTA or is it a dream that is way to far out of reach? How can I help a child if I am just as disabled as they are? Opinions please!
My other option I was thinking about was becoming a special education teacher...but its just thought at this point.
oh and my legs feel better today. I can stand on them, still a little wobbly but better.